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Don’t Brave The Cold Microwave it! Dorm Recipes For Snow Days

Photos by Willow Mollenkopf

1. EZ Nachos

• Tortilla Chips
• Grated Cheese
• Salsa
• Protein (fully cooked already! • Sour Cream
• Guac
• + Any other ingredients. Seriously, this recipe can be as simple or as complicated as you choose.

I mean, this one’s fairly simple. On a microwave-safe plate, spread your tortilla chips evenly. Sprinkle cheese on top and heat on high for one minute or until the cheese melts. Make sure you keep an eye on it so that the tortilla chips don’t burn. As soon as the cheese melts, add the rest of your toppings. You honestly can’t go wrong here. I personally really enjoy tortilla chips and cheese late at night. It just hits the spot and is super quick to make.

2. Mega Mac N’ Cheese

• 1⁄2 cup macaroni
• 1⁄2 cup water
• 4 tablespoons whole milk
• 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I prefer Mexican blend)
• Salt & Pepper
• Garlic Powder

In a mug, combine the macaroni and water and heat it up in the microwave for about 3-4 minutes. The mug will be ridiculously hot. If the macaroni aren’t entirely soft, put the mug back in the microwave an extra 2-3 minutes. The water should have evaporated from the cup. Just in case it hasn’t, make sure you get rid of it. Add 4 tablespoons of milk, cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. I like adding garlic powder to my mac n’ cheese but that’s entirely optional. Stir the contents of the mug and place it back in the microwave an extra 30 seconds or so until the cheese melts.

3. Eggs In a Nest

• 1 egg
• 1 slice of bread
• Salt
• Pepper

On a microwaveable plate, grab a slice of bread and cut a hole in the center big enough to t an egg. Crack an egg in the hole. Stick the plate in the microwave and heat it up for 30 seconds on medium heat. Keep heating the bread and egg in short bursts until egg is cooked to your liking. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Ramen With a Twist

• 1 Cup of Instant Ramen
• 1 egg
• 1⁄4 cup shredded cheese
• 1⁄4 cup Spinach or Kale (or both, I’m not stopping you)
• 2 diced mushrooms
• Sesame Seeds
• Crumbled Bacon • Garlic

Guys, this one is super simple and just like the nachos, you can go as hardcore or as simple as you want. Basically, before you stick your ramen in the microwave, add a whisked egg. Cook the ramen per the instructions on the box. While the ramen is still hot, add the veggies, cheese, sesame seeds, bacon and garlic.

5. Tuna Salad Sandwiches

• 1 can or pouch of tuna
• 4 tablespoons (or packets from campus vendors) of mayo
• 2 garlic cloves (minced), or 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
• Pepper
• Salt
• Avocado (optional)
• Slice of cheese of choice
• 2 slices of bread

In a bowl, mix the tuna with garlic, salt, pepper and mayonnaise. Place the mixture on bread and add sliced avocado and cheese on top. Enjoy!

Nicole Pizarro

Nicole Pizarro


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