College Issue 2014
10 Unconventional Dorm-room Recipes for Improvising Foodies
Published: August 18, 2014
Food in college can be mundane, especially when you frequent campus cafeterias. But college food doesn’t have to be boring and routine. With a little creativity and some small appliances, you can make some awesome grub. All you need is a microwave, panini maker, waffle iron, toaster oven, coffee maker and/or iron and within minutes, you can feast on some of your favorite foods.
Toaster oven hard-boiled eggs
Bowl of ice water
Put 3-5 eggs in a toaster oven, parallel to the rack (to avoid rolling). Bake for about 30 minutes. Immediately take out and put in ice-cold water for 15 minutes. Peel and enjoy.
Coffee burner waffles
Thaw waffles. Cover coffee burner with foil and place waffle on foil. Place a pan or bowl over waffle. Flip every 2-3 minutes on each side until waffle is thoroughly heated.
Ironed cheese quesadillas
Set iron to cotton setting before starting. Place one tortilla on aluminum foil and add cheese. Place a second tortilla on top and put another sheet of foil over the quesadilla and fold in the sides. Iron each side of quesadilla for 2 minutes.
Waffle iron pizza pockets
1 small can of refrigerated biscuits
Pull each biscuit roll apart and stuff with pepperoni and cheese. Place rolls on waffle iron and cook until rolls appear ready.
Mac ‘n’ cheese in a mug
1/3 cup noodles
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Combine water and noodles in a large mug and heat in microwave for 2 minutes (don’t panic; water may overflow). Stir and repeat 2 to 4 more times. When water is completely absorbed by noodles, add cheese and milk. Stir and microwave for 1 minute. Stir again and enjoy.
Taco in a bag
1 bag of nacho cheese-flavored tortilla chips
Shredded Mexican cheese
18 oz. container of ground beef
Packet of taco seasoning
Put ground beef in a microwave-safe container with a little bit of water and heat for 2 minutes. Repeat until meat is no longer pink. Mix taco seasoning and beef. Slightly crush bag of chips. Cut bag of chips and pour meat in. Top with cheese and lettuce and mix.