Cooking a la College

Spring is finally here, which means summer, campfires and ball games are on the horizon. These recipes that only require a microwave are perfect for an on-the-go snack or meal as your spring schedule gets busier and finals draw closer. To get you in the mood for campfires and ball games, here are a few recipes that are sure to help your cabin fever.

S’more Oatmeal
Ingredients:
½ tbsp. chocolate chips
1/3 c. oatmeal
½ c. water
1 tsp cinnamon
1 jumbo marshmallow (or several small ones)
¼ graham cracker
Directions:
Cook oatmeal and water in microwave for 1 minute, then stir in cinnamon. Top with chocolate chips, marshmallow and graham cracker.
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'Mallows, graham cracker, chocolate chips and oats mix together to make a flavor of summer in your breakfast bowl. Rachel Pasker/The Buzz.
‘Mallows, graham cracker, chocolate chips and oats mix together to make a flavor of summer in your breakfast bowl. Rachel Pasker/The Buzz.

My notes: If you love chocolate, this is a perfect way to add flavor and a boost of energy to your morning meal! The directions are easy, and the leftover marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate chips can be used for actual s’mores later. My only caution is to take note of the type of oatmeal you have, because if it is not the quick oats, it will take longer to cook. Otherwise, enjoy this unique combination and switch up your morning routine!

Microwave Nachos
Ingredients:
Tortilla chips
Shredded cheese
Salsa or Jalapenos (optional)

These microwave nachos will fill anyone's craving in just 15 to 30 seconds. Rachel Pasker/The Buzz.
These microwave nachos will fill anyone’s craving in just 15 to 30 seconds. Rachel Pasker/The Buzz.

Directions:
Spread chips out onto a microwave safe plate and add as much shredded cheese as you want. Then microwave for 15 to 30 seconds depending on how melted you like your cheese.
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My Notes: These are perfect for a snack or a cheap meal on the go. You can spice them up with anything you usually add to nachos, or simply eat them plain. To help the cheese melt faster, you could put a plate on top of them when they come out of the microwave to trap the heat. These were a huge hit in my room; we ate two plates the first time I made them because we couldn’t believe it worked!

*If you have any suggestions or recipes you would like me to try please feel free to email me at PaskerRachelN@sau.edu.

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