Published: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Updated: Friday, March 2, 2012 15:03
There's a big issue that a lot of people living on-campus face; what can you cook in your dorm room? If you're living in Stonehenge or Wheelock, you're only allowed certain appliances (microwave, fridge) and are limited to what you can create in your own room.
So instead of going to the dining hall one night, make something on your own.
Ursula Malabre-Speicher created this strange-sounding dish while she was living in Stonehenge. "I would make strange concoctions. I would take plain oatmeal and then I would mix in cinnamon, maple syrup and curry powder. And it was delicious! It works in cottage cheese too." Ohanga "Freddie" Losambe also gave a very interesting recipe idea for cooking with only a microwave:"It was called ‘Ramen Noodle Casserole.' You take [cooked] chicken Cup o' Noodles and a slice of Kraft Single cheese. You put the cheese on top of the noodles. Then you take some Banquet Chicken, cook it first, and then put some hot sauce and pepper, and sometimes you can throw in a hardboiled egg. And that is ‘Ramen Noodle Casserole." So there's proof that there's life beyond eating dining hall food and ramen.
Here's one of my own recipes:
Spinach and Mushroom Scramble
• 1/2 cup of egg beaters
• Your favorite kind of mushroom
• Finely chopped onions
• Shredded mozzarella
Pour the egg beaters into a microwaveable bowl. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Cook for another 30 seconds. Stir again, then for 20 more seconds (times vary for different microwaves). In a separate bowl place the chopped onions, mushrooms, and spinach. Microwave for 1 minute. There may be some moisture, so be sure to dump that out first. Then mix the two bowls together. Sprinkle with cheese, microwave for 20 seconds, and voila!