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Wyatt’s Dorm-Ready Recipes: Creative Ways to Use a Microwave

Wyatt Dillon, Contributing Writer

With severely limited meal choices and quickly-multiplying expenses from grocery store runs, it can be difficult living on campus. There are a few things you can do to lessen the financial burden while still being creative with your food choices.

First off, did you know that you could use your microwave for something other than ra-
men? If you have stale bread, don’t throw it away! Instead, freshen that bread by wrapping it in a wet paper towel and placing in your microwave for about 10-15 seconds. Are your chips stale or soggy? Place your chips in a dry washcloth and place it in your microwave for 10-15 seconds (or more if needed). Your chips are now fresh as the day you bought them, but eat them quickly! Have a jar of clumped-up honey? Put the honey in a mug and place it in your microwave for about a minute to solve this problem. Have a leftover sandwich that is just too soggy to eat? Wrap that sandwich in paper towels and place it in your microwave for short bursts of 15 seconds. You should feel your pockets getting heavier with all the money you just saved!

There are other ways to be creative with microwave cooking. You can make scrambled eggs with nothing more than 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons of milk, and a little bit of cheese. Simply scramble the eggs with your milk and cheese, place your dish in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds (stopping at 45 seconds to stir), and now you have an easy breakfast. Get creative by adding your favorite spices and vegetables.

Dorm-living does not have to limit your culinary creativity or break the bank if you use these microwave tips!


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