FOOD

Dorm Room Food Hacks

From blow drying pizza to ironing a homemade quesadilla, here are 8 dorm room food hacks to help you survive college.

FOOD

Dorm Room Food Hacks

From blow drying pizza to ironing a homemade quesadilla, here are 8 dorm room food hacks to help you survive college.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 2 cups of your favorite cereal

Steps

  1. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Once melted, add the marshmallows and microwave for about 20 seconds, depending on the strength of your microwave. Watch closely! The marshmallows will start to puff up; don’t let them go over the edge.
  3. Remove from the microwave (marshmallows will deflate) and stir the melted butter and marshmallows together until smooth.
  4. Mix in your favorite cereal and stir until well combined.
  5. If desired for shape, transfer it into another container. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Once cool, you can pop it out, cut it up and enjoy...or it eat straight from the container!

Ingredients

  • 1 butter patty, or 1 tablespoon butter
  • Pre-sliced mushrooms
  • Pre-chopped onions
  • Spinach
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • Mozzarella, shredded
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Steps

  1. Melt the butter in the bottom of the rice cooker.
  2. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are slightly translucent.
  3. Add mushrooms and continue cooking.
  4. Add spinach and cook until slightly wilted.
  5. Mix in eggs, cheese, salt and pepper and stir until combined.
  6. Place the lid on for 5 to 10 minutes, until the frittata appears fully cooked. The edges should be firm and the top and bottom almost set.
  7. Use a spatula to transfer the frittata to a plate.
  8. Garnish with mozzarella cheese and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Pancake mix
  • Chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate sauce

Steps

  1. Prepare pancake mix as package instructs. If you’re feeling fancy, add chocolate chips or whatever add-ins you prefer.
  2. Fill the bottom of a flat-bottomed bowl with mixture, filling it slowly until it reaches the edge of the bowl.
  3. Microwave it for 60 to 90 seconds, depending on the strength of your microwave.
  4. To test if it’s done, run the edges with a knife and make sure no liquid batter reveals itself.
  5. Top with whipped cream and chocolate sauce (or any toppings you’d like). Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 apples, chopped into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, or 2 butter patties
  • 1 tablespoon or 1 packet of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For the topping:
  • 1 packet instant oatmeal, maple sugar flavor preferred
  • For serving: Ginger snaps (crushed), vanilla ice cream

Steps

  1. Melt butter in the bottom of a rice cooker.
  2. Add apples and sugar. Let cook for a few minutes, until apples start to soften. Stir in cinnamon.
  3. Next, dump the oatmeal packet over the apple mixture.
  4. Place lid on top and let cook for 4 minutes, then stir to combine.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and top with smashed ginger cookies if using, followed by a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Remember to turn off your rice cooker, then enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup enchilada sauce, divided
  • 5 flour, fajita-size tortillas
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 1 cup finely shredded Mexican-style cheese
  • To serve: Cilantro, sour cream, pico de gallo, hot sauce

Steps

  1. Spread 1/2 cup enchilada sauce into the bottom of a microwave-safe 8x8-inch baking dish; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together chicken, 3/4 cup cheese and 1 packet of hot sauce if desired.
  3. Place tortillas on a clean work surface and fill with the chicken and cheese mixture. Wrap tightly and place into prepared pan. Repeat with remaining enchiladas.
  4. Top enchiladas with remaining cheese.
  5. Wrap glass pan loosely with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese has melted and enchiladas are cooked through.
  6. Serve with desired toppings.

Ingredients

  • 1 flour tortilla
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican-style cheese
  • Black beans, canned
  • To serve: Cilantro, sour cream, pico de gallo, hot sauce

Steps

  1. Heat up clothing iron.
  2. Place a sheet of aluminum foil in your work area, making sure it’s large enough to cover the tortilla once it’s been folded in half.
  3. Place the tortilla on the foil and top with cheese and beans on 1 side, then fold the tortilla in half. Wrap the foil around the folded tortilla.
  4. Place the iron on top of the quesadilla and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Flip the quesadilla over and continue to cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Unwrap the quesadilla, cut as preferred and garnish with cilantro, sour cream and pico de gallo. Serve with hot sauce.