Dorm Room Recipes

    If you’re living in the dorms, you will realize very quickly that dorm food gets boring. To break up the monotony of dining hall cuisine, here are some dorm room recipes for those who miss their kitchens. The following recipes can be made in a microwave with ingredients that can be found at most on-campus dining halls.

    Micro-baked apples

    One apple (OK, it’s not hard to find an apple)

    Brown sugar (you can find it in the mornings near the oatmeal)



    Raisins (another easy find)

    Core apples with a sharp knife. Fill the hollowed core with raisins. Add about a tablespoon of water to each apple, then sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar to taste. Microwave the apples for about one and a half minutes per apple or until soft and juicy.

    Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Broccoli

    4 large, boneless chicken breasts (you can get these already cooked at most dining halls)

    1 cup mushrooms, chopped

    1 cup chopped onion (salad bar)

    1/2 cup chopped celery (salad bar)

    1 pound fresh broccoli (salad bar)

    3 cups bread cubes (just get some slices of bread and chop it up)

    2 tablespoons butter

    Some of these things you might have to buy at the market …

    1 cup hot chicken stock

    1 cup sour cream

    1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

    In a small bowl, microwave the mushrooms, onion, celery and butter on high for two three minutes until the onions are translucent. Add hot chicken stock, bread cubes and thyme to the bowl and mix well. Place stuffing in a 12- inch-by-8-inch casserole dish and put the chicken breasts on top. Combine the sour cream and mushroom soup in a small bowl. Pour over the chicken breasts and stuffing. Place the potatoes on the other end of the dish. Pour the butter mixture over the top of the potatoes. Cut the broccoli into four-inch lengthwise sections and place the broccoli in the middle. Cover dish with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 10 minutes. Let stand covered for five minutes. Microwave for five minutes on high, stir and microwave for five minutes more (optional).

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