Micro-Meals of the Week

With Michelle Thompson

Bringing you ways to eat like an adult, without having to actually cook like one.

Whether you’re living in the dorms for the first time and are already sick of Port Sky food, don’t have a stove top or oven in your apartment, or you’re just plain lazy… it’s always helpful to have a list of recipes that require nothing but the power of heat-producing, radio wave-agitated water molecules (aka a microwave) in your back pocket. ??  I, Michelle Thompson, am going to help you with that list.

This week’s recipe: Baked Apples

Nothing says “Autumn” like eating apple pie filling out of a bag, am I right? If you’re looking for a sweet fall-themed treat but don’t have the means to bake a whole pie for yourself, this shortcut may just do the trick. Baked apples in a bag is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth and is easily prepared if you have an apple, a spoonful of sugar (literally), and a couple other items lying around! Just follow these steps.

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  1. Get an apple and cut it into slices or cubes and put in Ziploc freezer bag
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch, and 1 tablespoon water into the bag
  3. Seal the bag and shake to mix ingredients
  4. Reopen slightly for ventilation and microwave for 2 minutes
  5. Be careful. The bag and its contents will be hot. Let cool and dig in!
  6. Congrats, grandma’s baking’s got nothing on you! Actually, not a single Baby Boomer’s baking has anything on you. You won at baking– nay– you won at life! Let it be known, the competition between generations is over! I can see the headlines now: “THIS JUST IN, MILLENNIALS HAVE KILLED BAKING, THE ECONOMY, AND THE VALUES OF AMERICAN SOCIETY. THEY MUST BE ELIMINATED.” BUT THEY’LL NEVER ELIMINATE US. WE. ARE. IMMORTAL!

Welp… all in a day’s work. Anyway, tune in next week for another micro meal and enjoy the rest of your week!

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