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 Potato!

Step the heck back, baseball. America has a new favorite pastime now, and we’re not just fans; we’re crazed freaking lunatics about this stuff. Yes, potatoes are officially everybody’s favorite starchy comfort food. And that’s okay, because potatoes are also one of the most versatile and delicious foods in existence. I could go on one of those Bubba-from-Forrest-Gump rants about all the ways one can prepare and eat potatoes, but there just isn’t enough time and space on the site for that. Or is there …

Nevertheless, I’m going to help you consume these oval companions-for-the-soul with the least amount of effort and money possible: microwaveable whole baked potatoes. Just follow these steps.

  1. Buy a russet potato or two and scrub thoroughly
  2. Pierce several times with a fork for ventilation and place on a plate
  3. Microwave on high for 4 minutes, turn over and repeat
  4. Carefully remove from microwave, cut potato in half and mash the inside with a fork (or leave it as-is, I won’t judge)
  5. Add salt, pepper and some butter and there you are: a baked potato.
  6. BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Add some shredded cheese and bacon bits, stick it back in the microwave for 30 seconds to melt your creation, do a dollop of Daisy on that masterpiece and you have yourself a loaded baked potato for just a fraction of the cost of buying it at a restaurant
  7. Iconic.

Tune in next time for another micro-meal recipe and enjoy the rest of your week!