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: Mac and Cheeeese

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What more is there to say? Macaroni. Cheese. It’s a match made in heaven and perfect for any occasion. But boxed mac and cheese can be time consuming– or impossible if you don’t have a stove– and Easy Mac?… Let’s just say it isn’t the cheesiest mac in the bowl if you catch my drift. But if you’re still looking to satisfy your craving without having to settle, look no further than this one-bowl homemade mac and cheese recipe. Just follow these 5 easy steps!

  1. Combine a half cup of pasta, a half cup of water, and a pinch or two of salt in a microwave-safe bowl.

  2. Microwave the pasta for 2 minutes (or less if water is foaming over) then stir. Essentially you’re boiling the pasta, so repeat this process until the pasta is soft.

  3. Stir ¼ cup of milk and half cup (or more) of cheese into the pasta.

  4. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the cheese has melted and forms a creamy sauce. For a creamier sauce, add an extra tablespoon or two of milk and cheese.

  5. This mac and cheese is best right out of the microwave when the cheese has just melted, so dig in as soon as possible– without burning your tongue of course.

And that’s all there is to it! Tune in next time for another micro-meal and enjoy the rest of your week!

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!

 

Micro-Meals of the Week

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: Egg in a Cup

Forget about using “effort” and “frying pans” to scramble, poach, or fry some eggs for a breakfast sandwich. With just a coffee mug and a little magic*, you can join the ranks of Jimmy Dean, Denny, and every-diner-chef-ever with your sick egg-making skills. Just follow these steps.

  1. Crack an egg into a coffee mug
  2. Beat eggs with a fork — for sunny side up, leave as-is
  3. Sprinkle in some salt, pepper, and shredded cheese (if you’d like)
  4. Microwave for approximately 30-40 seconds, or until the egg is set (no runniness)
  5. For scrambled eggs, stop microwave every 30 seconds to stir
  6. Carefully remove from mug and put between two pieces of *insert your choice of bread* with cheese, bacon, sausage or something of the like!
  7. OR if you’re feeling even lazier than you did when you decided to nuke an egg in a cup, you can eat your creation right out of the cup!
  8. *OR* just go completely rogue and scoop it out with your hands! What is heat? What are rules? Why did the chicken cross the road? WHAT WAS HE RUNNING FROM? WHO HURT HIM? …

Yikes. Anyway, tune in next time for another micro-meal recipe and enjoy the rest of your week!

 

*No real magic is actually used for this recipe … Sorry.

Micro-Meals of the Week

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: Microwaveable Pasta

Throw out those nasty microwaveable noodle meals drowning in sodium and sadness. Believe it or not, you can actually boil regular pasta– well, some kinds– without a big pot or stovetop! Just follow these simple steps.

  1. Fill a microwave-safe bowl ¾ of the way with water
  2. Dump in your choice of small pasta (ravioli, penne, tortellini, rotini)
  3. Microwave for 3-4 minutes
  4. Drain water with a pasta strainer if you have it, or just put a paper plate over the bowl and dump out the water (be careful not to burn yourself!)
  5. Throw some parmesan cheese on those suckers and you’re ready to enjoy!!
  6. If you really want to get fancy, nuke some frozen meatballs and pasta sauce for a minute or so and you’ve got yourself a classic Italian meal for one.
  7. That’s right, just one single serving for one single person.
  8. Who cares that your roommate already has a whole squad of friends but didn’t invite you out with them for the third night in a row when you have pasta this good, right!?…

Yikes. Anyway, tune in next time for another micro-meal recipe and enjoy the rest of your week!!