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Dorm-friendly recipes

 Are you hungry? Are you living in a dorm? There are many simple ways for you to use the appliances allowed in the dorms and the dorm kitchens. Here are some easy recipes you can make in your dorm room or kitchen. Sincerely, a commuter student. 

Overnight Oats 

Base Ingredients: 

– 1 cup of rolled oats 

– 1 cup of milk (oat, almond, etc.) 

– ½ cup of yogurt (substitute with an additional ½ cup of milk if preferred) 

Optional Ingredients: 

– Chia seeds 

– Ground cinnamon 

– Honey 

– Maple syrup 

– Fruit (strawberries, blueberries, etc.) 

– Granola 

– Chocolate chips 


In a glass jar or container of your choice, combine the one cup of milk and rolled oats. Keep the milk and oats at a 1:1 ratio. Add in your ½ cup of yogurt (or ½ extra cup of milk). Sprinkle in some chia seeds. Put in fridge overnight. In the morning, remove your overnight oats from the fridge and add your optional toppings. Enjoy! 

Walking Taco 


– Taco sauce 

– Lettuce 

– Sour cream – Cooked and seasoned ground beef (optional) 

– Doritos, Fritos or your preferred tortilla chips 

– Shredded cheese 


Microwave ground beef in a bowl on high for 30 seconds to temperature. Squeeze your bag of chips to crush them. Open the bag of chips and spoon the ground beef on top. Mix. Add shredded cheese, lettuce, taco sauce, sour cream or any other toppings as desired. Get a fork and chow down. 

Mac n’ Cheese in a Mug 


– 1 cup of water 

– ½ cup of elbow macaroni 

– ½ cup of cheese 


Combine macaroni and water into a mug. You might need more or less water depending on what size mug you use (standard 12 oz is suggested). Microwave on high for 8 minutes. Pause at 2 and 5 minutes to stir. Add more water if needed. Cook until pasta is soft. Add cheese into your mug and make sure there is a little bit of water still in the mug. If the cheese does not melt, pop it back into the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir and enjoy! 

Big Red’s Ice Cream Sandwiches 


– Oreos 

– Ice cream of your choice


Crush the cookies into an old Raider Bowl container (or bowl) to form a crust. Freeze for 20 minutes. Spread thawed ice cream thickly on top of the crust and add another layer of crushed cookies on top. Freeze for an hour. Take out of the freezer, cut and enjoy! 

Check out the Ship Life tab on theslateonline.com to find more cheap and easy recipes to test out in your dorm. 

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