Forget communal, residence hall kitchens — you’ve got a mini fridge, a mini microwave, a hot pot, and a mini grill. That’s all you need to whip up a delicious holiday meal right in your room!
Up First: Apps
*2 cans of diced tomatoes
*4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
*1 small onion, chopped
*Garlic, basil, and pepper to taste
* 1 baguette
* Feeds 4
Mix together the diced tomatoes, chopped onions, spices, and olive oil. Then, cut your baguette into diagonal ½-inch slices, drizzle some olive oil over them, and stick them in a toaster oven or on a mini grill for five minutes until they start to turn golden brown. While the bread is still hot, top with your tomato mixture, and BAM. Apps are done!
Up Next: The Meal
Honey Grilled Chicken Breast
*4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
*1 clove of minced garlic
*1 tablespoon of lemon juice
*1 tablespoon of soy sauce
*1/3 cup of honey
* Salt and pepper to taste
Throw the garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, and honey into a large bowl and mix. Next, take your chicken breasts and season them with the salt and pepper. Coat the chicken breasts with the honey mixture and let them marinate for about two hours in your mini fridge. Finally, cook the chicken on your mini grill, making sure to turn occasionally for even cooking.
*1-2 large bags of frozen vegetables of your choice
*Spices & butter to taste
Pour veggies into a microwave-safe bowl and heat up according to directions on package. After they’re fully heated, top with the spices of your choice and give the mix a good toss.
And Then: Dessert
No-Bake Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cookies
*3 cups of quick-cooking oats
*1 cup of peanut butter
*1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
*1/4 cup of butter
*1/4 tablespoon of salt
*Hershey’s kiss topper (optional)
In a microwave-safe bowl, mix the chocolate chips, butter, and salt, and heat them in the microwave for about a minute or two until the chips are melted. Be sure to blend well before adding the peanut butter and popping the mixture back in the microwave for another 30 seconds. Then, mix in the peanut butter until it blends in completely. Lastly, add the oats and mix one final time. Spoon the mixture onto the wax paper in bite-sized portions. Let it sit and set until morning, and you’ll end up with an easy, yummy dessert!
What are some of your favorite easy, dorm recipes? Share them in the comments below!