How to Make a Three Course Dinner in Your Dorm

Sick of eating Hot Pockets and microwavable pizza? Living in a dorm with just a microwave to serve as your only cooking appliance isn’t easy. When you go grocery shopping, you probably go straight to the freezer section, but tonight skip the frozen dinner and prepare this three course meal in your dorm. Heck, you could even host your own dinner party. All recipes yield four servings, and none of them require a stove.
Appetizer: Fruit-topped crackers

  • 10 crackers
  • 4 table spoons of cream cheese (fruit flavored or plain)
  • 1 cup of blueberries and sliced strawberries

Spread cream cheese on crackers and top with fruit.

Main course: Tuna and Noodle Casserole

  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 3 cups of wide-egg noodles
  • 1 10-ounce package of frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 large can (12.5 ounces) of tuna, drained
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) of cream of chicken
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of cracker crumbs, finely crushed
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese

Pour chicken broth into a three-quart microwave-safe casserole dish. Cover and microwave on high three minutes or until broth comes to a boil. Add noodles, cover and microwave on high for four minutes. Stir noodles and broth for about one minute. Microwave again for another three minutes, and let it stand for another two minutes.
Add in tuna, soup and half a cup of shredded cheese, and microwave on high for another five minutes. Mix in peas. Sprinkle a layer of cracker crumbs and the remaining cheese on top and microwave for one minute or until cheese melts.
Desserts: Cherry and Graham Cracker Cobbler

  • 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter of margarine, softened in the microwave for 15 seconds


  • 1 can (1 lb.) prepared cherry pie filling

In a large, microwavable bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Put in butter and place half of crumb mix in a microwave-safe nine inch square baking pan. Spread filling evenly on top of crust. Microwave for four minutes. Sprinkle leftover crumb layer on top, and microwave for another three minutes.
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