Freshmen 15: You gain 15lb during first year and lose 15% by the end of first year
Exams Week 15: You gain 15lb during exams and lose 15% by the end of exams
I always study with food.
And when I say ‘food’, I don’t mean a nice healthy meal. I mean chocolate, cookies, cakes, crackers, chips, candy… sugar. My logic behind it is that since I’m using my brain so much to study, I need to get lots and lots of energy… These cavity-encouraging study sessions happen constantly in the week before exams, when there’s honestly not enough time for me to be cooking myself a full meal 3 times a day (oh the woes of not having a meal plan or parents to cook for you).
So today, I have decided to share with you all the wonderfully quick (and energy packed) foods that you can make with nothing more than just a microwave! (And the ingredients. [And some other stuff])
- Crackers (Graham or regular, your choice)
- Chocolate (chips or bar)
- Mush-mellows (the big ones work better)
This is really self explanatory. Take a cracker, put 1 piece of chocolate (or to taste) on it, balance a big puffy mush-mellow on the chocolate and stick it in the microwave for ~10sec. I usually microwave 3-5 at the same time and watch the mushies start to puff. It’s going to give me cancer, but it’s quite the scene. Once the microwaving is done you can just add another cracker on top to sandwich it.
- 4 Tablespoons Flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder (optional if you want nice fluffy cake)
- 1 Egg
- 9 Tablespoons Hot Chocolate powder (substitute other chocolaty goods)
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- 3 Tablespoons Oil
- 1 Microwave safe mug
- Mixing spoon
Does this sound strange? It’s actually quite cool, though it does take a lot more ingredients. First, you can smooth some oil over the interior of the mug to ensure the cake doesn’t stick. Then, what you want to do is put the dry powdered ingredients (flour, baking powder, hot chocolate) into the mug, beat the egg in and mix in the milk and oil. Once your concoction is complete, simply microwave the whole thing for 3 minutes. Wait for it to cool a bit and take the mug out; you should see a lovely cake sitting inside it. Feel free to mess with the ingredients and maybe use Nutella instead of hot chocolate?
- 1 Egg
- ~1 teaspoon Oil
- 1 Microwave safe Plate or bowl
- Plastic wrap (optional)
Bet you didn’t know you could fry eggs with just a microwave! Just crack the egg into the plate/bowl and use something clean to poke the yolk’s membrane. Do be careful with this one; you’ll have to watch the egg as it gets microwaved because all microwaves are different. I recommend 2 minutes to start and if the egg is still very liquified, add another minute. Not recommended for people who are allergic to eggs or prolonged micro-waves hitting skin cells.
- 1 Pack instant noodles
- 1 Microwave safe bowl
Put noodles in a bowl, add the powdery goodness and fill with enough water to just cover the noodles. Microwaves all vary so I’m going to say it’ll take 3-5 minutes to make instant noodles this way. Watch out, it’s hot when it’s done!
And these are just the starters! But before I finish, here’re some MICROWAVE SAFETY tips:
- NEVER put tin foil in the microwave – It WILL burn (with fire and flames and the whole set)
- Don’t leave microwave unattended when you’re using it – You never know what might explode
- When boiling water with a microwave, let it sit and cool before using it – If you add things, relatively pure water might still explode on you
- Most things will come out of the microwave HOT – Be warned.
- If your microwave explodes, it’s a good idea to call for help
Note: The author is not to be held responsible for any explosions, odd smells, burnt food or other catastrophes that come about your own microwave failures. So please, BE CAREFUL