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Dorm life is hard.
Dorm life is hard. There's roommates, communal bathrooms, showers anyone within a four-block radius can see into, quiet hours, people coming and going at all hours and paper-thin walls that let you hear your neighbor turning pages of his or her copy of The Advocate.

Possibly the worst thing of all is the lack of cooking facilities.

Sure, every residence hall offers a stove and an oven for residents to use, but I have grandparents younger than most of that equipment and I have a Ford Pinto I feel is safer.

So, I must improvise.

Luckily, I'm known for my creative foods. Here are a few of my favorite dorm recipes:

Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Ingredients: Reese's Peanut Butter cups
Peanut butter
Spread peanut butter on peanut butter cups. Smoosh together. Eat.

Apple Cider
Ingredients: Individual packets of apple cider
Soda/pop (any flavor is okay, but I like Sierra Mist/Sprite/7-Up)
Open apple cider packet. Pour in pop. Mix. Drink from packet. Add more pop as needed. Can also be done with packets of cocoa. Mini-marshmallows optional.

Kise salad
Go to Kise cafeteria and bring a backpack with Ziploc bags. Steal all the food you can manage, including but not limited to bread, fruit, vegetables, burgers, pizza, beverages, condiments and dressings. Return to your room and combine everything together in one bowl. Mix thoroughly. Eat. A good cook can serve 15 people and only be charged for one meal.

Cerealless cereal
Ingredients: Milk
Sugar
Pour milk into bowl. Add sugar. Visualize adding cereal of choice. Eat. Mmm ... crunchy.

3 a.m. crunchers
Ingredients: Ramen noodles
Salt
Other spices (personal preference)
Crush dry ramen noodles in baggie. Add salt and other spices to taste. Eat like chips.

Cold canned caper casserole
Ingredients: 1 can baked beans
1 can corn
1 can French cut green beans
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can artichoke hearts
1 can lima beans
1 jar capers
Combine. Mix. Stir. Blend. Whip.

Published 11 September 2003 in "The Advocate," Minnesota State University Moorhead
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