Dorm Room Delicious


The $5 a Meal College Cookbook:

Good Cheap Food for When You N
eed to Eat.

Author, Rhonda Lauret Parkinson, with B.E. Horton, MS, RD have written a college cookbook creating over 300 mouthwatering, money-saving college meals – for dorm room life as a college studentThere is an entire chapter on “Nuke It! Microwave Meals.”  Plus, this cookbook supplies the cost of each recipe, the calories and other nutritional information.  Order your copy here -

Here is one of our microwave favorites – think late-night studying in your dorm room.

Cheese Fondue

4 cups grated Swiss cheese   
(2 large pre-grated bags in the dairy section of nearby supermarket)

1 garlic clove                                
(remove thin, outer skin)

2 teaspoons cornstarch                    
(found in the supermarket baking section, next to cake mixes/sugar/baking soda – very inexpensive)

¼ teaspoon (or to taste) nutmeg       
(this is a great spice to also add to coffee, applesauce, cottage cheese and other dorm snack foods)

1 cup apple juice                             
(use convenience snack pack sizes)

About 20 breadsticks                      
(those boxes of long, thin breadsticks are yummy – or - slice up a green tart apple)

  1. Cut the garlic clove in half.  Rub it over the insides of a 2-quart microwave-safe
    casserole dish.
  2. Add the cheese to the casserole dish and stir in the cornstarch and nutmeg.  Note – we recommend dissolving the cornstarch in a small cup with 1 tablespoon of water – before – adding it to the cheese.    Then add the apple juice and mix thoroughly.

  3. Place the casserole dish in the microwave and microwave on high heat for 3 minutes.  Stir, and microwave for 3 more minutes in 30-second intervals, stirring each time.  Serve in a warmed fondue pot or in the casserole dish.  [Serving in the casserole dish will make it easier to reheat if necessary.]  Serve with the breadsticks for dipping. Or, as we suggested above – a sliced, tart green apple.