Before you dismiss this list completely, hear me out. I was a non-believer at one time, but microwavable oatmeal has changed my life. It comes in exactly the flavors you’d want microwavable oatmeal to come in- apple cinnamon, maple and brown sugar, cinnamon and spice…it’s delicious! As someone who can never bring himself to get up in time for breakfast, instant oatmeal really changes the game.
Stock up on tortillas and shredded cheese and you’ll have a quality snack that even the most novice of cooks can execute to perfection. Check out a skillet and use your hall’s stovetop to make a perfect quesadilla. Or, for the lazy, a cheese quesadilla can be made right in the room with a microwave. The cheese and tortillas will barely take up any space in your fridge.
The simplicity continues as I urge you to explore the wonders of bowties and Prego in your room. Of course you’ll need a pot to boil the pasta, but fridge space will be spared since only the sauce needs to be refrigerated.
I listed these first two items back-to-back for a reason. Throw some of the shredded cheese on the pasta to kick things up a notch, or put pasta sauce and cheese on top of a tortilla to make a personal pizza.
Take advantage of the ice machine in your hall and blend ice and any combination of fruit and yogurt for a healthy, refreshing drink. You can use the fruit that you accidentally walk out of the dining hall with *wink wink* to make the smoothies.
5) Anything in a crockpot
You might not have known this, but crockpots are in fact fair game to have in a residence hall room. If that was a surprise, check out this link to find out what you are permitted and not permitted to have in your room. Anyway, from chili to chicken to stew, if you are feeling adventurous, google a good crockpot recipe and let the crockpot take care of the rest.