Love the stir-fry station?  I know, who doesn’t.  Here is a way to make stir-fry-equivalent goodness without the wait, and at any meal you want (minus breakfast, but let’s not be weird)!

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Step 1: Get a bowl.  This the most difficult step, but I believe in you.

Step 2: Grab your ingredients from the salad bar, and put that goodness into the bowl you worked so hard to get.  This is the really fun part- you can choose whatever ingredients you want. Chicken, veggies, whatever!  I usually do a combo of chicken, broccoli, onions, edamame, and mushrooms, but you do you.  Vegetarian?  Works great with tofu too!

Step 3: Get another bowl. You can do it.

Step 4: Get a plate.  This might seems a little dish-crazy, but trust me.

Step 5: Put some sauces and spices on your assortment of ingredients.  I usually use a combo of soy sauce/lemon and pepper/garlic/whatever suits my mood, but again, you do you.  Get some hot sauce in there if you can handle the heat (I can’t).

Step 6: Now this step takes some skill.  You have to mix the ingredients and sauces together.  This takes a set of skilled hands, so don’t worry if you make a mistake.  Maybe put on an apron if you are nervous.  Ok, so you need to put the second bowl on top of the first bowl, and shake.  Just shake it up and down.  Do it over the plate in case sauce spills out.  If you are feeling risky, flip it upside down and shake it more.  I would recommend this for getting your sauces/spices evenly distributed.

Step 7: Put this pre-masterpiece into the massive panini-style grill.  Leave it in there for 3-5 minutes depending on how crispy you want it to be.

Step 8: Enjoy! You are a DC chef!

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  • Leigh Kloss is currently a Junior at Haverford College. She is a Psychology major and Gender and Sexuality Studies and History of Art minor. When she is not working at the fabulous Student Activities Office, she enjoys rapping to Nicki Minaj, watching Mean Girls, and shopping at Trader Joe's.

  • 11 October 2013
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Sometimes after dinner you’re looking for desert and the ice cream just isn’t doing it for you. No worries, with the help of the microwave you can have chocolate fondu at your fingertips.



Step 1: Grab a banana and a bowl

Step 2: Head over to the cereals and ice cream toppings and locate the chocolate chips

Step 3: Put desired amount of chocolate chips in the bowl

Step 4: Put the bowl of chocolate chips in the microwave for 45 seconds to a minute.

Step 5: Remove bowl (caution: it will be a little hot) and stir until it becomes a yummy bowl of melted chocolate

Step 6: Dip your banana in the chocolate and enjoy


Bonus for the peanut butter fans out there: It is also possible to add a spoon of peanut butter next to your melted chocolate.

wallpaper_totsHerein you will find a tutorial on how to make a delicious open-face tuna melt in the conveyor belt toaster pizza tots.

What you aim to get are warm and crunchy little bites of mozzarella and marinara goodness. Key words are warm and crunchy.

  •  Step 1: Get some tots. Look for the ones that aren’t too greasy, because you want crunchy.
  •  Step 2: Get a separate bowl and go to the salad bar. Find the marinara sauce adjacent to the salsa (salsa looks chunkier) and fill your bowl with however much marinara floats your boat. You can also sprinkle some Italian herbs from the spice bar over your sauce.
  •  Step 3: Get a pile of mozz, and put it on your tots.
  •  Step 4: Go to a microwave and pop in the marinara. 15-20 second increments with stirring will get you the best results.
  •  Step 5: Microwave the tots for 15-20 seconds.

Now you are ready to enjoy some pizza tots! You can pour the marinara over the tots, or dip them individually, although the latter method ensures better crunchiness.

Author’s Note: If you do put a tuna sandwich in the toaster, it will probably catch on fire. This will make you look like a DC hack.


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  • Joins the SAO after coming up through the farm system, where he was a .305 emailer with 10 Events Planned and 65 SEPTA tokens distributed. He enjoys not being cold, stomping the yard, and playing outdoor sports and games, as well as reading any Wikipedia articles he can find.

  • 17 September 2013
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