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.


Hey Haverfordians!

Missing home cooked meals? Here is an easy 3 minute Mac N Cheese from for the days where the hot bar might not be your calling (or the line is just a little too long).

What you need:
1 Scoop of pasta from the Pasta bar
3-4 slices your choice of cheese (ripped up)
1/4 cup of Milk (about 3 seconds at the milk dispenser)

1. Put pasta and milk in bowl, ripping cheese up over the noodles. Give everything a quick stir.

2. Microwave on 30 second intervals, removing to mix cheese and milk in with the noodles in between.

3. Optional! Waiting for the Mac n Cheese to cool down for a longer period of time with make the sauce thicken up.

Spice it up! As always the salad bar is a puthera of great add-ins and toppings! Consider adding any of these along with the milk and cheese. Diced onions, diced peppers, diced tomatoes, leftover meat (shredded or cubed), a few tablespoons of salsa, 1/4 teaspoon dried mustard, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika.

Happy Eating

Mac N Cheese Recipe Originally taken from

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  • Brie Groh '15 is currently a Sophomore at Haverford College. She hopes to be an Econ major with a Math and German minor. Brie is a member of Fords Against Bordem as well as the Sneetch Ultimate Frisbee Team. Outside of the SAO office, Brie is normally found watching Modern Family or napping.

  • 23 September 2013
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