Easy College Food?! Sign Me Up

While I was scrolling through the my Facebook feed between writing 4 essays this week, I had to write this week, I was majorly sidetracked by something that would be so useful in college but I totally forgot about but this may change my college experience: mug meals.

Mug meals are any type of meals you can make in a mug from actual meals like mac and cheese or pizza to desserts like cakes or muffins. Not only are they good foods that you can make but they are also very easy foods that can be made in only a couple ingredients. All you need is a mug, a microwave, and some basic ingredients like flour, sugar, pepper, and other stuff depending on what you want to make. Worried about not having certain ingredients? Substitute them for other ingredients!

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There are so many ways that you can substitute ingredients and make anything you want! All of the recipes are very easy to follow and they all looks so delicious! For example, let’s look at a recipe for the 2 minutes chocolate and salted caramel mug cake! (First of all, YUM!)

Secondly, you need:

  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg – beaten
  • 3 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 salted caramels

Finally, all you need to do is combine them all in a bowl, pour in the caramel into the center slowly, and put it in the microwave for a 1 minute and 30 seconds! That is it! After you can end up with this gorgeous looking dessert:

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(https://www.buzzfeed.com/madplatter/20-recipes-that-prove-salted-caramel-is-here-to-st-bhg8?sub=2673626_1806488&utm_term=.hfkVKJL2Z#.ffZ0nPxDw)

I am definitely going to try this tomorrow night for my friends birthday! It even acts as a birthday present for your friends. This multi-use, delicious, cheap, and creative treat will make my college so much better and probably my roommate’s life better as well.

 

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