Pasta in the Microwave (NOT easy mac)

Ok biddies, listen up-

If you didn’t already know this, you can make pasta in your dorm very easily. Tay and I know this because a) we love pasta b) who doesn’t love pasta and c) sometimes we are lazy and need to eat dinner in bed.

How, you might ask? Here are the directions (and also this fun, sort of pasta-related website for you to enjoy while your pasta is in the microwave. you’re welcome.):

Pasta (preferably something that fits in a bowl whole- penne, rotini, rigatoni, etc.)
Small colander (or just use the plate)
Salt (steal packets from the dining hall)
Whatever toppings you might want (I recommend keeping parmesan around because it stays good for a long time, plus some olive oil and a jar of pasta sauce. All good things to have around in a pinch)
Microwaveable plate + bowl

How to:
Pour desired amount of pasta into your bowl. Fill bowl with water so that all the pasta is covered plus a little extra, then add a pinch or two of salt and stir. Place the bowl on top of the plate (some of the water will boil over) and microwave in 4 minute intervals, stirring in between, until tender. This should take 3-4 minutes longer than the usual cook time, but just try the pasta since it depends on preference. Drain in a colander if you have one or just hold the plate over the bowl so you can drain water without the pasta spilling out. Add sauce, cheese, etc. and microwave for another 30 seconds or so. Enjoy!

Kate “I may have done this for breakfast on more than one occasion”


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