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Dorm Room Dish

By Jenna Grasso, Staff Writer

For many students, the food in the Student Center Café is becoming repetitive. In addition, it's quite inconvenient to have to leave campus, not to mention having to pay out of pocket. Finding the nearest Taco Bell when you're craving quesadillas isn't the only solution for satisfying that craving.


Although many people think the only thing a microwave is useful for is to heat up leftovers, that is not true. This recipe proves this.


Cheese quesadillas are an easy and extremely delicious snack to make. Even if you're not the best chef, you'll be able to pull off these cheesy treats. They're quick and easy any time: if you're waiting for your friend, if you have to study or if you don't have time to leave your dorm to grab something to eat.


Your two main ingredients are tortillas, either whole wheat or white, and shredded cheese. You can use whatever kind of shredded cheese you like best, but shredded cheddar or mozzarella are most popular.


Step one is to lay the tortilla down on a microwave-safe plate and add as much cheese as you want. If desired, you can also add ingredients such as lettuce, pepperoni, or several varieties of cheese instead of just one.


Wrapping the tortilla up takes a little bit of skill. If you don't want to try anything fancy, you can just fold it over in half. Once you wrap the tortilla up, you will put it into the microwave until the cheese is melted. Usually this takes about 45 seconds to a minute, but it depends on how powerful your microwave is.


Once you take the quesadilla out of the microwave it is ready to eat. This dish is best when served with a dipping sauce. You can use sour cream or salsa.

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