Sunday, January 31, 2010

I just realized I might want to get a camera for this.....

As a habit I make something at least once a week, usually on Sundays (while avoiding work). This week I found a nifty recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars on Buns in my Oven and adapted part of it to the microwave. Luckily between a dorm-mate and myself, I had all the ingredients!

Here they are, in order of volume, with the ratio. I do my recipes by ratios so I don't have to worry about measuring cups and I can base it off the amount of ingredients I already have.

3 oatmeal (The packet kind work)
1 Chocolate chips (Or a bar from the vending machine, broken up)
.5 Brown Sugar (Good to have on hand)
.5 Peanut butter (This too)
.5 Butter (Adventures in dining hall theft! Remember kids, don't steal)
Vanilla (Not really important, but the knock off is about 3 bucks for 8 fl oz)
2 bowls
2 spoons (Also easily smuggled, and just
as easily returned)
1 baking dish (or tupperware)

First thing to do is to melt the butter in a bowl. I used a stick, which took about 45 secs. Next, I stirred in the brown sugar and vanilla until the sugar was melted entirely and the butter took on a brownish hue. Then I mixed in the oats, making sure the were evenly coated and slightly shiny. I placed it back into the microwave for 30 secs. and stirred, then back in again for 3 more times, taste checking to see when they softened. I then put about half of the oatmeal into the dish, and tapping it down lightly so the bottom is covered.

In another bowl, I added the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Whatever kind of chocolate and peanut butter you have works fine. I microwaved this twice for 30 secs. stirring in between, then poured it onto the oatmeal in the dish smoothing the mixture out with the spoon. Add the rest of the oatmeal on top of the chocolate/peanut butter and carefully pat it into place. Throw the whole thing into a fridge for a bit and lick the chocolate bowl clean.

My chocolate bowl mid-"cleaning"

Here is the original recipe
I didn't deviate too far from it, so all credit to her.

The Might Microwave

In my 2 years of college experience, I've made numerous food stuffs using only my microwave, mugs, and wit. This blog is designed to compile and give tips on how to make meals and desserts with just a microwave and as few bowls/ mugs/ and stolen spoons as possible.
I am a vegetarian/ pescatarian so don't expect to many, if any, meat related meals. A fish or two might show up, but don't get your hopes up for a microwave pot roast.

I also have a totally sweet tooth, so I expect most of these posts to be mostly about desserts.....