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Easy Eats by Claire

Claire Stephens | Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Let’s face it. We all get chronically lazy in the dining hall. Why wouldn’t we? The cafeteria is often too busy to bother to try something different, and there’s plenty of food already made for us. We either eat the closest thing we find, or go back to the same old stuff. Not anymore. Fellow students, I challenge you to try something new, to find something you didn’t know was there and use the dining hall to put your culinary skills to work. Want to feel the creative thrill of make-your-own pizza all the time? It’s time to spice things up (literally).

Gooey Granola: A warm sticky dessert that will make all your friends and anyone near the microwave at the time jealous. Lure in that cute guy or gal with the aroma of this sticky, delicious treat. You only need:

1) Granola cereal (Quaker Natural Granola Oats and Honey)

2) Peanut butter (smooth)

3) Honey (Warning: it is very thick, and you may make a mess scooping it out.)

Replace Natural Oats and Honey with low-fat granola and raisins, and swap smooth peanut butter with crunchy if you’re feeling especially wild.

Pour cereal into a bowl, then scoop in peanut butter and honey. For a creamier mix, add more honey and peanut butter. For thicker consistency, add more granola. There’s no right way, so anything goes. Go heavy on whatever ingredient you like the best. Heat for 1 minute in the microwave, then stir until granola is moistened. Allow to cool. Add more peanut butter and honey as desired.

Goes great with a glass of milk!

Contact Claire Stephens at cstephe4@nd.edu