Dining Hall DIY: Three Course Meal

Who says you can’t have a three course meal at the cafeteria? This is a well-rounded and totally achievable menu, even from the dining hall. Start off your meal with a flavor burst of pepperjack cheese over mushrooms. For the main dish, the hearty richness of the beef and creamy, milky, salty cheese create the perfect umami base for refreshing broccoli and savory earthy mushrooms. And for dessert, the assertive flavors of balsamic and honey are smoothed out by bright notes of vanilla and the warm crunch of pepitas. Bon appetit!

Creamy Pepperjack Mushrooms (recipe follows)

Slow-Roasted Beef with Garden Vegetables, Kidney Beans, and Melted Cheese

Honey-Balsamic-Drizzled Vanilla Soft-Serve with Pepitas

Connie and Annie are sisters and bloggers making the most of dining hall fare at the Ratty, Brown University’s dining hall. They blog at Ratty Gourmet.


Creamy Pepperjack Mushrooms
Serves 1

1/2 cup mushrooms
1 1/2 slices pepperjack cheese

Place mushrooms in a bowl. Top with cheese.

Microwave on high for 60 seconds until cheese is melted and bubbly and mushrooms are cooked through.

Recipe Index Keywords:

Categories: Blog, Campus Cooking, DIY, Dorm and Dining Hall, and Recipes.
Cooking Method: In the Microwave.
Mealtime: Dinner and Lunch.
I Don't Have Any: Cooking Skill, Kitchen Access, Money, Pantry Items, Space, and Time.
I'm Cooking For...: Dinner Party and Myself.
Type of Food: Sides and Vegetarian.
I Don't Eat: Gluten and Meat.

Originally posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2011

2 Responses to “Dining Hall DIY: Three Course Meal”

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    October 6th, 2011

    Looks amazing! How long did it take to whip them up?

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