Cooking in college is no easy feat. If you’re in a dorm you probably don’t even have access to a kitchen, or cooking utensils, or anything like that. If you’re lucky enough to live in an apartment, then you’re also lucky enough to have a stove. However, those of us stuck in the res halls are lucky if we can even access a microwave. If you’re sick of boring, gross dining hall food or the alternative, eating take-out, the idea of attempting to cook in your dorm, no matter how hard and daunting a task it may be, suddenly seems worth it. If you’ve ever attempted to cook on campus, you’ve probably experienced the following:

First you decide that you want to cook something.

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But then you realize that you need like…a stove. And pots and pans. And stuff.

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So you do the best you can with what you have.

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Sometimes you light things on fire. But that’s an accident, so…you know.

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Usually the food looks pretty good.

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Although sometimes it definitely does not look good.

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Either way, it’s (barely) edible.

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You take mental notes about how to improve next time.

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And then you wait patiently for next time to come (while you order a pizza.)

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Attempting to cook in college? Good luck!


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