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August 31, 2012

A 1971 Guide To College Dorm Cooking

By Sablemable

As you settle into your dorm room, what can you do to survive late-night hunger?  If you prepared ahead, then you brought along your toaster oven, electric skillet, blender and iron.   Yes. An iron.  Here are some ideas and recipes from the October 1971 issue of Seventeen magazine.



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Now for the iron.  I’ve never tried this even though I’ve looked at this on and off for 41 years.



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5 Responses to A 1971 Guide To College Dorm Cooking

  1. Toni Reply

    August 31, 2012 at 9:56 am

    These are great ideas for work lunches, too. I have a small rice cooker I use to make fresh lunches, but I’m thinking I need an electric skillet! Makes pot licks better, too, because the food will be hot.

  2. sablemable Reply

    August 31, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Hi, Toni! Yes, isn’t it great that we can recycle these recipes in 2012? I still want to try that iron sandwich!

  3. Sara In AZ Reply

    August 31, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Hee! I have heard about the grilled cheese made with an iron, I haven’t tried it yet….but maybe someday! 🙂

  4. sablemable Reply

    August 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Ha! Great minds think alike, Sara! I suppose since we’d do it at home, we could nix the deviled ham and use the real stuff. Heck, even just an ironed cheese sandwich sounds good!

  5. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    August 31, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Ha! We don’t have a kitchen right now and I am seriously thinking about ironing myself up a grilled cheese! And wow, looks like I need an electric skillet.

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