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I just found this, too. For about the same price, a mini slowcooker. Overnight oatmeal, anyone?
Amazon Prime has a mini slow cooker on sale for 12 bucks now
Slow cooker, dawg. Costs like $12 for a 1.5 quart one, which I'm going to assume is the appropriate size, based on the context of you only owning a microwave.
It requires little effort beyond basic planning like remembering turning it on approximately 4-9 hours before you want food.
A good amount of low effort food, here's what I do to wow everyone who tries my cooking.
Put meat in slow cooker
Dump garlic powder and onion powder on meat
(Optional) add vegetables and other shit
Add broth (or water, I guess)
Turn it on low for 6-9 hours or high for 4-6 hours, depending on what meat you're cooking
Turns out great almost every time. If you're feeling adventurous, you can look up recipes for like stews and whatnot, which is more involved for sure. I made some dumpling soup by adding some stew vegetables, chicken broth, and Szechuan-type sauce (or other some other preferred Asian sauce) on low for like 2-3 hours, then adding these frozen dumplings for the last hour and a half or so.
It's a great appliance for low effort, high effort, anti-social, and social people.
Want cheap food ready when you get home from work? Bam, slow cooker.
Want awesome side dishes while you make some rockin' dish when you get home and make your actual dinner? Bam, slow cooker.
Want to take some shit to a party? Bam, slow cooker, plug it in at the party place to keep it warm.
Want to eat four servings of frozen dumpling soup while alone on the weekend watching CS:GO tournaments and anime? Bam, slow cooker.