Cooking in college can be rough. Most of us are cooking noobs, and don't have the time nor the money to make anything very fancy. Because of this, I thought I would be a saint and share my favorite meals with you. They are fast, easy, and cheap. You can thank me later.
Ingredients: Canned soup.
Instructions: Dump soup in bowl. Microwave.
Ingredients: Potato, salt
Instructions: Boil water, add salt. Cut potato, cook in boiling water up to 15 minutes.
Instructions: Place bread in toaster, and heat. Add butter, jam, honey, peanut butter, cinnamon sugar, etc.
|I may have had two pieces of toast while I wrote this blog...|
Tuna Fish and Rice
Ingredients: Rice, canned tuna, soy sauce, sweet relish, garlic powder
Instructions: Cook rice, and boil water. Place rice in bowl and add said ingredients and add hot water.
Egg and Rice
Ingredients: Egg, rice, soy sauce
Instructions: Crack egg over freshly cooked rice, add soy sauce. Stir.
|Before you get all Caucasian on me, the rice is hot and cooks the egg. Sheesh, calm down.|
Ingredients: Hormel chili, rice
Instructions: Cook rice, stir in canned chili
|This picture doesn't do it justice.|
Ingredients: Acorn Squash
Instructions: Preheat oven at 375. Cut squash in half and place in one inch of water rind up. Bake for 45 minutes.
|Proof that college students can be healthy AND cheap AND lazy.|
Spam and Eggs
Ingredients: Spam and eggs.
Instructions: Fry spam, scramble eggs.
|This was dinner today.|
Spam and Rice
Ingredients: Spam and rice
Instructions: Cook rice, fry spam.
Ingredients: Bread and cheese. Meat, egg, mustard, and spinach optional.
Instructions: Grill the sandwich.
|If you want your sandwich to seem fancier, just GRILL it.|
Ingredients: Bread, peanut butter and jelly/jam
Instructions: Grill it dumby.
|Seriously. You can grill ANY type of sandwich.|
See how witty I was with that? None of those meals were real recipes and they didn't require more than three ingredients...Ok, so it's not that funny.
But the truth is, I haven't made a real meal yet. All that stuff above is what I really eat, and that's the fanciest it gets. I refuse to buy ramen, and I'm not living off of cereal, but I'm not eating anything that my mom would make for dinner either. You may think I eat like this because I'm a poor starving college student, but that's not exactly the case.
Like this Uber Frosh, I may blame my crappy meals on being poor, but I'm pretty lucky because my parents give me grocery money. The real, less cool reason I don't cook anything is I'm just too dang LAZY. I hate cooking, and I get home from work at 7:30 every night. The last thing I want to do is cook and wait another hour till I can eat.
And that's why most of my meals consist of rice, eggs, or meat from a can.