What are some of your favorite quick and easy dinner? (for college students)?
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July 16, 2019 / By Rodger Question:
I'm in college and I'm trying to stay away from too many frozen foods and eating out all the time. When my roommates and I cook at home, we always make spaghetti, mac and cheese or tacos. but now i'm starting to get a little sick of the same meals every week. Does anyone have any good recipes/links of their favorite quick and easy meals that don't take too much talent?
Best Answers: What are some of your favorite quick and easy dinner? (for college students)?
Midian | 10 days ago
Stock up on a few reliable ingredients, like chicken, eggs, pasta, rice, and potatoes. You can do quite a lot with only a few ingredients. I wrote a blog post around these 5 ingredients and how you can make a ton of meals out of them: http://kitchencourses.com/5-ingredients-that-will-make-100-meals/
Also, consider getting a slow cooker. You'll be able to enjoy meals that don't take a lot of time to prepare, but also you can turn it on and go about your day and dinner will be ready when you are.
Try to eat many whole foods, like fruits and vegetables as well. They're good for you and most of the time cheaper than convenience foods! Good luck!
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Originally Answered: I need some quick and easy dinner ideas please for someone who can't really cook?
grab a jar from the supermarket dont buy the branded, shops owns just as nice if not better!
fry some chopped up bacon off, or any other filling, tuna? sausages? peppers?
part boil 200g of pasta shapes (and very part boil as they cook mostly in the oven)
grate off some cheese.
oven proof dish, put in pasta and bacon then the jar, fill empty jar with cold water to top of label and give a good shake then add this to the dish mix up well and cover with cheese.
oven on 180, for 30mins take out when bubbling and cheese is browning. leave to stand for 15mins.
really tastey easy and my 3, 6 and 8yr olds love it!!
try a home made veggie burger recipe! there are tons out there from black bean burgers to quinoa burgers. you can add any toppings you want. You can do avocado and salsa or spread on chipotle mayo etc. you can buy sweet potatoes and make baked sweet potato fries to go on the side. just slice and toss with seasoning and a little olive oil.
I also like basil pesto and tomato grilled cheese with a side salad or tomato soup. just get some whole wheat bread, spread on a tsp of pesto, layer the cheese and tomato, and grill in a pan until gooey and melty.
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hot dogs and beans
grilled chesse and tomato soup
pepper steak on rice - fry thinly sliced steak, w.sliced onion & sliced green peppers add crushed tomatoes and serve over rice
tuna casserole= mix tuna w.cream of celery soup mix and heat add cooked noodles
pasta salads w/ cheese,ham cubes,cherry tomatoes,black olives and italian dressing
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(First, "talent" isn't really involved! Everyone has to *learn* to cook--no one is born knowing how. Which is great for the rest of us because many had to start even without learning at a mother's knee or knowing anything; the ones who got into it and learned a few things then practice, now cook pretty well.)
As for recipes and ideas for college students and those who are just going out on their own, learning to cook, there are loads of them in at least my answers to these previous questions:
And then much more gathered on this page at my blog, including how to learn to cook and get more info, how all kinds of people learned to cook, making leftovers go far and how to cook less often and get more food, etc., etc:
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Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwiches
12-oz. can dark and light meat chicken, drained
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1-1/2 cups grated Swiss cheese
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 apple, finely chopped
1/2 cup grated carrot
12 slices whole wheat bread
2 Tbsp. butter
In small bowl, combine chicken, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Swiss cheese, celery, apple, and carrot. Make sandwiches with the bread. Spread outside of sandwiches with butter. Grill the sandwiches, covered, over medium heat, turning once, until cheese begins to melt and bread is toasted. Or cook on dual-contact indoor grill for 3-5 minutes until bread is golden brown. Serves 6
(This takes an hour to cook, but not too long to prepare and you can actually make it in the morning and pop it into the oven when you get home.)
1 lb hamburger
8 slices bacon
Brown the 3 ingredients together and drain the grease off of it.
1/2 c catsup
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp. vinegar
1 ts. mustard
1 can each of pork and beans, kidney beans, lima beans, drained
Mix all the ingredients together and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.
Cornbread Dressing Casserole
2 lbs. hamburger
1 chopped onion
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 box cornbread dressing mix
Cook hamburger and onion in a skillet until hamburger is done (Hint, when browning onion and hamburger together, start with the onion and when they are translucent add the hamburger.) Drain and place in a 13x9 baking dish. Pour cream of chicken soup over meat. Fix dressing according to directions and spoon over all. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes.
Double Potato Bake with Hot Dogs
Instant hash brown potatoes
1 can (10 1/4 oz) condensed cream of potato soup
6 hot dogs, boiled and sliced
1 soup can of milk
1 Tablespoon onion salt
1 Tablespoon parsley (optional but it adds color - even the dried stuff)
2/3 c grated American cheese
Prepare potatoes according to package directions. Lightly brown. Combine soup, milk, onions, parsley and pepper. Heat and add to potatoes. Add hot dogs. Turn into a baking dish and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or so.
Beef and Mushrooms Teriyaki Stir Fry
1/2 c soy sauce
1/4 c. water
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 medium onions, sliced lengthwise
1 Tablespoon vingar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 lbs. round or flank steak, cut into thin diagonal strips
1 lb. fresh sliced mushrooms
1/4 c oil
2 cups finely shredded cabbage
1 can (1 lb) bean sprouts, drained
1 can (8 oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
Combine soy sauce, water, sugar, onion, vinegar, garlic and ginger. Add beef. Marinade, cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Or prepare it before you go to class in the afternoon to use that evening.
In a large wok or 12" skillet heat the oil. Add the mushrooms; saute' 2 minutes. Add cabbage; saute' 5 minutes. Add beef and marinade; stir-fry 5 minutes. Add bean sprouts and water chestnuts; stir fry 5 minutes longer. I serve this with cooked rice. Makes 8 servings.
Quick Veal Parmigiana
1 lb. frozed breaded veal patties (4 or 5)
3 Tablespoons oil
1 jar (15 oz) spaghetti sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, sliced
Brown meat in hot oil in large skillet until golden brown on both sides. Add sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Top with cheese, cover and simmer 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Makes 4 servings.
Oh, and I almost forgot - it looks fancy but is sooo easy:
1 8oz pkt cream cheese, softened
4 green onions, minced
Garlic powder to taste
6 boned chicken breasts
12 bacon strips
Mix cream cheese, green onions and seasoning. Roll mixture into 6 balls. Place balls in center of flattened chicken breasts. Fold chicken around ball. Wrap 2 bacon strips around each chicken breast, securing with toothpicks. Place in baking dish. Bake at 350 for about 1 hour. Serves 6.
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Originally Answered: College classes, quick question? Very easy 10 points?
Typically you take a class for 3 or 5 credit hours, which means 3 or 5 hours PER WEEK for the whole semester. Sometimes a 3-hour class is one hour on MWF or 1.5 hours on T,TH. and a 5 hour class is one hour every weekday. A fulltime load is 15 credit hours, which would average 15 hours a week, which is less time in class than high school(usually 30 hours or more), but you will spend more time studying, doing homework, or independent study on your own.
Part of the liberating and empowerment feeling of college is being able to do more of your learning of your own, rather than in rote learning in the classroom.
Have fun, and I hope you learn a lot!