Every college student’s lazy guide to cooking.

 

Let me start off by clarifying that I hate cooking. Although I am a women, all stereotypes aside, I don’t enjoy being in the kitchen and would rather heat up a plate of pizza rolls than sit there and cook a full healthy meal. However, there are other options for those who need to be healthy.

Cooking doesn’t have to be a chore. If you know the right recipes, it can be quick, easy and in my case, painless. Over the past two years, I have found a few recipes that I enjoy.

Here are three recipes I have found to be easy to make and tasty to eat.

Spaghetti:

Let me first start off by saying that being healthy doesn’t mean making everything from scratch. With spaghetti, a jar of sauce will work fine. It’s inexpensive and it tastes good. The pasta is pretty self-explanatory and is usually on sale. If you want meat, I would go with either beef or pork.

Next, and this is the easiest part, you boil water to cook the pasta. If you have meat, it takes three minutes to brown the meat in a frying pan. The sauce just needs to simmer and in 10 minutes you have a meal that is semi-healthy and inexpensive. The best part is that you will have leftovers for the next few days.

Stir Fry:

For this dish, although it does have a couple of extra steps, it is worth the 15 minutes spent making it. So, the first thing to know is that stir fry doesn’t have one recipe. When I make stir fry, I use squash, zucchini, chicken, rice and bell peppers. The meats and veggies don’t have to be what I just listed. It depends on what you like.

The first thing you do when making stir fry is sauté your meat(s). Then you sauté your veggies. I always add soy sauce to the meat and veggies while they sauté for extra flavor. Then you cook your rice or pasta if that’s what you prefer, and voilà, you now have a healthy meal.

Pancakes:

This is one of the easiest recipes I have ever seen. Pancakes can be made with everyday things you have in your cupboard and fridge. The ingredients are:

  1. 1 egg
  2. ¾ cup milk
  3. 2 tablespoons butter or margarine melted
  4. 1 cup flour
  5. 1 tablespoon sugar
  6. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  7. ½ teaspoon salt

This recipe is so simple that you just beat the egg, add milk and then add the rest of the ingredients. Spray the pan you’re planning to use with non-stick. Scoop about 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan. When the pancake starts bubbling on top, that’s when you flip it.

Then you serve with syrup, butter or jam. Some people do prefer to have eggs and bacon with their pancakes.

  

About Creighton Grove (20 Articles)
Creighton Grove attends college at Laramie County Community College. She hopes to have an associate’s degree in Mass Media by Spring of 2018. Creighton worked as a part-time stringer for the Platte County Record Times, based in Wheatland, during the summer of 2017. She is currently working as a Tri-editor for the LCCC newspaper, Wingspan. Creighton hopes to become an editor of books someday.

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