April 3, 2008 : Laura Meadows
Even if you’re on campus, with the variety that Liberty Dining options available, you might still like to prepare something for yourself in your room. Your stomach may not be able to handle any more Ramen Noodles, your bank account says that ordering take-out is just not an option, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are getting old, and you just can’t take another bite of Easy-Mac. There is a solution! No more drab and boring meal options, rather, try out a few of these recipes, and even add your own twist. These are just a few of my favorites:
Simple, easy, cheap, and doesn’t require any kind of cooking. All you need for this tasty delight is one flour tortilla, meat of some kind (my favorites are pre-cooked chicken, turkey, or ham), and whatever other condiments you wish such as barbeque sauce, ranch dressing, cheese, lettuce, tomato, etc. Another great thing about a wrap is that you can pack it in a sandwich bag, and take it with you on the go!
If you are fortunate enough to live on Campus East, you have the luxury of a full range and oven. This makes spaghetti a breeze. A simple way to prepare this fun Italian plate is to place the dry noodles in a pot of BOILING water. After that, you can prepare your sauce. You don’t even need recipes for the sauce because there are some really good flavored sauces that you can buy for relatively cheap at the grocery store.
So, you’ve gotten tortillas and cheese for your wraps and you’ve made spaghetti, but now you’re sick of noodles and wraps. Instead of calling Little Caesar’s, make your own pizza. Just lay the tortilla flat, spread your spaghetti sauce on the tortilla, sprinkle cheese, and put it in the oven for about 10 minutes (or if you’re on Main Campus, try putting it in the microwave for just a few seconds). They make great little pizzas.
It’s not really that complicated trying to find something different to eat. My suggestion would be to try anything! Most of my favorite recipes come from experimentation. If you don’t like whatever you make, just offer it on the hall… as long as it’s edible somebody’s bound to eat it!