So, You Found Yourself Single Again

Ya, I know… It Happens!

Well you can only eat out so long till you’ll get tired of the food. Also, there is nothing worse than settled in to watch some TV and then figure out your starving. So here is a couple of tips for those of you who’ve become single once again and was thrown out with pretty much nothing.

Supplies and Ingredients to Keep Handy

Typically if you’ve been evicted you probably are in an efficiency appartment or something temporarily. Here are some thing that you’ll need:

Supplies

A set of pot with the lids
A frying pan
Cookie sheet
Spatula
Silverware
Sharp cutting knife
Measuring cups and measuring spoons
Tupperware
A mixing bowl

Basic Ingredients

Eggs
Bread
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Pasta
Marinara sauce
Canned soup
Chicken breast
Ketchup
Mayonaise
Herbs – salt / pepper, seasonings


The Forgotten Meal

Cooking breakfast doesn’t have to be a long expensive process. It only takes a few minutes to scramble some eggs and make a breakfast burrito that is easy to eat on the go. To cook a breakfast burrito at home costs about $2.50. To buy a bacon, egg and cheese bagel at Dunkin’ Donuts costs $3.29.

Breakfast Burrito

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Ingredients

2 eggs
2 strips of microwaveable bacon
Handful of cheddar cheese
Flour tortilla

Directions

Scramble eggs in a greased frying pan. Reheat bacon in the microwave according to package directions. Place scrambled eggs, bacon and handful of cheese in a wrapped tortilla.


Satisfying the Afternoon Hunger

Around one o’clock the stomachs start to rumble. It’s lunch time! Why not make a homemade pizza? Lots of supermarkets like Publix sell pizza dough in the bakery section. This is an easy recipe that takes very little prep time and can cook in the oven while students are studying.

It is cheaper to make a homemade pizza than to order one from a pizza place. Depending on the pizza toppings, a large homemade pizza ranges in cost from $8 to $10. A large two-topping pizza from Papa John’s Pizza cost $12. Not only is it cheaper to make a homemade pizza but it is also faster than waiting for the pizza company to deliver one.

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Homemade Pizza

Ingredients

Pizza dough (could use bread)
Marinara sauce (or Pizza Sauce)
1 1/2 cup of cheese
Pepperoni, hamburger, sausage, whatever
Mushrooms
add olives, peppers, anything you like… ham and pineapple

Directions

Roll out the pizza dough. Spread marinara sauce over the dough. Then add cheese and pizza toppings over the sauce. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.


The Big Sha-Bang

When it comes time for dinner we need some food.hungry.  This enchilada recipe is sure to fill you up, and at a cheaper cost than most take-out restaurants. El Paso’s recipe makes 6 enchiladas so there is sure to be enough food for a friend or for leftovers. To make El Paso’s enchilada dinner it costs about $10.

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Enchiladas

Ingredients

1 lb uncooked boneless chicken breast
1 Tbsp margarine or butter
1/2 cup of water
3/4 cup of shredded cheese
El Paso’s enchilada kit

Directions

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces. Melt margarine in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Stir in water and seasoning mix. Cook uncovered for 4 to 8 minutes. Grease pan and fill each tortilla with chicken filling; roll up. Place opening down in the pan. Pour enchilada sauce and cheese over the enchiladas. Cover pan with foil and bake 20 to 25 minutes


 

Cooking Definitions

Baste: To spread, brush or spoon water, melted fat or other liquid, such as chicken broth, over food to keep the surface moist and add flavor.

Blanch: To boil in water for a short time and then plunge into cold water, or to pour boiling water over food, then drain it almost immediately. Often used to preserve color in vegetables or to loosen the skin of tomatoes.

Boil: To cook in boiling water or other liquid. Liquid is at a boil when large bubbles rise continuously to the top.

Marinate: To let foods stand in a liquid mixture. Refrigerate, covered, if marinating more than two hours.

Poach: To cook in water, broth or other liquid that is just below the boiling point.

Roast: To cook by dry heat in the oven. Sear: To brown surfaces quickly over high heat, usually in a hot skillet. Often an instruction at the beginning of meat preparation.

Simmer: To cook in liquid at a low temperature. Be sure the liquid does not boil.

Steam: To cook, covered, over a small amount of boiling liquid so the steam formed in the pan does the cooking.

Saute: To cook briskly in a small amount of fat, usually in a skillet on top of the stove. Same thing as pan-fry.

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