Dig Into Your Appetite, Not Your Wallet
By: Lucia Elmi
The spring semester is in full swing, finals are slowly arriving right around the corner and the race to advisement begins.
Your life is in a constant state of motion, barely giving you a chance to enjoy the simple things, like a measly dinner after a long day or a nice snack to munch on while you write that pesky paper.
As a college student, many areas of your life are lacking, but it is important to know how to improve your daily cuisine on a low budget.
Time is your key investment, whether you’re a college student or not. So, let’s break down how to spare enough time for other important daily tasks, while giving yourself a luxurious bite to eat for a change.
Best of all, these are recipes are no-hassle that anyone can make. If you can follow a set of directions, then you are good to go.
Ice, ice, baby! Yes, you should learn how to make ice. Don’t laugh, this is actually quite difficult to do, if you really look at it.
It is simple, cheap, and healthy (no calories), so this is a perfect snack for the typical broke college student.
All you’ll need for this recipe is a container to hold your frozen water. Tap water, bottled water, or toilet water will do- but I think rain water sounds best.
It has, shall I say, an earthy taste to it, giving it that extra pop of flavor. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself.
For the first step, add water to your makeshift ice tray.
Depending on how big you want your ice to be, you’ll need to find a container that suits the preferred size. If you’re going for flat ice like bread slices, you can use a simple cat food tray.
You can also use plastic Easter eggs if you’re going for an egg shaped ice: a classic cuisine.
It’s totally up to you what you want to use as an ice tray, so get creative with it!
The next thing you’ll need to do is to go bring your loaded ice tray to a remote, below freezing location. The colder the place, the better.
Using a freezer is for lazy people. So, hurry up and get yourself a plane ticket to the coldest place you can think of- and don’t forget your coat and gloves.
After that’s all set and done, take out of your tray and decorate your dish however you like. Maybe sprinkle some fancy spices on it with a pinch of salt or sugar.
Now you have yourself a nice snack to chew on, so enjoy!
To a college student, nothing is more poetic than the directions for making Ramen Noodles.
This is a perfect meal if you’re in the mood for some comfort food when your wallet is looking pretty empty.
This American-Asian infused favorite is a popular one amongst students because its quick and easy to make, ideal for when you’re in rush to get to class.
The preparation kit is easily under 50 cents in many local stores and comes with everything you’ll need.
Best of all, it takes less than 10 minutes to make. All you need is a bowl and a decently functional microwave.
First, you’ll need to measure up to two cups of water in a medium sized bowl.
Then, place the bowl into the microwave and boil for three minutes.
The hotter it is, the more effective it will be to get your block of noodles to soak up the water and soften with ease.
After that, place the noodles into your bowl of hot water and warm up in the microwave for an additional 5 minutes.
It is recommended that at the two and half minute mark you take it out and stir it a little, that way your noodles can break up more easily.
You can then go ahead and put it back in the microwave for an additional two and half minutes, or until your noodles are full soaked.
Lastly, add flavoring condiments and stir thoroughly. Depending one what ramen pack you’ve picked up, it will come with a small pouch of flavoring powder, such as beef or vegetable. Tear it open and pour it in gradually as you stir the noodles.
Voila! You have yourself a delicious meal. Eat in one sitting or take with you on the go, its up to you. Don’t forget your chopsticks! You’ll want to feel authentic as you eat this.
So, that concludes this year’s list of top recipes for every broke college student. Share with your friends!