For those of you that are lucky enough to live with a host family who cooks for you, be grateful. I can almost guarantee their cooking is ten times better than any dorm food. Not too mention you probably get a really good taste of local cuisine. For the rest of you, don’t worry, there is hope.
Maybe you make your own food for every meal; maybe you’re like me and are catered in a dorm but have to cook for yourself once and a while; or maybe you usually eat in a dining hall but for once you don’t want to eat something that looks like it should be coming out of your mouth rather than going in (vomit reference in case you didn’t catch it).
Problem is, most of us don’t have a lot of time to cook, resources (i.e. pots and pans, stoves, etc.) on hand, money for groceries, or any culinary inclination whatsoever. In fact, I’ve eaten the same meal, pasta with cheesy tomato sauce (I’ll put the recipe down below), every Saturday and Sunday night for the past 7 months.
Good news! No longer do we have to suffer. I Stumbled across this site the other day – StudentRecipies.com – and it’s the answer to our prayers. It’s a giant database of recipes submitted by students for students and it’s constantly being updated and added to.
There’s obviously a ton of recipes for main dishes, but it also covers meals for 1, snacks, vegetarian meals, and party foods. There are recipes for chicken, pasta, salad, pork, beef, and fish. And if you’re lacking skills in the kitchen don’t worry, there’s a huge range of recipes covering everything from 2 ingredient dishes to full on meals.
Here’s my recipe for easy cheesy tomato sauce pasta:
Boil pasta in water for about 10 minutes
Strain the pasta and pour into a bowl
In the same pot, pour in ¾ a can of tomato sauce
When sauce begins to bubble, add 2 slices of cheddar cheese
Continuously stir until the cheese is melted
Pour cheesy sauce mixture over pasta