Great College meals you can make!

Grilled Turkey Sandwich -a few slices of deli turkey (regular, none of that smoked stuff) -Bread -Olive Oil -Lemon Pepper Seasoning (this one is my favorite, although you could use most anything) -Swiss, Provolone (sp?), or Cheddar Cheese -a few slices of Green Onion 1) Put turkey onion and cheese in between bread (duh). 2) Drizzle bottom and top of sandwich with a bit olive 3) Spread olive oil evenly then sprinkle seasoning of choice on the olive oil 4) Fire up your grill or toaster oven and heat the sandwich until cheese melts and bread is crisp This sandwich is amazingly tasty and even easier to create. Half-assed Oriental Ramen Noodles -Ramen -soy sauce -red pepper -ginger powder -1 garlic clove (garlic powder can work, but isn’t as good) -a tiny bit of sugar -1 cup mixed vegetables (just buy the 2lb bag at the store and use a bit of it) 1) Make ramen and drain water 2) Add veggies 3) Mix in 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/2 tea spoon ginger, crushed garlic clove, and a TINY pinch of sugar 4) Add crushed red pepper to taste 5) Eat Not only is this tasty but it takes an entire 4 minutes to cook. It’s healthy too! Montreal Potato Cakes -1 pack hash brown cakes -Montreal steak seasoning -Olive Oil 1) Do NOT thaw hash brown cake dealies 2) Drizzle hash brown cake with olive oil and spread evenly 3) Sprinkle with Montreal seasoning 4) Fire up your grill or toaster oven up and heat until golden brown and crispy

--Quick Cheeseburger Bake Prep: 12 min - Bake: 30 min 1 pound ground beef 3/4 cup chopped onion 1 can (11 ounces) condensed Cheddar cheese soup 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables, if desired 1/4 cup milk 2 cups Original Bisquick® 3/4 cup water 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces) 1. Heat oven to 400? Generously grease rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Cook ground beef and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in soup, vegetables and milk. 2. Stir Bisquick and water in baking dish until moistened; spread evenly. Spread beef mixture over batter. Sprinkle with cheese. 3. Bake 30 minutes. Makes 8 to 10 servings High Altitude (3500-6500 feet): No changes. Nutritional Info per 1 Serving: 340 calories (180 calories from fat); 20 g fat (9 g saturated); 55 mg cholesterol; 900 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate (1 g dietary fiber); 18 g protein ---Oil based pasta with tuna. Buy some better than average extra virgin (NOT light or late harvest) olive oil Crush a clove or two of garlic, grind in a pestle and mortar some salt and thyme; crush half to one anchovies into the salt and thyme powder. It will form a paste. Finely cut up a capsicum into small chunks (5mm by 5mm is a good guide). Use a red and green if you want it to look good.

Cut up an onion into similar sized chunks, and slice up a small hot chili. Ok; heat up enough oil to cover the bottom of a fry pan plus a splash more. Not till it smokes, merely till when you drop some onion in there it bubbles lightly. Cook the onion, chili and garlic until the onion is clear. Add the crushed salt and thyme. Cook for a minute or so over low heat while stirring. Add a can of tuna (small can for one person) and cook this over low heat until it separates through and is coated in oil. Add the capsicum. Mix this through any pasta; long pasta works best. Adjust with salt to taste. This takes about 10 minutes to cook but is amazingly good. If you don't like anchovies, seriously add it anyway - you cannot taste it; it just adds a fullness to the flavor overall. If however you don’t like tuna, why did you read this? Total cost should be about 15 dollars the first time (olive oil) and about 5 dollars every time after that. I am a student and I eat this all the time. Oh you can also make this with salami; use hot and decent quality. It will be quite spicy though, so watch out.

--Beef Burnination 1-Pound Ground Beef 1/4th cup diced Red Pepper 1/4th cup diced Onion 1 Tbsp diced Garlic 1 Tbsp Black Pepper 1/2 cup shredded cheese (cheddar + Monterey) An amount of Taco sauce to your liking. In a non-stick pan, on a low heat, cook the beef until it is brown. Stir in Red Pepper, Onion, Garlic and Black Pepper. Continue cooking for another minute. Place in bowl, cover in shredded cheese and add taco sauce. It's a great substitute for eating tacos, is cheap. You can substitute the cheese and taco sauce and add to stir-fry rice. (Cook with rice + egg). It's pretty easy to improvise when cooking this. Just add in basically anything spicy and it will still be delicious. Just don't over-do it or you'll be spitting fire in no time. ---

I'm not sure these are college recipes, but I figure I'll share 'em anyway. My cooking philosophy is simple, and inspired by Contact: why have food that's okay, when you can have food that's twice as good for twice the effort? Barbecued Taters: - Cut russet potatoes into chunks you can mostly enclose in your fist. - Cut each potato chunk almost all the way through at about 1/4 inch intervals. - Prepare tinfoil: for each potato, pull out a strip about 4 inches long. Remove about 1/4 of the tinfoil from the long side. - For each potato, pour a little olive oil on the foil, place the potato on top of it, and lightly drizzle more olive oil on it. Due to high cooking temperatures, this is not the occasion to bring out the extra-virgin stuff. - Sprinkle each potato with equal portions onion powder, thyme, and Cajun seasoning. - Wrap tinfoil around taters and throw on the barbie. Turn every few minutes. Let cook for at least 20 minutes, I prefer 30 personally. Remove from grill, unwrap, and add sour cream and Cajun seasoning. The Cajun seasoning applied earlier will be blackened, and really works together well with the untouched seasoning. The potatoes will be brown or black on the outside, but delightfully light and fluffy on the inside. - Note: it is _really_ hard to overcook the taters, aside from outer blackening. Modular Spaghetti Sauce: - Dice onions, peel garlic cloves. - Place frying pan on stove, and start heating to medium high. - Add olive oil, onions, and garlic to the pan. - Cook until onions begin to caramelize (i.e., get translucent and brown around the edges). - Add diced tomatoes. Even better, buy whole, skinned tomatoes, toast lightly in an oven, and add to sauce. - Add modular ingredients here: for example, red peppers, mushrooms, even broccoli. Add ground beef if you so desire. - Add all seasonings here, including oregano. - IMMEDIATELY add most of the liquid from a nice white wine to the sauce. In a pinch, substitute liquor. Note: alcohol dissolves many flavor components in tomatoes that would otherwise be wasted. In my less-than-humble opinion: do it. - Wait until liquid boils itself down to half volume. - Put noodles into a pot, and add butter and sauce. Stir until thoroughly coated and cooked on. --I just made this last Thursday with the shit we had lying around the apartment. Blair's Armageddon Casserole Ingredients: 1 box of Stove Top (c) Stuffing, any flavor.

2 cans tuna drained 1 can sweet peas, drained Some cheese, preferable pre-shredded, cause shredding takes work. Spices, they're all the same Salt Pepper Hot sauce Take a box of stovetop stuffing (Doesn't matter which flavor, I used Turkey) Instead of a cup and a half of water, use 1 cup water and a half cup of orange juice. Make as per directions. While that is on, open 2 cans of tuna, and drain, also, open and drain normal can of sweet peas. Fry tuna and peas lightly in olive oil. Add random spices (I used parmesan cheese, and a shaker of "Italian spices") Fry a bit more. Salt and stuff, why not? When Stuffing has sat for 5 mins, fluff with fork, then stir in tuna mixture, and some shredded cheddar cheese. Top with more cheese, maybe some hot sauce (I did). Let sit for a bit, so the cheese on top melts. Eat that thing!!! It was good as hell, honestly. --Chicken Marsala

1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 cup all-purpose flour for coating 2 eggs, beaten 4 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup dry Marsala wine 2 1/2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms 2 tablespoons dried oregano 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon meat extract 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese for topping (optional) salt to taste ground black pepper to taste

Directions 1 With a mallet, pound chicken breasts thin. Cut into serving size pieces. Dip in flour. Dip in egg. 2 Melt 2 tablespoons butter or margarine and 1-tablespoon oil in a wide skillet. Sauté chicken until light brown. Do not crowd pan, and add more oil if necessary to keep chicken from sticking. Place chicken on a serving platter, and keep in a warm oven. 3 Sauté sliced mushrooms in oil and butter remaining in pan until released juices have evaporated and mushrooms begin to brown. Add chicken broth, Marsala wine, oregano, parsley, and meat extract. Stir well. Cook over high heat until liquid is reduced by half. 4) Remove pan from heat. Swirl in 2 tablespoons butter or margarine and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over chicken, and sprinkle with cheese. --Recipe: Yummy yummy frozen stir fry 1 cup Broccoli [frozen] 1 half cup bell peppers [frozen] 1 half cup frozen pea pods 1 half cup dried ramen noodles one part soy sauce one part teriyaki sauce [1/8 cup] Feeling rich? 1 half cup pre cooked chicken -Spread vegetable oil on a medium pan or wok [1 tablespoon] -Once pan gets heated, on med high heat, pour in ingredients -Serve once veggies get hot Cost? 2-3 bucks --Vienna Sub (Cost per serving...about 50 cents) 1/4 loaf French bread 1 can armor Vienna sausages 1) Drain sausages 2) Slice bread

3) Pour sausages on bread 4) Enjoy tasty goodness --Fish-n-pasta 1 cup of pasta (Preferably fusili or regular macaroni) 1 can of Tuna or Pink Salmon Mayonnaise Lemon juice Olive oil Cheddar cheese Thyme and Oregano Black pepper Boil the pasta and put them all in a large bowl. Add the tuna immediately followed by some olive oil and the lemon juice. Mix it up and add the oregano and the thyme to add flavor. Cut out the cheddar cheese in dices and put throw a handful of it in the bowl. Add the mayonnaise (not too much) and mix it up. Add black pepper if you feel like it. Eat either cold or hot. Voila! --Toasted Cheese Sandwich w/ Baked Beans or Spaghetti: - 1 Can of Baked Beans/Spaghetti - Bread - Sliced Cheese Place baked beans in a bowl, cover with a plastic bag to keep the steam in. Turn grill on. Set baked beans to cook in the microwave for 4 minutes, at the same time put 2 slices of bread in the grill. (On the basis you all have stretch Armstrong arms) Cook one side of toast more than the other, e.g. have one to perfection. The other a bit light. Take both slices out, add cheese to one slice (cooked side) and put it back in until the cheese has melted. Put the other slice on top (cooked side down) and place it back in the grill. Turn around to cook the other side. Take bakes beans out of microwave. Take sandwich out of grill. Place on plate. Stir bowl of Baked beans/spaghetti. Tip on top of sandwich. EAT!