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« on: July 06, 2008 06:12:41 PM »

Hello all!  My little brother is moving away for college in September and will be living in a dorm sans cafeteria.  Because, at present, all he can make is grilled cheese and an unholy mix of ground beef, canned soup, and instant rice he calls "goulash", I thought I would compile him a nice little cookbook to ensure he doesn't starve or die of scurvy while he fends for himself. 

He'll have access to a kitchen with a proper fridge and stove, so the recipes can involve more than a microwave oven.  He is, however, a complete newbie in the kitchen and doesn't have very adventurous tastes.  Does anyone have ideas for easy and cheap meals and deserts I could use?

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008 08:19:19 PM »

There was a post here previously about recipes for slacker boys that you mioght find helpful..  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240801.msg2652936#msg2652936
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008 10:27:37 PM »

Let's see what I can think of that is always really easy for me to make...

Eggs in a Basket:
Bread, butter, and eggs. Maybe a little salt and pepper. So so good.

Same concept as grilled cheese, but with a tortilla. You can add leftover chicken or beef if it's around.

Any kind of pasta, then just add a jar of Ragu. They have the various tomato ones, and a couple alfredo variations.

Instant rice, which he clearly knows how to make, a bag of frozen stirfry veggies, and then either some soy sauce or the fried rice seasoning packet.Just like the quesadillas, you can add meat if you want.

I think he knows what an omelet is. Or if he's lazy, he can make a "Heather Omelet" which is just scrambled eggs with stuff in them.

That's all I can think of right now that isn't just a frozen, put it in a skillet meal. Hope that helps.

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008 07:36:39 AM »

my daughter and her boyfriend and friends like pizza grilled cheese which you just spread some pizza sauce pepperoni and a slice of moz. cheese on bread and butter both sides and grill it like a sandwhich. he can also just make main course salads with grilled chicken strips, bacon bits boiled eggs and cheese and lettuce with his favorite dressing. Hope this helps Smiley
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008 10:51:26 AM »


The four ingredient cook book is great!

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008 11:31:33 AM »

Here's one of the first things I learned to make when I first started cooking: Skillet Chops with Mushroom Gravy.

French toast is another easy one. Whisk together 2 eggs, probably 1/2 cup or so of milk and a splash of vanilla. Melt butter in pan, dip four slices of bread in egg mixture, cook until brown on both sides. Yum.

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