16 Mar 5 Dishes You Should Learn to Make in College
Home Economics is one of the classes people love to take in high school and middle school, but for all of the wrong reasons. It is never about an interest in learning how to cook, do laundry, or become a useful member of a household. It’s usually about getting an easy A. Which is alright. I get it. But Home Economics is one of the few classes you might actually regret drifting off during once you hit college.
One day, you will find yourself at the grocery store down the street from your college apartment. Your eyes will glaze over as you stare at the uninspired selection in the frozen foods aisle, and then you’ll be jolted by a bolt of inspiration. You will realize that you can cook yourself a real meal! One of the ones your mom used to cook, with meat and vegetables. The type where you use an oven or a stove instead of a microwave or a hot plate.
You watched your mom cook plenty of meals, and hey, you did get that A in Home Ec. You’ll return home with a notably lighter wallet and bags full of ingredients. When you’re staring at those ingredients spread out on your counter, next to a pile of cooking tools you don’t remember ever buying, that’s when the regret will hit you. You’ll realize you never actually learned how to cook.
Luckily, all is not lost. Cooking is pretty easy, and you’re in college, which means you’re already prepared to learn something new. While college students may not be world-renowned for the prowess in the kitchen, these are 5 dishes that every student from Georgetown to GW Online can and should learn how to make.
This one is easy, delicious, and relatively nutritious. After all, it’s pretty much just chicken and cheese. Don’t be scared off by cooking chicken, either. As long as the insides are fully cooked through — no pink center – you’ll be good to go.
Mason Jar Salads
It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A delicious salad you make in a mason jar, that can be stored for a few days and taken on the go.
Just slice up a serving of your favorite vegetables, sauté them in olive oil until they’re soft, and wrap them in a tortilla with some dressing. It’s a quick meal that will actually provide you with the nutrients you need to get through the day.
Avocado and Egg
Fry up an egg to your preferred doneness and plop it into a sliced avocado. The two foods go great together, and it’s a healthy breakfast alternative, given that avocados are a superfood and all. Don’t forget the salt and pepper.
Curry is a foreign delicacy that’s surprisingly easy to make. It is also versatile, with plenty of different ways to prepare it, and downright tasty. All you need are vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and plenty of curry spice.