Residence Hall Cooking For those of us who have food-poisoned ourselves more than once! Recipe Guide Microwave Food • Stove/Oven Food
Insert information here about your specific university rules and regulations regarding cooking in the halls. Residence Hall Policies on Cooking
Ingredients: 1 English muffin 2 slices tomato Dried basil or oregano 2 slices mozzarella cheese (or shredded cheese) Choose own toppings (pepperoni, mushrooms, other veggies, etc.) Directions: 1. Split muffin in half and place tomato slice on each half. 2. Sprinkle tomato with basil or oregano. Top with cheese and toppings. 3. Place on paper or microwave-safe plate. 4. Microwave for 2-3.5 minutes or until cheese melts. Personal Pizzas
Ingredients: 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped nuts 2 tbsp. honey 1 can refrigerated cinnamon rolls Directions: 1. Mix together chocolate chips, nuts and honey. Place one tablespoon of the mixture into 8 different mugs (if you don't have 8 mugs, divide the mixture and repeat this process for each roll). 2. Cut cinnamon roll into 8 pieces. Place one piece over the chocolate chip mixture in each of the mugs. 3. Microwave each mug for 2 to 3 minutes, or until surface springs back when lightly touched. 4. As soon as you remove from microwave, invert mug immediately over a plate. Leave mugs over rolls for about three minutes, then remove. Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
Ingredients: 1 bag tortilla chips 2 tablespoons mild green chilies or olives 1 cup grated cheese (Cheddar, Swiss, Monterey jack, etc.) Directions: 1. Place chips on microwave-safe plate. 2. Sprinkle olives and/or chilies and cheese over chips. 3. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Nachos Supreme
Ingredients: 12 oz. chocolate chips 1 can condensed milk 2 heaping tbsp. peanut butter Directions: 1. Place chips and milk in microwave-safe bowl. 2. Microwave for 5 minutes. 3. Remove from microwave and stir in 2 tbsp. peanut butter. 4. Spread in pan, cool and cut. Chocolate Fudge
Instructions: 1 box Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, 1 can chili 2 tbsp. milk bottled water (or tap water) Directions: 1. Pour macaroni into a microwave-safe bowl and add water on top until the noodles are covered with water. 2. Microwave noodles for 6 minutes, stirring with a fork every 2 minutes or so. 3. When done, drain any excess water off noodles and add chili. Stir in chili and microwave for one more minute. 4. Add packet of cheese to noodle/chili combo and stir. 5. Add milk to noodles until creamy. Chili Macaroni
Food Care Food-borne illnesses can occur anywhere, but they may be more likely in any situation where proper food handling and storage can be difficult. Here are some tips for keeping food safe: • Always take perishable food home quickly after you go grocery shopping. Leaving your groceries in the car while you stop to visit a friend may cause spoiling to start. Perishable foods should not be left out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. • If you use a microwave oven, allow for extra cooking time to cook food more thoroughly. • Refrigerate all carry-out food including pizza, fried chicken and Chinese food as soon after serving as possible. • Never store food on the window ledge, even if the weather is cold outside. Buildings radiate heat, making the sill warmer than the outside temperature. • Always check "care packages" (food from home) to see if the cans or packages need to be refrigerated after opening. These precautions should lower the risk of food-borne illnesses. For questionable food, the old adage "When in doubt, throw it out," still holds true.
Residence Hall Cooking Basics Five cooking tools you need to survive college:A warming agent This means a microwave or oven. A small pot with a lid A pot with a lid frees you up to make hot cereal, rice, ramen and macaroni and cheese in the common kitchen. Be warned--your love for ramen will become a fierce rival for your love of macaroni and cheese. Be sure to know your university policies on cooking and food preparation in the halls. Coffee potA coffee pot lets you make coffee, tea, cocoa, and instant cereal. Think soothing, hot, lemon-flavored medicine for your head cold during finals week. Vital dishes and utensilsYou need items like a plate, bowl, cup, fork, knife, spoon. Look for these in durable, easy-to-clean plastic. Find a mug with a lid you can take along to class, one that survives when dropped and will withstand a little heat. Get strong utensils--a fork, a spoon, and a knife (do not make yourself spread peanut butter with a spoon). All-In-One Swiss Army knifeA sharp blade, can and bottle opener, and corkscrew. Buy yourself these things, or pick up a genuine Swiss Army knife.
Ingredients: 1 Box of any kind of pasta cooked (spaghetti is best, but anything will work) 3-4 Tomatoes, cut into any size pieces you like 1 block Mozzarella-cubed 1 bunch fresh Basil-chopped A drizzle of Olive Oil Directions: Cook pasta. Chop tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and drizzle a bit of olive oil on top. Salt to taste. Summer Pasta
Ingredients: 1 pack of Ramen noodles Vegetables Directions: Boil water and put the Ramen in (as you normally would). When it's done, drain the water. In a wok or skillet, add veggies (if they're frozen, you should defrost them before this step). Add Ramen noodles to veggies until everything is warm . Add seasonings on top of it all, or soy sauce if you prefer. Quick and Easy Stir-fry
Ingredients: 1 (8-in.) flour tortilla 2 slices of cheese 1/2 cup Salsa Directions: Place tortilla on microwavable plate. Place cheese on half of tortilla. Fold tortilla in half to cover the cheese. Microwave on HIGH 25 to 40 seconds or until cheese begins to melt. Let stand, covered, 1 minute or until cool enough to eat. Fold in half again. Serve with salsa. Top of Stove: Place tortilla in medium skillet on medium heat. Place cheese on half of tortilla. Fold tortilla in half to cover cheese. Heat 1 minute on each side. Serve with salsa. Quesadillas
Ingredients: 6 English muffins, split in half 14 ounces pizza sauce 12 ounces pepperoni, sliced 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 1 can (2.25-oz.) sliced black olives, drained Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking pan or baking sheet with aluminum foil. Arrange muffin halves in baking pan and spread 2 to 3 tablespoons pizza sauce on each. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and olives. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. English Muffin Pizzas
Ingredients: 1 28oz can Chili 1/2 cup Water 1 cup Minute Rice 6 Flour tortillas Cheddar cheese-shredded Tomatoes-chopped Green Onions-sliced Directions: In a large sauce pan, bring chili and water to a boil. Stir in minute rice, cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Spoon chili mixture into tortillas. Top with cheese, tomatoes and onions as desired. Chili and Rice Wraps
Ingredients: 1 pound of chicken breasts olive or any vegetable oil 1 large onion sliced chopped garlic - to taste 1 or 2 Red and/or Green peppers sliced spices - cayenne pepper, chili powder, pepper, salt optional - chopped lettuce and tomatoes, olives, sour cream, guacamole, salsa Directions: Slice onions and chopped garlic. Sauté onions and garlic in a little oil. Add a sprinkle of chili powder and hot cayenne pepper. Cut uncooked chicken breasts into strips. (Be sure to wash knives and cooking boards very well after cutting the chicken). Slice strips of green and/or red peppers. Add chicken and peppers to the onions, garlic and spices and sauté until the chicken is cooked (10-15 min). Be careful about burning the pan (this could significantly increase your clean up time). For serving, place the chicken and peppers inside of tortillas. Add sour cream, guacamole, salsa, sliced tomatoes, lettuce, olives or anything else you want. Chicken Fajitas
Rules of Cooking • Buy some crates to store dry goods. • Be prepared by keeping your refrigerator stocked. • Put only microwave-safe dishes in the microwave. That means no metal or tin. Glass or Corning ware is the wisest choice. • Always cover your food with wax paper or a paper towel before you microwave it to avoid splattering. • Use a pot holder when removing anything from the microwave. • Keep the bugs away. • Clean your dishes immediately after you finish eating.