Ah the magical life of a student; perpetually broke and on the brink of starvation! The constant rise in living and food costs does not help the situation much either. That is why I am sure most students will agree that cheap recipes and meal ideas are a high priority; especially ones that don’t taste like cardboard.
Don’t despair as today I thought I would share with you four very simple and cheap recipes that I was originally going to add to my e-book; call it a little gift from me to you since I pity you poor hungry souls so much during exam times. So without further ado, here they are:
Student’s Budget Hotpot
1 can of beans
6 pork sausages
A cup of, or 1 can of peas
1 cup uncooked macaroni
1 packet instant pasta sauce – tomato flavoured
Method: Boil the macaroni until soft/cooked. Slice the pork sausages into rounds and fry in a little oil until cooked through. Prepare the packet pasta sauce as per the instructions on the back of the pack (which is normally adding 250ml boiling water to the powder and stirring for one minute until thick). Then simply open the cans (beans/peas) and mix everything together in a large pot (the cooked sliced sausage rounds, macaroni, beans, peas and sauce).
1 cup grated cheese
1 cup grated polony/baloney
Method: Break the eggs into a mixing bowl, add a little water and mix/whisk. Then pour the eggs into a very hot frying pan that has been thoroughly sprayed with a non-stick agent, or greased with butter/margarine. Put a lid on the pan and let the eggs steam and cook for a few minutes on medium heat. You are basically going to be making an omelette that you will be leaving open; think something in the lines of an egg pizza. Once the ‘omelette’ is cooked, gently lift it out of the pan into a plate. Cover with grated cheese and polony/baloney.
3 cans of tuna (in water)
½ a diced onion
½ cup bread crumb or instant oats
Pepper and salt (to taste)
Method: Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, and then form little cakes/patties with your hands. Fry each cake/patty in a little oil (on each side) for about three minutes. Note: You can add any other spices you choose; parsley and oregano compliment the tuna flavour quite nicely.
Cheese and Onion Bread
1 packet white onion soup
2 cups flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
300 ml milk
1 tablespoon vinegar
Method: Mix all the ingredients together, pour into a bread loaf tin/pan and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 25 to 40 minutes (depending on the oven you use).
Academics Can Kill Your Sanity 2017