Sunday, April 25, 2010

Survival Cooking

Some RAs from my building just put on a program for us helpless little college students to teach us how to cook easy meals for when we go out on our own in the years to come.  I appreciated the event, but I couldn't help but notice that there were only about 5 residents at the program while the food was being made (that would be the important part, the instruction, you see); yet, as the smell of food wafted down the hall, our kitchen/lounge area became flooded with college students.  Therefore, I watched, I ate, and I left. 

Unfortunately I didn't have a chace to take pictures, but the RAs made some delicicous (and EASY) bagel concoctions.

  • Mini bagels, cut in half
  • Cream cheese
  • Pesto
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Grated cheese blend (like a bag of Kraft)
Lay out bagel halves on a cookie sheet.  Spread with 1 T of cream cheese.  Then spread with 1 T of pesto.  Cover with a slice of tomato.  Sprinkle each bagel with a little cheese.  Place sheet in the oven on low heat (300F-350F) until cheese on top melts. 

I was happy with the taste and texture of the little appetizer.  However, I think this is one of those meals that could benefit from being "healthified."  I think if I made it, I might substitue whole wheat mini bagels, low fat cream cheese, and low fat 1% grated cheese.  Even the pesto could be substituted for some lemon pepper, as one of the cooks said.  If anything, the substitutions might make the dish even more delicious.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Banana Experiment

I had a banana.  I had a mini-fridge with a freezer compartment.  I had to try it.  The results looked kind of disgusting, and it was very hard to peel, but it tasted a bit like a banana smoothie...that you have to eat with a fork (?)

Don't think I'd "make" it again, just because the clean-up is more than my laziness will permit.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Delicious Dinner

I may not have a kitchen, but I do have a salad bar. 

It was good.  Spinach, croutons, parmasean cheese, mandarin oranges, red onions, red cabbage, chickpeas, and a little balsamic vinaigrette.  Now, if only that unsightly blotch of vinegar on the edge of that white plate wasn't staring me in the face and laughing.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I want a suitable kitchen, dagnabit!  I wish that my school would explode so I could just go home, and among other things do some baking!