Food hacks: college edition

Rebecca Haars

Food Hacks: College Edition

For students, having everything they need is practically impossible, especially when it comes to cooking; however, some have found innovative ways to make due with what they have at hand.

Toaster Grilled Cheese:

All this requires is a toaster, two slices of bread, and one or two slices of cheese. Simply turn the toaster on its side, place the bread (with the cheese side up) inside, and set it for however long is prefer based on how toasted of bread is desired.

Iced Coffee with Coffee Ice Cubes:

When(if) there is ever any left over coffee instead of throwing it out try putting it in an ice cube tray. This way no one should have to deal with the problem of watered-down iced coffee. Put these handy cubes in the coffee from now on and enjoy the drink to the very end!

3 Ingredient Chocolate Mug Cake:

1 egg, 1/4 c. powdered sugar, 1-2 Tbsp. cocoa powder (depending on how chocolatey of cake is desired cake) is all that is needed to make this dessert. In mug crack egg, add powdered sugar and cocoa powder, and whisk together until well mixed. Last, microwave for 50-60 seconds, until the cake is cooked through (but not overcooked!) Simple and delicious!

French Toast in a Mug:

Depending on the size of mug will decide whether one or two slices of bread is needed. To get the bread ready just cut it up into small squares. Next, make sure the inside of the mug is coated with butter so the bread doesn’t get stuck. Place the bread in the mug, push it down a little but don’t compact it too much. In a separate cup or bowl have the following mixed together: one egg, 3 tablespoons of milk, and some cinnamon. Pour the mixture over the bread, place it in the microwave, and cook for approximately one minute and 20 seconds (or until the egg is no longer runny.)

Coffee Pot Pasta:

This is exactly what it sounds like. Choose a type of pasta, put the amount desired into the pot, run the water through the filter, and allow it to sit on the heat until the noodles become soft. The time will vary depending on the amount of noodles.

Coffee Pot Hard Boiled Eggs:

A time efficient way of making a quick and easy breakfast before those 8a.m. classes. Just add the eggs to the coffee pot, run the water through the filter, and allow it to sit on the heat for roughly 7-8 minutes.