So I've been thinking...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Quartzic, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Many people here don't know how to cook anything aside from the microwave and maybe an egg. Anyone in college will know that meals need to be cheap, there needs to be variety, they need to be quick to make, and most importantly - it needs to taste good! So I've made a small compilation of my favorite recipes that anyone, even a child with adult supervision can make. They actually taste pretty good, too!

    Grilled Cheese (requires skillet)

    2 slices bread (I prefer Chicago Italian, but you can use any other kind, too)
    2 slices American Cheese (in a pinch, you can use shredded cheddar)
    Butter (about 1 to 2 tablespoons

    Butter the outside of the bread (NOT the inside. The cheese is going there!) very lightly. To get off excess, lightly scrape your knife across it until it makes lines.

    Put your cheese on the inside.

    Turn the stove on medium to high heat, and plop down a pan or skillet.

    Cook until golden brown on both sides (about 2 min. each side)

    You're done! Enjoy.

    Pancakes (requires skillet)

    3/4 cup milk
    2 tablespoons cooking wine
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    2 tablespoons white sugar
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 egg
    2 tablespoons butter, melted

    Combine milk with cooking wine in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes. This "sours" the milk, and the longer you leave it out, the fluffier the pancakes!

    Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

    Whisk egg and butter into "soured" milk. Pour the "soured" milk into the flour mixture and whisk until lumps are gone.

    Heat your stovetop at medium to high heat, and plop down a pan or skillet.

    Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip, and cook until browned on the other side.

    Top with marshmallows, syrup, butter, chocolate chips, or fruit.


    Toaster Panini (requires toaster oven)

    Two slices of bread of your choice (I prefer Chicago Italian, myself.)
    Meat of your choice
    Toppings of your choice, if you have any.

    Simply sandwich the meat and toppings, plop it in the toaster, and cook!
    The meat juices will transfer into the bread and oh my god it's so heavenly it tastes so good

    PB&J (requires childhood)

    If you don't know how to make this, you evidently are under the age of five. You probably don't know how to use a computer, so unless you've got your mom reading this to you or something, you're defying the rules of physics.

    Microwave Scrambled Egg (requires microwave)

    1 medium-large egg
    2 tablespoons milk
    Cooking spray

    Crack the egg into a mug coated with cooking spray. Beat well, and mix with the milk.

    Heat from 50-60 seconds. Enjoy! (you can also add salt, pepper, or cheese if you like that)

    Post your own down below!
  2. I know how to make toast. And that's all I need to know :p
  3. You forgot Poptart (Requires Poptart)
  4. This thread's a great idea. I applaud you for providing easy recipes that are simple to follow :D
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  5. how to make some bomb diggity ramen noodles
    step one: buy beef flavored ramen noodles (the cheaper the better), hoisin sauce, sirachi sauce, teriaki ginger sauce.
    step two: cook ramen (can microwave it or cook on stove dont add the flavouring tho)
    step three: drain ramen
    step four: pour two tablespoons of ginger teriaki sauce, a splash of sirachi, a teaspoon of hoisin sauce and teh flavouring in and mix
    step five: ??????
    step six: profit!?!?!
  6. One of the meals I make for my family is chili. I know the OP suggests dinner for one, but there's always leftovers. I like it because I can vary the recipe and make it as simple or as sophisticated as I want and everyone in my family likes it. At least I assume so because we never seem to have left overs. Most of the time I use a recipe I've had for a long time, but when I'm in a hurry I use this one.

    Basic ingredients:
    1lb Hamburger
    1 can Tomato soup
    1 can Kidney Beans

    Cook the hamburger. Once the hamburger is cooked and drained, add the tomato soup. If it is condensed don't forget to add water. Open the beans and drain the juice, then add them. You're done!

    I almost always add canned, diced tomatoes.

    Chili powder is a must have for us also.

    I like onions. If you want to add onion, cut one up into small pieces and add it to the hamburger before you cook it. If you don't like cutting them up, you can buy onion powder or minced dried onions and add them instead.

    Garlic. Again if you don't want to bother cutting it up, you can get minced garlic in little jars at the grocery store. It keeps for a really long time in the refrigerator. There is also powdered garlic.

    Beans are a hassle to cook. We buy bags of dry beans then I cook batches of them ahead of time and repackage 1-2 cups of them into storage bags and put them in the freezer. If you lay them flat they store nicely and thaw out well when you cook them.

    You can also get canned, flavored beans for chili which I like also. If I use these, I hold off on the chili powder until I've tasted it then decide whether to add more.

    The longer you cook chili(within reason) the better it seems to get. If you have the time, let it simmer. Add a little extra water I you have to.

    Sprinkle a little shredded Cheddar or Colby cheese on the top and let it melt.
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  7. I can make loads of things (sue chef lol :p)
    I know how to make eggs in a nest, scrambles, tacos, burritos, muffins, cookies, pizza, and a lot of other things that I can't name. :3 Might post a list of steps for some tomorrow, bout to go to bed :p
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  8. How to cook ANY recipe: Follow a recipe book's instructions :D
    Or in a pinch, the internet!
    Barbecued chicken w/ Montreal steak spice(for chicken :p), potatoes (skins on, of course)(wrap them in foil) and some microwaved veggies if you are lazy is one of my favorite meals! Especially if you marinade the chicken beforehand.(thighs are my fav) All on the BBQ (except the veggies, unless you like beans, in which case, awesome!)
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  9. I know how to make cereal so umm... next master chief or what?
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  11. I can make about six different types of noodle and stir-fry dishes...

    I like asian meals.
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  12. Sweet fried salami chips
    Difficulty 7 of 10

    Sandwich salami (the thicker sliced with lots of pepper kind is best)
    Brown sugar

    How to:
    Bring frying pan to cooking temp (slightly lower temp than when cooking bacon)
    Add 1/2 table spoon or more butter (depends on size of pan) and cote the pan
    Add salami
    Sprinkle brown sugar on salami
    Cook until slightly brown
    Place on a paper towel to soak up grease and cool
    Salami should be crunchy like a chip, if not cook any remaining salami in pan longer


    Peanut butter marsh mellow and banana sandwich
    Difficulty 2 of 10

    Peanut butter
    Jar of marsh mellow
    Sliced bread

    How to:
    Spread peanut butter on a slice of bread
    Spread marsh mellow on a slice of bread
    Cut banana in to 1/8 inch slices and place on marsh mellow
    Place peanut butter slice on to marsh mellow and banana slice


    Any meal
    Difficulty 2 of 10


    How to:
    Add Tabasco to any microwave meal
    Best in cup of soup and clam chowder


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  13. 1. Buy bacon
    2. Fry bacon
    3. Eat bacon
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  14. Cool! Somehow this reminds me of harvest moon:p