Easy Recipes to Cook with Your Roommates for 5 Different Occasions
Cooking doesn’t always require you to have clean-cut marble counters, complete high-end kitchen equipment, or high-quality organic ingredients before starting. Sometimes a microwave, a roommate, and leftovers from the fridge could transform amateurs to Michelin star chefs within just a few days! But one should also realize that the most valuable outcome that will come out of this is a golden opportunity to bond with your roommates; one step to making l life-long friends who will never betray you when it comes to paying the rent. Besides all that, cooking will save you a lot of money! Groceries are much more cheaper than buying ready food, and you’ll learn how to cook! You and your roommate(s) can easily make using the ingredients you have in your pantry. Plus, we’ve also listed vegan-friendly ingredient alternatives for each recipe below. So, here are 7 recipes for five different occasions namely for a snack, dinner, when you’re sick, and when you have a hangover.
1. Homemade Granola for the ‘I Want to Eat Clean’ Occasion
Granola is a very famous option to have for a clean breakfast since they are rich in fiber and protein, which will keep your tummy full throughout the day (or at least till lunch). While you can find different variations of granola products in stores today, personalized homemade granola still sounds so much more appetizing, doesn’t it?. Moreover, you could put additional ingredients in it such as seeds, nuts, dried fruits, or even your favorite brand peanut butter. This is fun to do together because everyone can be super creative without messing up.
For a more detailed recipe, go check out: https://cookieandkate.com/healthy-granola-recipe/
2. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries for Game Night
While you and your roommates are planning to have a fun game night together (may involve alcohol), perfect bite-sized platters that could go perfectly with the drinks, are a must. You guys don’t want to walk all the way to the kitchen, get a plate of any leftovers, then munch too many times before getting back to the game, right? This time, size matters most. So one of the best snacking options for you are chocolate-covered strawberries.
For a more detailed recipe, go check out: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/chocolate-covered-strawberries-recipe-1941747
3. Shrimp Pasta for Fancy Dinner Night In
Have you ever craved something a little fancier but your bank account says otherwise? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. A craving is a craving, however, and instant noodles won’t do you any justice this time. So you and your roommates are staring at each other right now, seeking the answer to what to eat tonight. Instead of letting you guys ponder over what to eat for the next 4 hours. We’ll tell you what we think you should eat: shrimp paste. Sounds fancy enough, right? Most of the ingredients you need are probably already in your pantry. So, don’t let your kind-of empty bank account stop you from eating well. For a more detailed recipe, go check out: https://natashaskitchen.com/creamy-shrimp-pasta-recipe/
4. Chicken Noodle Soup for the Sick Day Occasion
During the rainy season, people tend to catch a cold way easier than usual. This is also when everyone calls in sick to work so that they could get some good bed rest. Some of them call their parents too, telling them sadly that they are sick and that they just want to be home to be taken care of. Some mothers might answer with concern, telling them, “why don’t ask your roommates nicely to make you a pot of chicken noodle soup. I can text you the recipe, my dear.” Want to know that recipe? Check out https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/the-ultimate-chicken-noodle-soup/
5. Soy and Ginger Steamed Fish for the Sick Day Occasion
If you’re not the chicken type you could always use fish! This soy, ginger, and steamed fish broth is perfect for when someone doesn’t feel well or for you who just wants to get warmed up on a rainy day. You could use any type of fish to be steamed with. The broth itself uses sake or wine to make it have a warmer feeling in your throat. Don’t forget to add vegetables for it is the main thing for keeping your body healthy. Want to know that recipe? Check out https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/soy-and-ginger-steamed-fish
6. Cheesy Munchies for the Perfect Hangover Cure
Big and fun parties somehow motivate you to go to more parties although the consequence of having terrible hangover entails. But worry not because you don’t need to search far to find your perfect hangover cure. What is a cheesy munchie? Make this cheesy munchie for lunch with your roommates and in no time you will figure out why all these hangovers are worth bearing. For a more detailed recipe, go check out: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mini_cheese_munchies_61275
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7. The Virgin Mary for the Perfect Hangover Cure
Usually after a bad hangover, food wouldn’t be a great idea, moreover if your friend has already puked. Not to worry, this Virgin Mary recipe will be the perfect drink for your roommate! Made from tomatoes and lemon to boost up your friend’s energy! Drink in the morning for a more perfect effect! Serve it warm or cold, all could be done!
For a more detailed recipe, go check out: https://www.thespruceeats.com/virgin-mary-mocktail-recipe-760925
So there you have 7 best recipes to cook for or with your roommates! We hope this helps you find the perfect dish for that specific occasion! Don;t forget to check out our other recommendations!