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« on: March 29, 2011, 09:53:11 PM »
I made polenta from scratch yesterday and it turned out fairly well. I'm having some issues getting a proper crust/browning when I fry it, but that's a nitpick.

This was my first new recipe in a while and I now want to look for more interesting foods to make.

Anyone have any fun recipes for a "college friendly budget?"
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Re: Food
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 10:57:43 PM »
How do we know that you aren't trying to use us to do one of your college papers?

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Re: Food
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 02:27:17 AM »
How do we know that you aren't trying to use us to do one of your college papers?

Especially since she used us for high school.  :P

But there are all sorts of recipes that can be delicious and on a college-friendly budget.

Just remember, it's better to pay more for a higher quality item that you can use less of, than pay less for crap that requires a lot of it to make it palatable. (E.g. High-priced Balsamic vinegar is worth it. You don't need much to sprinkle over blanched vegetables, but it makes them delicious. It is also a wonderful base for reductions.)
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Re: Food
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 05:49:03 AM »
Potatoes, Beans, Rice, and Pasta are usually cheap. Chicken tends to fill you up and it's not that bad.

Make large servings in a crock pot and then freeze what you don't eat. Then 2 months later... there's gumbo (No, not Gumby) waiting for you to microwave.

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Re: Food
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 09:37:34 PM »
How do we know that you aren't trying to use us to do one of your college papers?

i'm hungry. that's pretty much it. i'm also sick of ramen.

another thing, i always tell you when i need homework help. i dont believe in much, but i do believe that you should know if i'm going to quote you. in my mind it's a forewarning that i'm not going to blackmail you for something. or at least if i do, you're prepared and possibly have a counter point to blackmail back.

but since you did mention my homework... i do have a paper if you want to help me find sources. or send me a copy of "salmon of doubt" so i dont have to buy one.
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Re: Food
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011, 11:57:06 PM »
I made ceasar salad today. Finally, a salad I can relate to (it has meat). It's super easy to make, and it isn't expensive at all.

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Re: Food
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2011, 08:00:22 PM »
How do we know that you aren't trying to use us to do one of your college papers?

i'm hungry. that's pretty much it. i'm also sick of ramen.

another thing, i always tell you when i need homework help. i dont believe in much, but i do believe that you should know if i'm going to quote you. in my mind it's a forewarning that i'm not going to blackmail you for something. or at least if i do, you're prepared and possibly have a counter point to blackmail back.

but since you did mention my homework... i do have a paper if you want to help me find sources. or send me a copy of "salmon of doubt" so i dont have to buy one.

Sorry, no Salmon of Doubt.  How about an Apprehensive Squirrel?

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Re: Food
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 09:27:58 PM »
i do have a paper if you want to help me find sources. or send me a copy of "salmon of doubt" so i dont have to buy one.

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Re: Food
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2011, 11:57:12 PM »
Risotto with Carrots and Feta (quick, easy, cheap, vegetarian)

I tried it with the feta the first time I made it and with the flavor from the bouillon cubes and lemon juice you can't really taste it. So consider the feta optional. If you have the money and really want the cheese then I recommend feta with peppercorn. I got that by accident one time and tried it. The peppercorn adds a nice flavor to the dish.  I highly recommend the veggie bouillon cubes made by Knorr. They come in a small yellow box of 6 cubes.

I think I've perfected this dish by not adding the cheese and using more of the lemon juice (closer to 1.5 or 2 lemons worth), onion (one whole large), dill (1.5 tsp dry), and parsley (4-5 tbs). But I recommend starting with the basic recipe then tweaking it how you like it. The Knorr cubes infuse the whole dish with an awesome flavor.

5 cups vegetable stock or 3 large vegetable bouillon cubes and 5 cups of water.

4 carrots cut into matchsticks (mom just slices them, I grate them)

1 small onion diced (about 2/3 cup)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 cups Arborio rice

1 tablespoon fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill

Juice of 1 lemon

1 cup crumbled or grated feta cheese (optional)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional but I recommend it)

 

Bring the stock to a boil in a covered pot. Add the carrots, lower the heat, and simmer.

In a large saucepan, sauté the onions in the oil for about 5 minutes. You want them softened not browned. Using a wooden or plastic spoon to avoid breaking the kernels, carefully add the rice. Stir gently until it is thoroughly covered with oil.

Add the dill.

Ladle 1 cup of stock and carrots into the saucepan and stir it into the rice. When the rice has absorbed the stock add another cup. Keep stirring in the stock and carrots a cup at a time as the rice absorbs the liquid. This should take about 15-20 minutes. You are looking for the rice to be tender but al dente.

When the risotto is ready remove it from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, feta, and parsley.

Serve immediately.

Makes about 4-6 servings. Will keep nicely for several days in the fridge.
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Re: Food
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2011, 02:19:33 AM »
Octopus is somewhat cheap here.

Yes, I'm eating Octopus for dinner tonight. =)
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Re: Food
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2011, 06:11:57 AM »
Risotto with Carrots and Feta

sounds delicious.
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2011, 07:24:08 AM »
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