If you’re feeling like your meals are getting a bit mundane, here are some simple ways to spice up your food.
Simple Ways To Spice Up A Meal
As anyone who attended or currently attends college knows, well rounded meals don’t always come around very often. But it doesn’t all have to be Easy Mac and microwave dinners. There are a number of simple ways to turn easy, ordinary dishes into a meal that looks a little more impressive.
Ramen Noodles That Rock
Ramen noodles are a mainstay of the college student’s diet. Dirt cheap and easy to make, its a meal almost everyone has had at some point. But ramen can be taken beyond the cooked noodles and flavor packet that comes with it. Ramen is pretty versatile, and adding something as simple as chili powder can bring it lots of added taste. Foods like chicken, broccoli, and hamburger meat can be used to create plenty of variety. There are a number of different recipes to try.
Mac and Cheese and More
Along with ramen, mac and cheese is another meal that college students will be familiar with. And also like ramen, it is easy to add a little extra to the dish. Warming up hot dogs and cutting them up to mix in with the pasta is a simple start. Adding veggies like broccoli or mushrooms are another possibility.
Grilled Cheese With Fixings
Almost everyone knows how to make a grilled cheese sandwich. Bread and cheese, grilled over the stove. But there is no reason to stop there. Before putting the sandwich on the stove, add a slice of tomato, or strips of chicken breasts or bacon. Trying different kinds of cheeses can also add to the variety, as well as mixing and matching for a multi-cheese sandwich. These small additions can help make the simple meal a much more satisfying dish.
Spaghetti and Cheesy Meatballs
Spaghetti is a pretty simple dish to make, and it’ simple to add a little extra as well. Buying ground beef to make your own meatballs can be a cheaper alternative, and it also allows for more creativity with the dish. While rolling the meat into balls, cut up pieces of string cheese sticks and roll the meatballs around them. When cooked, the meatballs will now have a gooey cheesy center.
Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Any grocery store sells instant mashed potatoes, where you just add water and butter to the mix and zap it in the microwave. Once they are done, however, they can easily be turned into a hardier side dish. Sprinkle some shredded cheese and bacon bits into the potatoes and stir,and withing seconds the ordinary mashed potatoes become loaded with flavor.
What is a meal without dessert? Fortunately, there is an easy way to make cool junk food too. By taking a pack of fudge stripped Keebler cookies and marshmallows, you can make smores right in your own kitchen! Simply place a marshmallow between two of the fudge stripped cookies and place it in the microwave for no more than ten seconds. Voila, a simple and easy way to make smores
These are just a few ways to liven up ordinary meals. All it takes is a little imagination to turn everyday dishes into more satisfying and tasty meals. The sky (or the kitchen cabinet) is the limit.