The best cure for homesickness is some down home cooking and Living Guide has three recipes that are sure to hit the spot.
Serving up a taste of home
For many students college is the first time they have had to cook for themselves. When Andy Ault, mathematics sophomore, went to college his mom gave him a recipe book full of simple yet delicious recipes. Ryan Phillips made some of these creative alternatives to the boring college dinner.
Use 80/20 (20% fat) hamburger. Make patties so thin that there are holes in them. Keep it simple and only use hamburger, maybe a little pepper if you must.
Fry the patties on a hot plate.
Serve on lightly toasted English muffins, lavishly buttered. add a slice of American cheese
Garnish with lettuce and maybe a sliver of red onion if you feel you should.
You can even go crazy and make double or triple burgers.
chocolate chip peanut butter squares
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
18 oz. Package of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
Preheat oven to 350˚F
With Pam-sprayed fingers, press half of the cookie dough in the bottom of ungreased 8-by-9 pan.
Press peanut butter mixture evenly over dough.
Crumble and sprinkle the remaining half of cookie dough over the peanut butter mixture. Carefully spread as evenly as possible.
Bake at 350˚F for 30 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch.
Let cool for 30 minutes.
Refrigerate 1 hour before cutting.
chicken burrito bake
4 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 cup tomatillo salsa or salsa verde
½ teaspoon cumin
1 ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese
8 8-inch flour tortillas
2 10-oz. containers refrigerated alfredo sauce
your favorite burrito fillings
Preheat oven to 375˚F
Place chicken, salsa, cumin and ½ cup of cheese in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Spoon about ½ cup of chicken mixture down to the middle of a tortilla, as well as any desired ingredients for the burrito. Fold one edge over and roll it up. Place seam down in a 13-by-9 pan.
Repeat with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture
Combine the remaining sauce and cheese in mixing bowl and spread over burritos.
Bake until sauce is bubbling and browned in spots, 20-25 minutes.
Remove and let cool 10 minutes.