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Unread 14 Aug 16, 12:15 PM  
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Uni student- easy fave recipes needed

I consider myself to be a good mum, but I'm not a good cook, as a result my dd who is hopefully going Uni next month can't cook either
My meals are legendary but not in a good way ! Think Wendy Craig in Butterflies !
I'm panicking now that my dd is going to starve and waste away
So any kind dibbers who have children at Uni what are their fave recipes, thinking lasagne for example, but need it made simply with short cuts but still tasty, I know Dd won't spend valuable time peeling and chopping !
So basically I'm asking for tasty short cut ideas n recipes that are student friendly
Thanks for any tips.
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My sister makes a great 'red pasta' just cook up some pasta, and heat up/cook some chicken (thing small chunks of chicken) then once it's all cooked and hot stir through a teaspoon of red pesto and a large spoon of creme fraiche and its ready to eat
stir fry made with the little packs of veg you can get, use the Amoy straight to wok noodles and that's easy.
Curry using sauce from a jar (makes enough for 3/4 so a good meal to cook with her flat mates)
Spag Bol again use a jar of dolmio (add some extra seasoning to taste and you have a mighty good spag Bol that freezes well too)
shepards/cottage pie you can use a colmans packet to make.
I sometimes use a packet of supernoodles and add in a little frozen veg, and the chicken nuggets (not particularly healthy but easy non the less)
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Why don't you buy her a Mary Berry book, and spend some time trying out recipes before she goes? Sounds like it might benefit you as much as your daughter If she learns to live off packets, jars and ready meals now, she will probably never learn to actually cook - most of my friends never did.
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Quick pasta & sauce
  • 2-3 handfuls of Fusilli
  • Boil to required consistency
  • Drain water
  • Add Dolmio stir in sauce
  • Put pan back on low heat & stir for a couple of minutes until food is hot
  • Add anything to the mix if required, cooked chicken, tuna, peas etc. or just have plain.
  • Alternatively after doing the above pop in an oven proof dish & sprinkle with cheese & cook for about 10 - 15 mins or until cheese is melted

A quick and very cheap meal.
One stir in sauce says its for 2 people but we found it was better using one each.

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/search/default.aspx?searchBox=dolmio+stir+in&newSort=true &search=Search
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We are the same with DS, teaching him to cook and shop !

He loves pies so this is works for him

Pack of ready cooked chicken ( either a single breast or chopped chunks)
Can of Campbell's condensed chicken soup
Half a pot of single cream or elmea.

Mix the above all together, put in Pyrex dish and cover with a sheet of ready rolled puff pastry.

Brush with beaten egg or milk, 20 minutes or so at 200 or 220 until Golden and nom nom, delicious chicken pie .

Serve with microwavable frozen mash (single packs fab for students).

Good luck to your DD x
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I would get her a slow cooker- there are a multitude of recipes and she can whack it in and leave it.
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I've just bought DD a book from Amazon called "nosh", very easy student recipes and tells them about storing food, cost of ingredients and even gives the measurements in "mug" quantities.
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Originally Posted by Infinity Red View Post
I consider myself to be a good mum, but I'm not a good cook, as a result my dd who is hopefully going Uni next month can't cook either
My meals are legendary but not in a good way ! Think Wendy Craig in Butterflies !
I'm panicking now that my dd is going to starve and waste away
So any kind dibbers who have children at Uni what are their fave recipes, thinking lasagne for example, but need it made simply with short cuts but still tasty, I know Dd won't spend valuable time peeling and chopping !
So basically I'm asking for tasty short cut ideas n recipes that are student friendly
Thanks for any tips.
When I was at uni many moons ago, my favourite and cheapest dish was chicken and tomatoe pasta. One chicken breast cut up and pan fried, a small tin of sweet corn and chopped tomatoes and cooked pasta. Mic it all together and heat through. I used to put half in a tub and eat it cold for lunch the next day.
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