What were your go to meals as a broke college student?

What were your go to meals as a broke college student?

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  1. Spam fondue

    *fresh* peanut butter from the can

    Tuna+mayo straight from the can (bc forgot bread and relish)

    Peanut butter+ cinnamon toast crunch (when forgot milk)

    Ramen + sriracha

    Powdered milk-doesn’t go bad and now I always have milk

    Corned beef sandwich

  2. Avocado salad. And it’s dorm friendly nothing needs to be cooked or refrigerated.

    Cut up an avocado. Cut up some red onion. Cut up some tomato. Throw it in a bowl. Add garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, and salt. I like to add a cheese like parmesan but you don’t have to. Balsamic glaze drizzle if you’re feeling froggy.

  3. Lots of spaghetti and frozen pizza to break it up. I’d mix up the spaghetti by making different sauces. They’re pretty cheap and easy to make (except tomato paste prices have gone up sky high). If you have access to an oven, here are some recipes if you don’t have a ton of cash:

    Red sauce: Just add canned tomato sauce, chunky canned tomatoes, a little sugar, meat if you like, and some seasonings like garlic powder and oregano if you have them. The sugar is essential for bringing a more balanced flavor profile. Goes great with ground beef.

    Bechamel Sauce: To do this, start with equal parts butter and flour (not a whole lot, maybe a tablespoon or two of each). Stir until light brown. Gradually add 1 cup of milk per tablespoon of butter. Add a little salt and some nutmeg if you have it. Stir. Great with mushrooms.

    Alfredo: Add half a stick of butter. Add 1 cup heavy cream and 1.5 cups Parmesan cheese. Add some garlic powder (if using actual garlic, add it with the butter step). Add a little salt if the butter was unsalted and some black pepper if you have it. Great with chicken.

    Ramen: Make some spicy beef Maruchan ramen and add a hard boiled egg, some eye of round steak, and a leek. (Eye of round is the cheapest cut of steak because it’s super lean. It’s usually cut thin, and it’s great in soups.)

    I personally modify all of these recipes by adding Cayenne powder to taste. It adds another layer of flavor and it’s not super expensive.

    **If you’re BROKE BROKE**, boxed Mac and cheese is a good option. So is just a Baked potato with shredded cheese.

    And if you don’t have an oven, make ramen and add a hard boiled egg. You can also add a leek if you’re feeling really fancy.

    Also, if you want to make what someone I know calls the “fuck it”, grab a bag of frozen vegetables, microwave it, and chuck in some velveeta cut from the giant blocks they sell. The heat from the vegetables should be enough to melt it. Stir and add some pepper if you have it.

    Edit: had to include the “fuck it”.

  4. Apples with peanut butter

    Ramen can be made a lot of different ways and with many mixins to give you some variety. I like corn, peas, seaweed, peanuts, mushrooms, any dried veggies too. Throw some spicy oil or sesame oil for a lot more flavor

  5. 𝐈 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 $𝟏𝟐,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞. 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐣𝐨𝐛𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞, 𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝟏𝟏 𝐭𝐨 𝟏𝟐 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐚 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞. 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐈 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐭… :)𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊.:)

    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄====)> 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥.𝐜𝐨𝐦

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