By Diane Nguyen–Being in college sucks because you are poor and hungry all the time. What’s worse is that hunger normally tends to strike at 3am right in the middle of your homework that you’ve procrastinated on! Or you just have an empty feeling in your stomach because you have nothing in your stomach except an energy drink you had an hour ago. So now, you are either too lazy to go out and pick up food or think that you don’t have the ingredients to make something delicious.
Sometimes when it comes to feeding ourselves, we forget the simple recipes. Simple recipes that you could make as a child without adult supervision because that’s all your parents would let you touch afraid that you’d burn yourself on something. I’m talking about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! (Or just jelly if you are allergic to peanuts.)
This article is all about praising bread and the marvelous things you can do with it.
Bread, toasted as a side to eggs. Stack that and you have yourself a fried egg sandwich! Want a soft inside with a crunchy outside for your bread? Butter the insides of the sandwich, stack them on top of each other and place them in the same toaster slot OR just on top of another in the toaster oven. Set it to the amount of toasted you like your bread and once it dings, the bread to your sandwich will be crispy on the outside, while soft and warm on the inside.
If you are allergic to peanut butter make a butter, honey, and banana sandwich. Good cold or hot, I prefer mine toasted but it’s delicious either way. If you want it toasted you’ll want to toast the bread the same as the sandwich above. Just so it is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Once done being toasted, you’ll want to immediately spread some honey on the inside of the sandwich, add your banana slices, top it off with some more honey, and you have a butter-honey-banana sandwich. Want the bananas soft? Grill the sandwich instead.
Without toasting the bread, butter the outside of the sandwich. Add peanut butter to the inside. Now, you have the outside of the bread buttered. Place the buttered side of the bread down on the pan, add all the ingredients, and then cook it as you would a grilled cheese.
Besides these, there are a variety of sandwiches people can make. Different sandwich options such as: lunch meat (turkey, ham, etc.), tuna, PB&J, nutella with bananas, grilled cheese, and BLTs if you’re eager at 3am. The possibilities are endless.
The most basic snack/meal anyone can have requiring bread is toast! Being in college doesn’t mean pizza and ramen for dinner every night. It doesn’t even mean chips and candy as late night snacks. Just go back to the basics of cooking!