All About Food + First Meal

I wrote an entire post about the whole "Caf" experience in school, and cannot wait to get back to my fridge full of Trader Joe's in a few weeks (though my best friend Sophia just sent me a box filled with my favorite stuff- seriously the best friend ever and I'm embarrassed to admit how much I've already eaten). 

Basically at least freshman year, cooking in school is impossible. Unless your school has state of the art dorm rooms, you're pretty much at the mercy of the Caf, takeout and the limited snacks in your room. Here is an awesome link to some easy fixes for the Caf (and look for an in depth guide in the fall since there are only a few days of school left). 

Personally I have no idea if you hate cooking, love it or are Rachel Ray herself (highly unlikely, but a girl can dream). Though I absolutely love it, sometimes I get shocked by the number of steps (and time) that are required in a meal (honestly 30 Minute Meals are a bit of an exaggeration). The other day, I was shifting through the cookbook section  and found The Healthy College Cookbook and was inspired for a new series that I want to start on posting really easy meals. This cookbook, may seem like common sense, but it has such a great variety, with most recipes 5 ingredients and 3 steps or less. My plan is to cook and photograph these recipes once I have my camera and a real kitchen, but in the meantime, here are the first recipes (which so incredibly easy) and perfect for brunch. 

Quick Western Sandwich 

1/2 teaspoon butter
1 egg, beaten
1 scallion sliced (or 1/8 cup of chopped onion)
any extra veggies, chopped up
small handful of shredded mozzarella
and/or cheddar
1 English Muffin
1 Slice of Ham

Place butter in a saucepan and in a small bowl, mix the egg and scallion (or onion/any other veggies) and cook in a small, non-stick saucepan.

Toast an English muffin in the toaster and place the egg on the muffin and add cheese and ham. 

Either place in a panini press or back on the saucepan to heat up (optional to add hot sauce- definitely try it on eggs if you haven't already!)

Didn't think I needed to include the recipe, but fruit
salad always pairs well with brunch!
Orange Freezes 
1 cup orange juice
3 scoops of orange sherbet (hopefully this
is easier to find in your town than mine) 
3/4 cup Sprite or lemon lime soda
sliced orange for garnish

Blend 2 scoops of the sherbet with the lemon lime soda and orange juice. 

Pour into a glass and add another scoop of orange sherbet along with the garnish. It's that easy, which is good, because you're probably going to want to make more.  

Happy Saturday! 
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