COLLEGE EATS #1
One thing I love to do (when I have the time and funds) is cook. Cooking is super fun, and food is phenomenal. Simple as that. Something I want to start doing, both on here and my YouTube channel, is share my recipes and favorite foods/meals. Small disclaimer: If the recipes resemble another recipe on the Internet or in a cookbook, that is purely coincidental. Great minds think alike. (Also, sorry if the pictures aren’t the greatest; our common area/kitchenette does not have good lighting).
Anyway, I am fortunate to have an apartment-style dorm room, so I have access to a small kitchenette. I try not to cook anything too expensive or difficult, especially since I’m always balling on a budget and have no more than twoish feet of countertop space. That goes to say the recipes I share can be cooked in a college dorm if you have access to a kitchen or kitchenette. If you’re past college with a full-blown kitchen, these should be a breeze. I just hope I’m good at explaining how to prepare the meals.
The first recipe I will share with you is Five Ingredient French Toast, one of my favorites. It took approximately twenty minutes to prepare this, so I think it’s a fairly quick recipe.
FIVE INGREDIENT FRENCH TOAST
Makes: 4 slices of bread
Whole wheat bread (it doesn’t have to be whole wheat; it’s what you prefer)
1/4 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
A sprinkle of salt
1. Combine the milk, eggs, cinnamon, and salt in a plastic container big enough to fit one slice of bread. I recommend eyeballing the cinnamon when adding it in. I put 1/8, but you can put more or less; it’s whatever you prefer.
2. Beat the ingredients together with a fork until the eggs are completely beat or until the ingredients are mixed together to your liking.
3. Turn the stove on medium-high heat. *I only did this before preparing the bread because it takes our stove a while to heat up.
4. Soak the bread in the egg mixture on both sides. Gently push it into the egg mixture until it looks kind of squishy and sponge-like.
*Before cooking, I recommend lightly coating a skillet with non-stick cooking spray. I have a non-stick skillet, so this isn’t something I had to worry about. If you have a non-stick skillet and cook it in there, it won’t mess up your skillet. Just don’t walk away from the stove.
5. Because my skillet is pretty small, I had to cook one slice of bread at a time. Cook the slice of bread on one side for one minute then flip and cook the other side for one minute. You’ll know when the bread is done cooking because the sizzling sound will stop. It’s all based on your preferences. Once the bread is finished cooking to your liking, you’re finished.
BONUS: You can garnish your french toast with cinnamon and drizzle syrup on your french toast. I used maple syrup.