Today I’m making a pork roast.
It’s been over a month since I moved back to Denton, and I haven’t properly cooked for myself until today. I’m making a pork roast in my slow cooker. It smells so good. I just want it to be done so I can have dinner. I’m really hungry right now. All I had for lunch was easy-mac.
a 1-2lb. roast
some baby carrots
1 small onion
a can of your favorite “cream of __” soup (I used mushroom)
water- just fill the soup can up
your favorite seasoning (I used pepper and garlic salt)
Cut up the potato and onion. Throw everything in your slow cooker and let it cook on high for like 4 hours (or until all your stuff is cooked). The pork should be around 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
I’ve been going through sorority recruitment for the past few days so all of my meals have been provided for me. I should have actual food to talk about starting again tomorrow.
Right now it’s all pizza and food at the union on campus.
The past two days, I’ve had dinner at restaurants
Thursday night I went to this great place in Denton called Mr. Frosty. It’s a hamburger place. The food is really really really good, and they make their own rootbeer. It’s definitely the best rootbeer I’ve ever had. Their prices are pretty good too.
Tonight I had Panda Express with a couple of my friends. It was about as good as any other Panda Express you can think of.
Tonight I was going to make some cheese ravioli that I bought from the grocery store yesterday. Unfortunately the stove is being worked on tonight so microwave food is my only option. Amy’s is the only brand of frozen food I’ll eat. It’s not too expensive, and it’s worth the money.
Classes start today, and I’ve been eating at restaurants all weekend.
Yesterday I spent $81.50 on groceries. Starting today I will be cooking my dinner. I’m going to use my dining dollars to buy either breakfast or lunch because of the way my schedule works on Wednesdays
A list of appliances
My dorm does not allow any appliance with an open heating element in our actual room. We have a kitchen at our disposal, but I’m going to try my best to not rely on it too heavily.
Here is a list of the appliances I have at my disposal.
- A toaster oven
- A slow cooker
- A microwave
- A waffle maker
- A George Foreman grill (I’ll have one soon anyway- once I get my first paycheck)
- A mini fridge/freezer (not that this will cook anything, but it will hold leftovers and things that can be turned into other things)
- An electric kettle (again, this might not necessarily cook things, but we’ll see what I can do with it)
- A single serving blender (I’m excited about this. I haven’t used it yet, but I loooove smoothies)
I might end up with more, but this is what I know I have at the moment. I might update the list in the future.
My name is Sally, and I am living on campus without a meal plan
My parent’s have decided that I do not need a meal plan this year. They have given me a small army of small appliances and sent me on my merry way.
I’m looking forward to cooking for myself. I’ve always been big on cooking and baking. I almost went to culinary school for baking and pastry arts, I got in and everything.
The daunting part of this whole, cooking for myself in my dorm thing is the fact that I will be working with a budget. I have dining dollars to get me either breakfast or lunch during the week, but I will have to make at least one meal in my room five days a week (on the weekends I will let myself eat at restaurants). I also won’t really be able to eat with my friends very often since they’ll be eating in the dining halls, which is a little sad.
This will be where I organize and show off my food. I’m hoping to take a picture of every meal I make in my room/ in our hall’s community kitchen. From there I will include the recipe I followed and tag the post with which appliances I used.
I also might include how much I spend on food.