Astar's Craft: Student Cooking Survival Tool Kit and Soup Recipe
Student Cooking Survival Tool Kit
This is for all of those mothers out there with kids going off to university or flatting for the first time.
Things to gather
From the hardware store, purchase a big tool box. Find the ones with lots of compartments.
Then take yourself off to the supermarket and purchase things like:
Dried herbs, granulated garlic and onion flakes
Bottle of oil, tomato sauce pickles etc.
Tinned baked beans, tomatoes etc.
Rice, pasta, noodles etc.
Tea, coffee, milo, sugar long lasting milk etc.
Cereal/ soup mix etc.
Then print up easy recipes and pop inside the kit.
Basically I put together recipes and ingredients for simple dishes I make that my son loves.
Hopefully he will be set for life!
One Pot Wonder (delicious fast food on a budget)
Healthy and Filling, Hearty Winter Soup
Cost: About $2.00 per serve, but will depend on what's on special!
Hunk cheap beef - look and see what's on special rump or blade works well
Packet Kings Traditional Soup Mix - get hearty vegetable
Couple of carrots, parsnip, and whatever else is on special - sometimes they have fresh vegetable soup selections all bagged up and ready to grab.
Couple of potatoes, kumara, onions and garlic - you might as well put as many vegetables in as possible& this will fill out the soup making it go further.
Lots of freshly ground black pepper
9 or 10 cups of hot water
Warm crusty bread to serve or buy a big bag of rolls, or go shopping at the end of the day as this is when a lot of produce is reduced.
Cut fat off meat, then cut it into bite-sized pieces.
Heat oil in pot, and then fry off meat, until brown.
Add chopped onions and garlic and stir until wilting.
Add remaining chopped vegetables and stir well.
Add soup mix followed by water.
Continue stirring until soup comes to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 to 1½ hours until nice and thick.
You might need to add more water if it becomes too thick.
Do stir from time to time just in case soup sticks to bottom of pot.
Once cold, store in the fridge.
(Broadcast 17 July 2012)