Quick & Easy

March 3, 2021:  Fish and Chips:

This week we will be making fish & chips.  The link is below.  More content and pictures coming soon 🙂 




February 24, 2021:  No Class Today 

As an alternative assignment please join Anders @ the Virtual Job Fair.  Below you will find information and a link to the event.  Next week for Quick & Easy Meals we will be making fish and chips.  Recipes will be posted on Thursday.  

Below is the link to the Virtual Statewide Job Club event on WednesdayFebruary 24th from 10:00am to 11:30am.

Please use this link to attend the event.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 915 6744 1320
Passcode: 501049

Info about the job/business: https://mail.4j.lane.edu/service/home/~/?auth=co&loc=en_US&id=105585&part=3

February 17, 2021:  Sheet Pan Pancakes

“Sheet pan pancakes are the perfect way to make a delicious pancake breakfast without spending your morning over a hot griddle. Make these fluffy and golden pancakes in your oven for a weekend family breakfast, a brunch party, or for a cozy holiday morning. You’ll love how easy it is to make sheet pan pancakes from a mix and customize the add-ins to su

You Will Need:

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten 
  • 4 tablespoons sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted 
  • 8 to 10 fresh strawberries, sliced 





February 10, 2021: Tacos!

Recommended ingredients for Tacos

Bacon Cheeseburger Taco Recipe

Mango Salsa Recipe:  (Typically, I buy my salsa at the store.)  Making fresh salsa is super yummy!  Pico de Gallo is the one I learned on.



February 03, 2021:  Shrimp Scampi:]


Next class we are making Shrimp Scampi.  It really is a very quick and easy recipe that anyone can do.  Shrimp Scampi is a very affordable recipe to make at home.  It’s a great birthday or other special occasion dinner.  Making this for your friends and family is sure to impress them.  The recipe in the link above calls for using wine… below I have included a link to a page that lists some great substitutions for wine .  https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/wine-substitutes   

We also talked a bit in class about crab.  I love crab!  It’s super delicious!  Unfortunately, cooking a whole crab doesn’t quite fit with the quick and easy theme of the class.  But, it is so delicious … and going crabbing at the coast is a really cool activity… So, I included some links below to some great videos on how to catch, and how to cook crab.  Hope you enjoy!   

Crabbing Rules and Regulations Oregon Coast:


Best Spots To Go Crabbing On The Oregon Coast:


How To Cook Crab:



January 27, 2021: Spaghetti (audible) Improv

January 20, 2021:  Smoothies

Smoothies are delicious, and are also a great way to get in several servings of fruits and veggies.  Below are the recipes that Grace & Seiji shared.  I was so happy that Morgan & Grace made smoothies too!

My smoothie recipe included:  1/4 cup ice, 1/4 cup half & half, 1/4 cup berries and a dash of chia seeds.   I think that I will invest in a real blender and make smoothies more often! 🙂  Unfortunately, I drank it before getting a picture.  The photo to the left is a picture I found online that looks a lot like the smoothie I made.  Another great thing about this recipe was…  I didn’t have to buy anything! 🙂

Weight Watchers Banana Chocolate Smoothie

Tropical Smoothie Recipe

January 13, 2021: Yumm Bowls

I really enjoyed making the yumm bowls yesterday!  So delicious and easy to make!  To the left is a picture of the yumm bowl I made for lunch yesterday.  I forgot to add the cheese so I just put some on top and mixed it in.  Hope that you guys try to make this dish for yourself.  As always please make substitutions as needed.  Get creative if you like with different veggies, toppings and sauces.  (Cafe Yumm, and most grocery stores sell jars of Yumm sauce already made.  I believe the cost is about $6.50 for an 8 oz. jar.)  


What you will need to make an Original Yumm Bowl:   Cooked rice, beans, shredded cheese, salsa, diced fresh tomatoes, sliced avocados, sliced black olives, sour cream, cilantro, and Yumm Sauce.  

Before going to the grocery store I checked my fridge and pantry to see if I had any of the ingredients needed for this recipe.  Turns out  that I already had: rice, beans, cheese, salsa, black olives, and sour cream.  That makes my shopping list for this week super short!  I will only need to buy an avocado, some cilantro, a tomato, and  yumm sauce.  I estimate that this will cost about $8.00.  And, that I will have enough food for about 4-6  servings.   *update … I spent $9.17 when I went shopping for the rest of my ingredients at Safeway.  The Yumm sauce was $6.49, the avocado was 1.00, the cilantro was .79, and I spent .89 on a 2 medium Roma tomatoes.     

Everything you ever wanted to know about rice.  Below is a great video on how to cook rice, if you don’t have a rice cooker .


Here’s a great video that shows step by step how to make yumm sauce.  In the comments there are some really good tips. 

January 6, 2021:  Quick & Easy Breakfast/ Home Fries & Soft Boiled Eggs

1st class of the new year! 🙂  Today we brainstormed some quick and easy meals to make this term.  And, I shared how to make a great quick and easy breakfast, home fries & soft boiled eggs.  I made the home fries with a left over baked potato in a skillet with a little butter, salt and spices.  So easy and so tasty!  To make the soft boiled egg place your eggs in a pan of cold water, turn burner to high, when the water begins to boil start your timer and let boil for 7 minutes.  Remove from heat let stand 1 minute, then safely poor hot water down the sink.  Fill your pot with cold water and let sit for several minutes to cool and stop the cooking process.  Peel, slice and enjoy.  The egg whites should be firm and well cooked, the yolks should be soft and creamy.   Below is a picture of my finished breakfast.  I sliced an orange to round out the meal.  

Here are the ideas that we came up with for future classes.  If I missed anything please let me know:

Yum Bowls, Smoothies, pasta dishes, pizza, oatmeal, soups & sandwiches, home made french fries, sweet potato fries, egg scrambles, wraps, banana bread/ muffins, stove top popcorn, & cooking hacks.

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