Valentine’s day recipes

  Valentine’s Day supposedly concerns love, but what is love without food? Nothing. Here are three delicious Valentine’s Day meals. Valentine’s Day may be over by now, but who really cares? Food is always a good time, no matter the time of the year. These recipes are fairly simple and easy to make; definitely worth the time to make.

Breakfast: Nachos

Some may ask why the need for chips for breakfast, but does it really need an answer? This is the breakfast of champions, adding a dash of spice to your morning. This breakfast is great, as it is cost effective and does not take too much time. Thank you, microwave!

Ingredients:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Can of refried beans
  • Green onions
  • Chilli powder
  • Sour cream
  • water

Directions:

  1. Place your chips in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Pour first layer of cheese over the top, then microwave for 20 seconds. In another bowl scoop out about half of the beans. Then, add around a teaspoon of water. Mix these together for about a minute. Add as much chili powder you want.
  3. Put your bean paste over the top of the chips.
  4. Put another layer of cheese over top.
  5. Take out your cutting board and start cutting your green onion.
  6. Now microwave your chips for around 30 seconds, or until cheese melts.
  7. Add sour cream and green onion on top.

 

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A small bowl of nachos. PhotoCo: Jordan Rust

 

Lunch: Chili

What could be better than chili for lunch? Thanks to the power of the can, this recipe is much easier. Now, all you have to know how to do is use a can opener! This recipe is very easy to do and is not to costly. Also, this makes a whole lot of food, serving more than five people.

Ingredients:

  • Can of corn
  • Can of diced tomatoes
  • Can of kidney beans
  • Can of black beans
  • 1lb of ground beef
  • Can of refried beans (optional)

Directions:

  1. Begin to brown your meat. Add salt and pepper to the meat while you cook it.
  2. In a large pot, pour in all of your canned ingredients.
  3. Now add your meat to the pot.
  4. Stir everything thoroughly.   
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Small bowl of chili. PhotoCo: Jordan Rust

 

Dinner: Chicken Pot pie

Pot pies are amazing, are they not? They have so many ingredients, working well with each other. Now, when you look at the picture, my pie looks a lot more like Frankenstein’s monster. It seems I need to work on my crust skills, but that did not change the taste. Overall, very good to eat, not so much to look at, but who really looks deeply into their food?

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts
  • ⅓ cup butter or margarine
  • ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ¾ chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Put the crust in your pan.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until well blended. Then, gradually stir in broth and milk, cooking and stirring until bubbly and thickened.
  3. Stir in chicken and mixed vegetables. Remove from heat. Spoon chicken mixture into crust-lined pan. Top with second crust and seal the edge. Cut slits in several places in top crust.
  4. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown. During last 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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Some chicken pot pie. Just try to ignore the poor crust skills. PhotoCo: Jordan Rust

Jordan Rust, Staff Reporter

 

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