Student Cooking Disasters
So your baby has gone to university. You’ve packed them off with all their clothes, stocked their fridge with plenty of food and left them a bit of money to keep them in pocket until the end of the month when you know you’ll be getting a phone call asking for a top up as the funds are running low.
However, you have realised that since their departure, your washing basket is pretty empty, you have food in the fridge when you get home from work and you can actually watch the programmes you want to watch each night rather than the Play Station or Sweet Sixteen. Fantastic!
Despite all this free time on your hands you will still worry about your little one. Whether they are eating okay, getting enough sleep or arriving at their lectures on time rather than overlying in bed.
And when it comes to cooking, well that’s another kettle of fish, as far as your concerned they can’t even boil an egg. While we are in no way trying to worry you, we thought we would share some funny student cooking disasters that we have heard and discovered from around the UK.
Boiling a Potato
What is it about potatoes? There are a million and one simple ways to cut and peel them, but trying to actually get your child to do it is near enough impossible. To give you an idea of the problems students are facing with potatoes, one girl didn’t know how to boil a potato so she just put it whole in the pan and it boiled dry three times; taking it out of the pan, scraping off the burnt bits and then trying it again!
Metal in the microwave
Readymade meals are the way forward for many students and microwaves are a god sent. However, for some reason they seem to think anything can be cooked in the microwave, including metal. One kid put a whole slab of butter in the microwave still in its wrapper and started a fire in the kitchen.
Minstrels in the oven
Yes believe it or not but this is a true experience. One guy decided to test out a trick he’d seen on television with chocolate Minstrels. Popped them in the oven to melt just the chocolate inside the Minstrel, disappeared to check his emails, totally forgot about them and set the oven on fire. The Minstrels came like rock solid charcoal. Tip: Never experiment with fire!
Orange on the cornflakes
This student was still clearly half asleep as they poured a whole load of orange juice over their breakfast cereal, and only realised after they experienced the tangy taste in their mouth.
Soup in the tin
This super lazy student couldn’t be bothered with the fact that when you eat you have to wash up, so would boil his soup in a pan of water while still in the tin. One day, he forgot about the soup leaving the water to boil away and the can exploded leaving soup all over the ceiling and work surfaces.
If all else fails in the cooking department we think that dinner reservations and take outs are the way forward for a while, until the money runs out and beans on toast are the ideal breakfast/lunch/dinner for any student to live on.
To make sure that your big kid is fully prepared with all the cutlery, crockery and kitchen textiles, make sure that you visit Ulsterweavers.com. The home textiles website has some fantastic accessories for the kitchen to choose from, including aprons, tea towels, tea cosies, oven gloves and much more. This adorable Olive Sandwiches tea towel design from Ulster Weavers certainly says it all for the student life!