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Residential Life

Recipes you can make with your flatmates

By bzbeth 09 Nov 2019

There are lots of amazing things about living in halls whilst studying at university...

One of them is having the opportunity to make friends for life!

Your flatmates are (hopefully) a great bunch of people and whether you're the best of friends or don't speak often, cooking is a great way to bring everyone together and have fun. It's not only an ice breaker but allows you to get to know each other a bit better and learn life skills along the way.

Bring all of your friends/flatmates together and cook some of these:

1. Tapas

Tapas is the best food to share as it is made up of lots of small dishes. Tapas is also the best food the share with regards to cooking too. Everyone could be responsible for a dish to prepare and when you bring that all together, you have lots of food to share and up to 10 dishes to pass around the table. You could make: 

2. Chicken (or Tofu) Fajitas

This is a student staple. You may have cooked this for yourself a few times but that will only make the cooking easier. With this one, one person could chop the vegetables, one person chop the chicken/tofu, one person does the cooking and then other people can make the dips (tomato salsa, sour cream, guacamole) and get the wraps and cheese ready. Before you know it, it's time to eat! 

3. A Roast Dinner

A traditional roast dinner is made up of a number of different things - a meat joint (or nut roast), Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, selection of vegetables and gravy. That is at least 5 different things that need preparing, so sharing these responsibilities between your flatmates will be loads of fun and imagine how proud you'll feel afterwards!

4. Sushi

When you're in the mood for a lighter bite, why not opt for sushi? This will require much more concentration but if you are willing to lead the group, the results will be amazing! This is less of a group activity than other dishes but still requires someone to prepare vegetables, make rice, actually prepare the sushi and of course, eat it. There are quite simple recipes you can follow so we suggest starting small and building up your confidence from there.

5. Strawberry Cheesecake

If an evening meal is a bit too challenging or if you and your flatmates have a sweet tooth, you could opt for a dessert instead. Making cheesecake is a good place to start as you can make a cheesecake in 4 simple steps that can be easily split between you and your flatmates:

  1. Crushing the digestive biscuits
  2. Making the cream cheese
  3. Putting the cream cheese and biscuit base together
  4. Making the strawberry topping

Happy cooking!

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