|The Perfect Pantry
Development of cooking skills begins as soon as your
child is old
enough to understand that what you are doing in the kitchen his for
benefit. Once they start tasting and enjoying foods that do not require
adding ketchup, you, too, are sure to venture beyond bland, bulk finger
foods. To help you and your college bound teenager adjust to dorm
we have compiled a list of foodstuffs that are sure to sustain
until they come home to visit or find the local grocery store, sometime
1. Buy with longevity in mind. The impromptu parties
nights seem to become more and more frequent as time
passes and the student makes new acquaintances.
2. Single servings;
3. Quick to prepare;
4. Uses one or two pots or pans at the most
5. Not stored in a common freezer or refrigerator,
labeling, for fear of theft or "borrowing".
6. Even if a pre-arranged meal plan has been chosen for
or semester, the chart below will still be necessary for on-hand
for all night study sessions, breakfast before the cafeteria opens and
weekend limited access. All institution food in no way tastes like
7. Not all dorms have full kitchen facilities available
use. Check out what is available e.g. microwave only, no stove/oven,
fridge in individual rooms only.
As the need for adventure develops, so will the shelf
with brand names you know (Because Mom uses them, they must be good)
when money is more accessible, try different brands. The wastage factor
of trial and error can be costly! Please note, we have tried to limit
junk... I mean empty calorie selections that can take up more space
Most physically active, teenage males, for example,
the larger number of servings listed below in all food groups.
petite females, for another example, may only need the lower range of
per day. Use your weight stability, gain or loss as indicators of the