Stay home and cook

As everyone is stuck in their houses, it can be difficult to not get bored of the same old plain PB&J sandwiches and potato chips every day. Try out these delicious and easy recipes to change up your meal routines at home.

Izze Lentfer, A&E Editor

Whether you’re looking for a new hobby to take up over quarantine, trying to improve your life skills, bored, or you’re just really hungry, cooking is a great thing to do. Try out these recipes for yourself or invite your family to help you out, either way you are certainly going to impress your mom with these dishes. Make sure you wash your hands and sanitize your kitchen thoroughly before and after you cook. If you make any of these recipes share it on your Instagram story and tag @bvnwnews to get reposted. Be sure to check the BVNWnews Instagram and for more details on these meals.

BREAKFAST: Monkey Bread

Ingredients & Supplies:

-Bundt pan

-Extra butter or non-stick spray

-One tube of Grand biscuits

-3⁄4 butter stick

-Cinnamon sugar (1 cup sugar, 4 tablespoons sugar)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Butter or use non-stick spray to cover the bundt pan.

3. Melt butter and keep it in a shallow bowl, put cinnamon sugar in another shallow bowl.

4. Cut up each biscuit dough into fourths.

5. Dunk the biscuit pieces into the butter. Next cover all sides of it in cinnamon sugar and place it in the buttered bundt pan.

6. Repeat step five with all the biscuit pieces. Make sure to place the pieces evenly throughout the pan to
ensure they will all bake evenly.

7. Bake for 45 minutes, use a fork to test to see if the dough is fully baked before taking it out of the oven.

8. Plate the Monkey bread or dish it out of the pan.

Izze Lentfer

LUNCH: Upgraded Grilled Cheese

Ingredients & Supplies:

-Sourdough bread




-Havarti cheese



1. In a little bowl, mix a tablespoon of butter and one pressed garlic clove. Clean the rosemary and rip it into about 1⁄4 inch pieces and combine into the butter spread.

2. Spread this mixture on the outsides of two pieces of sourdough and the inside of one of those pieces.

3. Slice the Havarti cheese into 1⁄4 inch thick pieces and place on the one piece of bread.

4. Place the ham on top of the cheese and then the other piece of bread on top.

5. On a medium-high temperature, place the sandwich in the frying pan with the cheese side of the sandwich closer to the pan. Put the lid of the pan on to help melt the cheese.

6. Once the bread seems to be a little golden and crispy, use a spatula and carefully flip the sandwich to the other side. Press the sandwich down with the spatula. Lower the stove’s heat to be careful to not burn the bread.

7. Flip the sandwich again and continue this step until the bread is as crispy as desired, in addition to the cheese being melted.

8. If you wish, pull the sandwich apart and add arugula, fresh cracked pepper and sea salt. Then put the sandwich back together.

DINNER: Asian Stir-Fry

Ingredients & Supplies:

-Jasmine rice or linguini noodles Eggs (1 or 2)

-Sesame Oil

-Carrots Broccoli

-Kikkoman Soy Sauce

-Hoisin Sauce

-Green onion (also known as a scallion)

1. Cook the rice or noodles according to their packaging first. (If you’re only making it for yourself, only make a single serving of rice or noodles).

2. Chop broccoli and carrots into bite size pieces, try to chop them evenly.

3. Add the broccoli and carrots into a frying pan or wok, with sesame oil. Put the lid on the pan to steam the vegetables.

4. Once the rice or noodles are al dente, firm to the bite, and the vegetables have been semi- cooked through, add the rice or noodles to the pan with the vegetables and add a little bit more sesame oil.

5. With a spatula clear a space in the pan to add eggs. Crack the egg and put it where the space was created in the pan.

6. Let the egg cook for a little bit and once it coagulates a little, mix all the contents in the pan together.

7. Add a tablespoon of soy sauce and mix.

8. Continue mixing the contents of the pan until it all is a little bit crispy
Add one tablespoon of soy sauce into the pan and mix.

9. Dish out the contents of the pan and drizzle hoisin sauce, then garnish with green onions