Hia, hope you’re all still going strong with all the exams and revision?
I’m still busy rehearsing for my final performance of my degree, 4:48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane (emotional times!). Learning my lines is proving harder than expected, but I’m sure it will all come together! The best bit about it is that we are performing the drama in a bar! So as soon as we finish the perfromance we can just stroll on over to the bar 🙂 happy days!
Anyway, as a Drama student I’ve had times where I’m at the ATRiuM everyday all day rehearsing for a performance and I’ve had to eat out quite often, which has proven to be very costly. So, I’ve learnt over the years to be a little more organised and cost-efficient by making my own packed lunches! By packed lunches you’re probably thinking sandwiches, crisps and a drink, which is totally fine, but I have discovered so much better ways of making a quick, cost-efficient and a more exciting lunch for yourself for less than £2! Here are a few I’ve tried out:
- Chicken or beef and veg stir-fry = £1.50 per portion
-You can buy the noodles, the stir-fry veg and the sauce at any supermarket all for around £3, all you need then is the meat!
-Pop the meat in first, wait until it’s cooked throughly then add the rest of the ingredients. EASY! It takes around 15 mins to cook
-Makes 4 portions
-Just as tasty without the meat too, if you want to save even more noney or are vegetarian.
2. Pasta, ham, cheese, apple with mayo (don’t knock it til you’ve tried it!) = £1.73 per protion
-Cook the pasta, slice the ham, cheese and the apple into little pieces then just add mayo! Couldn’t be easier!
-Takes around 15-20 mins to cook
-Makes around 3 portions
3. Spicy Rice with cajun chicken and spinach = £1.80 per portion
-Cook the rice thoroughly, add any spices that you like to it, I personally use a bit of pepper and cajun, cook the chicken seasoned with cajun powder that you can buy in sachets at any supermarket then cook some peppers, onions and spinach to go with it.
-Takes around 30 mins
-Makes 4 portions
There’s loads more recipes that I’ve tried out but these are my favourite. Just experiment and see what you come up with! Even if you do feel a little bit lazy one day, the jacket potatoes at the ATRiuM café are AMAZING and at only £2.50 with a filling of your choice and a generous salad, you can’t go wrong!
All this talk of food has got me hungry! I’m off to make my lunch for tomorrow! Tweet or Facebook me if you’ve made a nice lunch to take out for yourself recently!
Good luck with the rest of your exams! Speak soon, Sian 🙂