Fun 301: How To Enjoy Eating & Drinking

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Improve what you eat

Bacon

  • Wrap French fries with bacon before baking them in the oven
  • Weave bacon and cook in the oven for 400°F to add to sandwiches or burgers
    • Prop the weave up during baking to make it into a taco
  • Bacon taco salad bowl
    • Put bacon on the underside of a muffin tin covered with aluminum foil and bake
    • Make cheese bacon balls by wrapping cheese in bacon and baking

Burgers

  • Make mac and cheeseburgers by putting macaroni & cheese on a hamburger patty and covering with bread
  • Put a thumb indentation in the middle of a burger patty to cook it flat instead of round

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

  • Use maple syrup instead of jelly
  • Grill the sandwich to make it better
  • To keep jelly from soaking into bread on sandwiches, spread peanut butter on both sides of the bread and put the jelly in the middle

Add cinnamon to applesauce, pear sauce or oatmeal

Add taco seasoning to carrots for an original flavor

Add celery sticks to a low peanut butter jar for a quick to-go snack

Prepare more interesting junk food

Apple chips

  1. Cut apple slices
  2. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on them
  3. Let sit for two hours

Cheesy Chex Mix

  1. Mix the following and pour into a glass pan
    • Three cups Chex cereal
    • Two cups mini pretzels
    • A cup of cheese crackers
    • 3/4 cup of grated parmesan
    • 1/2 stick of melted butter
  2. Bake at 325° for fifteen minutes

Fried Potatoes

  • Cut potatoes almost all the way through
  • Drizzle olive oil and butter and some salt and pepper over the top
  • Bake at 425°F for forty minutes

Fruit roll-ups

  • Puree fresh fruit and spread thinly on parchment paper, then dry for 5-8 hours in a warm oven
  • Fortune cookie roll-ups – fold them into fortune cookies
  • Gusher blunt – roll up Gusher candy inside them
  • Dessert sushi – wrap Rice Krispies treats, Swedish fish, and Twizzlers with it

Grilled cheese sandwiches

  • Turn a toaster on its side and put cheese on the top of both bread slices
  • Bake them between two baking sheets to make many of them at once
  • Put two slices in one slot to keep the insides untoasted for sandwiches

Hot dogs

  • Make them in a coffee pot on a coffee machine

Pizza

  • Mix a cup of Greek yogurt with a cup of self-rising flour
  • Pizza cupcakes – put pizza dough inside muffin tins, add whatever toppings you want, then bake

Popcorn

  • Popcorn pops better when stored in cold places like the refrigerator
  • Make microwave popcorn from scratch
    1. Dump half a cup of popcorn into a brown paper bag
    2. Fold the top over a few times
    3. Cook in the microwave for 90 seconds
    4. Add salt and butter to taste
  • After making a bag open the bag slightly, flip over and shake out the kernels into the trash

Ramen noodles

  • Make them in a coffee pot on a coffee machine
  • To make cheesy ramen noodles pour boiled water over the noodles, stir and drain, mix with 1/4 cup cheese and 1/4 cup milk
  • To make prison ramen bake it in a plastic bag mixed with water, spices, and leftovers

Tacos

  • Bake the taco shells to harden them, add rice and cheese when baking if you want
  • Make a portable taco salad by mixing taco ingredients into a bag of Fritos or Doritos
  • When making hard-shell tacos, put the cheese layer on the bottom for the meat to melt it and keep the taco together
  • Wrap a soft tortilla around a crunchy one to hold everything much better
    • Optionally, add beans and cheese between the tortillas

Taquitos

  • Microwave taquitos evenly by stacking cross-wise to each other in a square

Tortilla chips

  1. Cut corn tortillas into chip-sizes
  2. Arrange on a baking sheet
  3. Spray oil and sprinkle salt
  4. Bake at 350°F for ten minutes

Tortilla shells

  • Place tortillas on an upside-down muffin pan between the muffin holes and bake

Eat food more creatively

Burgers

  • If your large burger is falling apart, flip it upside-down

Pizza

  • Make a pizza bib by flipping a pizza box around on your lap for the lid to cover your chest when it’s open
  • Rip a pizza box lid into quarters to make four improvised plates

Tacos and burritos

  • Eat tacos over a tortilla to make another taco when food falls out
  • Burrito holder – use a coffee mug
  • Taco holder – put it between the tines of a fork

Breakfast

  • When eating pancakes, cut a hole through the middle and fill with syrup
  • Pour the last part of a bag of cereal through a strainer or sifter to get rid of the cereal dust
  • Pour milk over an upside-down spoon to prevent it from spilling out

Other junk food

  • Cut slits in corn dogs to stuff them with condiments
  • Dip fries straight into a ketchup packet
  • Unroll the rim to increase the ketchup capacity on fast food disposable ketchup containers
  • To speed up the flow of ketchup out of a glass bottle, put a drinking straw in it
  • Remove the metal bar from Chinese takeout containers to fold it into a plate

Various snacks

  • Portable snack pouch – reverse a hoodie
  • Instant chip bowl – open a bag of chips and roll up the bottom of the bag inwards until the chips are even with the bag opening
  • Improvise a spoon out of the lid of a container of yogurt, pudding or applesauce
  • If a spoon keeps dumping over yogurt, rotate the spoon 180° to rest it
  • Shake cans of mixed nuts before eating them so that the larger ones will rise to the top
  • Cheetos and Doritos
    • Pour into your hand instead of grabbing to prevent dust on fingers
    • Eat with chopsticks to avoid dust on fingers
  • Microwave a Nature Valley bar for 30 seconds to prevent crumbs when you eat it
  • Pringles come out more easily if you slide a piece of paper inside the container and slide it out as you finish chips
  • If you want to know if gum is sugarless fold it in half, sugarless gum will break and sweetened gum will bend

Fruits and veggies

  • Dip cauliflower in barbecue sauce
  • The FDA approves fruit stickers and glue for eating
  • Buy bananas in various degrees of ripeness, meaning you’ll have a ripe one to eat every day
  • Stab strawberries from the bottom with a straw to remove the stems
  • Open bananas from the opposite side of the stem to keep from “strings” sticking to the banana

Make fun desserts

Fruits

  • Caramel apple slices – cut out the inside of half of an apple and pour in hot caramel, let it harden in the freezer and then cut into slices
  • Chocolate bananas – dip bananas in chocolate, add sprinkles or crushed nuts and freeze until it hardens
  • Chocolate strawberries – put chocolate and strawberries together in an ice tray
  • Frozen bananas
    1. Peel 2-4 ripe bananas and let them sit in the freezer for an hour
    2. Slice up and put in a blender
    3. Add chocolate chips or peanut butter to preference
  • Fruit popsicles – put a variety of fruits into a plastic cup, pour orange juice over it, let it freeze with a popsicle stick in it
  • Hard smoothie – mix yogurt, strawberries, and pistachios and put in the freezer
  • Kiwi chocolate pops – cut kiwifruit into one-centimeter slices, stab with a popsicle stick, dip in melted milk chocolate, then freeze
  • Nutella and bananas – Mix Nutella with bananas, then spread onto bread
  • Nutella and strawberries – Spread Nutella on French bread and add strawberry halves
  • Nutella strawberries – cut off the top of a strawberry and take out the insides of strawberries, add Nutella and use the top as a lid
  • Strawberry shortcake roll – Roll up strawberry pieces inside white bread with the crust cut off
  • Yogurt strawberries – cut strawberries in half, dip in yogurt and freeze

Cakes and sweetbreads

  • Bacon cinnamon rolls – unroll cinnamon rolls, roll bacon up into it and bake like normal
  • Coffee mug brownies
    1. Mix sugar, cocoa, salt, cinnamon, and flour in a mug
    2. Pour in water, vanilla, and oil
    3. Mix until lumps no longer appear
    4. Microwave for a minute and 40 seconds
  • Coffee mug cookie
    1. Microwave a tablespoon of butter or margarine for thirty seconds
    2. Add two tablespoons of sugar, three drops of vanilla extract, and an egg yolk
    3. Stir with a fork, then add four tablespoons flour
    4. Add chocolate chips or marshmallows or M&Ms or Oreos, then microwave for two minutes
  • Cookie bowls – put cookie dough on an upside-down muffin tray, bake like normal and fill it with other dessert items like ice cream
  • Cookie pizza
    1. Flatten cookie dough on a baking sheet and put a layer of Nutella over it
    2. Sprinkle Oreo crumbs, sprinkles, marshmallows, caramel bits, peanut butter, coconut flakes, M&M’s or chocolate chips all over it, then bake until melted
  • Ice cream bread –  mix two cups of any flavor ice cream with a cup and a half of self-raising flour until you’ve moistened all the flour, then bake in a greased bread tin at 350°F for 45 minutes
  • Ice cream cone surprise – fill ice cream cones with tasty ingredients, wrap it in foil and bake it or heat it over a campfire
  • Ice cream cupcakes – bake cupcakes straight into ice cream cones
    • Alternately, stick an ice cream cone on top of cupcake batter for it to rise into it when it bakes
  • Kit Kat brownies – pour a bottom layer of brownie mix in a cake pan, set Kit Kats in it, pour the rest over it and bake
  • Lumps of coal – crush up a whole package of Oreos, mix in five cups of marshmallows, add four tablespoons butter and bake in a large tray
  • Nutella cinnamon rolls – add Nutella on top of cinnamon rolls before baking
  • Nutella cookies – mix a cup of Nutella, an egg and a cup of flour and bake at 350°F for 6-8 minutes
  • Nutella S’Mores pizza – spread a thick layer of Nutella on a flat crust pre-made pizza dough, sprinkle mini-marshmallows over the top and grill for 10-15 minutes
  • Orange rind cinnamon rolls – prepare cinnamon rolls inside orange peel halves
  • Oreo brownies – mix a package of Oreos, five cups of marshmallows, four tablespoons of butter, and bake
  • Oreo kettle corn – mix crushed Oreos with popcorn, melt white chocolate and drizzle over the bowl
  • Pancake muffins – pour pancake mix into cookie trays 3/4 full, push in fruit or chocolate chips on top, bake at 350°F for twelve minutes
  • Peanut butter cup pie pops
    1. Cut out dough into circles and place peanut butter cup in between 2 of them
    2. Make ridges with a small stick and stab through with a popsicle stick
    3. Pour caramel and chocolate syrup onto it, then bake
  • Reese’s cookie brownies
    1. Smash cookie dough into the bottom of a muffin tray
    2. Place Reese’s cup or Oreo on top of it and top with brownie mix to 3/4 full
    3. Bake for eighteen minutes at 350°F
  • Rolo-stuffed Ritz crackers –
    1. Place one Rolo candy large-side down on each Ritz cracker and place on a baking sheet
    2. Bake at 350°F for 3-5 minutes
    3. Add another cracker on top and push down a little, then let cool

Ice cream and popsicles

  • Ben & Jerry’s sandwich – cut a horizontal slice out of the ice cream box, place between 2 cookies and remove the paper
  • Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Sandwich – bake a cinnamon roll, then cut ice cream horizontally and place ice cream in the middle
  • Gummy bear popsicles – freeze gummy bears in Sprite with a popsicle stick in it
  • Ice cream cake – stack ice cream sandwiches horizontally into a tower, then cover with frosting and syrup
  • Nutella popsicles – mix two cups of cool whip, six tablespoons of Nutella and a cup of milk, then pour into popsicle molds and freeze
  • Oreo ice cream – crush up Oreos and put into a paper cup, pour in milk, place a popsicle stick in it and freeze
  • Root beer float popsicles – Let root beer freeze at an angle on one side of a popsicle mold, add liquid vanilla ice cream and freeze
  • Wendy’s Frosty – let three cups of vanilla ice cream soften in the fridge for an hour, then blend the ice cream with a cup of milk and half a cup of Nesquik powder until smooth

Roasting marshmallows

  • Stuff Rolo Minis candy inside marshmallows before roasting them
    • Also try chocolate chips, peanut butter cups, strawberries, and anything else that comes to mind
  • Unbend a wire hanger to roast marshmallows easily over an open fire
    • Use a clean garden rake to roast many at once
  • S’Mores – roast marshmallows, put between graham crackers and add a square of chocolate
    • Use Oreos instead of graham crackers
    • Use fudge-striped cookies instead of graham crackers
  • Baked S’Mores – bake marshmallows in between graham crackers on a baking sheet and pour chocolate over it
  • Indoor S’Mores – layer pan with chocolate chips, add a layer of thick marshmallows on top, set on a stove on medium heat, then spoon onto graham crackers
  • S’Mores cookies – make a S’More, then wrap it up in cookie dough and bake

Hard candies and other ideas

  • Butterfinger bark candy bar
    1. Microwave 12 oz of chocolate chips in a dish in 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until completely melted
    2. Spread melted chocolate on a foil-lined baking sheet
    3. Microwave 20 oz candy corn in a separate bowl 90-120 seconds, or until melted
    4. Stir candy corn very quickly, then stir in 1.25 cups creamy peanut butter, mix well to combine
    5. Carefully spread candy corn mixture over chocolate layer
    6. Microwave another 12 oz of chocolate chips in a dish in 30-second intervals, stirring each time until completely melted
    7. Spread melted chocolate over candy corn layer
    8. Refrigerate for about an hour until set, then cut with a knife or cookie cutter
  • Cereal treats – mix any cereal and mini marshmallows into a greased bowl, microwave for 30 seconds, let harden for 1-2 minutes, then mold into bar form
    • The most popular version of this involves Rice Krispies with marshmallows added
  • Chocolate bowls – dip balloons in chocolate and wait for them to harden, then fill with dessert
  • Jelly worms
    1. Pack straws in a cup and tie together with a rubber band
    2. Melt jelly or make Jello and carefully pour into the straws
    3. Once the worms set, rinse with warm water for them to slide out
  • Jello Oranges – cut oranges in halves, pull out orange slices leaving the rind, fill with Jello and let harden, then cut into slices
  • Jolly Rancher popsicles –  Place popsicle sticks evenly on wax paper, set three Jolly Ranchers on the end of each popsicle stick, bake at 200°F for five minutes
    Mint brittle – place mint candies next to each other on a cookie sheet and bake for five minutes
  • Toasted Starburst – roast Starburst candies over a fire with chopsticks
  • Whipped Nutella butter – mix Nutella, peanut butter and whipped topping together and eat

Make preparing sweets better

  • Make cookie dough balls and freeze for later
  • Oreo seasoning – take the chocolate cookie part of Oreos, crush into powder and put into a dispenser
  • Use an ice cream scoop to put muffin batter into muffin trays to make them the same size
  • Frosting
    • Instead of using frosting, use warmed ice cream you can spread with a knife
    • Place a big marshmallow on top of cupcakes 5 minutes before they’re ready
    • Whip frosting inside a mixer to double its size
  • People tend to overcook brown sugar
    • Throw a wet paper towel in the box, then cook in microwave 20-30 seconds
  • Bake cookies in a muffin tray to keep them from spreading or becoming hard
  • Bake pre-packaged cinnamon rolls on a waffle iron
  • Make better chocolate cakes by adding a teaspoon of vinegar
  • Melt chocolate easily
    1. Cut the chocolate into tiny pieces and place in a bowl
    2. Heat by cycling fifteen seconds of heat with fifteen seconds of rest
    3. Repeat until you’ve reached your desired consistency, lightly stirring when it starts melting
  • When a Nutella or peanut butter jar is nearly empty, add ice cream to finish it off
  • Slice cake with a hot knife to cut it perfectly
    • Run the knife under hot water for a minute, then wipe it dry
  • When you bake with butter and sugar, mix them into a cream to create an even consistency after you’ve baked it
  • If a cake recipe asks you to flour the pan, use dry cake mix instead

Eat sweets better

  • Eat popsicles without a mess by stabbing it through a muffin paper
  • Use an upside-down colander to hold cake pops and popsicles
  • Eat Hershey’s Kisses by pulling the foil and the paper strip at the same time
  • Turn a cupcake into a cupcake sandwich by breaking off the bottom and putting it on top of the cupcake
  • Enjoying cookies
    • To dunk cookies in milk, stab them with a fork
    • Break up Chips Ahoy and put into a bowl, add milk and eat it like cereal
    • Crush a bunch of Oreos in a bowl of milk and eat it like cereal
  • Eat ice cream in a sugar cone without a mess by placing a mini marshmallow on the bottom of the cone
    • Alternately, put sprinkles at the bottom of the cone
  • Hard ice cream
    • Microwave ice cream in ten-second bursts for about thirty seconds per liter
    • Slice ice cream inside the container to create reasonable portions
      • Slice it vertically in half to form a bowl
    • Slice a hard ice cream cake by running a large knife under hot water before slicing

Store sweets well

  • Keep ice cream soft by placing the container in a sealed freezer bag
  • Press on the top of the container to verify ice cream quality, if it presses down it was thawed and refrozen but was stored correctly if it’s solid

Enjoy a wide variety of drinks

Improve how you drink

  • Tap the side of a shaken soda can to break up bubbles building up
  • Sprinkle salt on a napkin or coaster to prevent the drink from sticking to it
  • Sip your drinks to thoroughly enjoy them, especially if the drink has plenty of calories
  • Stab a straw through a muffin paper to keep flies away from a drink
  • On a soda can, slip a straw through the tab to prevent it from rising out of it

Cool beverages with ice

  • Avoid diluting your drink
    • Wrap a drink with a wet paper towel and put in the freezer for fifteen minutes
    • Use frozen grapes
    • Keep a pitcher cold by floating a plastic cup of ice in it
    • Fill the ice tray with the drink itself or a good mix-in
    • Spray a can of compressed air upside-down on the drink
    • Wrap a drink in a cloth and put it under cold running water for ten minutes
  • Freeze fruit with water in an ice cube tray for a new flavor addition to a drink
  • Boil water and then freeze it for clear ice cubes

Prepare drinks more easily

  • Mix fruits in correct proportions for smoothies and store in freezer bags
  • When making a powdered drink, apply a piece of tape to the container to run the spoon against

Keep drinks readily available in the fridge

  • Shake up a soda bottle before refrigerating to keep it carbonated
  • Empty sodas into a fridge by opening the top and setting the open side towards the fridge shelf, then opening the other side and pushing them in for them to stand up and slide in
  • Rip a 12-pack in half at its weakest point and stand both sides upright in the fridge
  • Put some paper towels or towels under the back of a box of sodas to have them roll forward as you grab them
  • Use a binder clip to make a can pyramid in your fridge

Use some drink recipes

  • Apple cider – hollow out an apple, pour in apple cider, add a lemon slice and a cinnamon stick
  • Banana smoothie – freeze 2-4 peeled bananas, put in a blender, add chocolate chips or two tablespoons of peanut butter
  • Double chocolate chip frappe
    • Blend the following
      • A cup of milk
      • Two tablespoons of sugar
      • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
      • Three tablespoons of chocolate syrup
      • Two cups of ice
      • 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Gatorade – add salt to Kool-Aid
  • Ginger cider – mix ginger ale and apple cider
  • Healthy smoothie
    • Blend the following
      • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
      • 1/2 serving of protein powder
      • 3 ounces of yogurt
      • A cup of milk or water
      • Two cups of fruit
      • A cup of greens
  • Mountain Dew Baja Blast – mix 75% Mountain Dew and 25% Blue Powerade
  • Nutella hot chocolate – combine Nutella and milk and heat in the microwave
  • Rainbow mist – Freeze water with various food coloring, add the ice to a glass in layers and fill with Sierra Mist
  • Soda slushie – freeze soda for three hours to near-freezing
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