Jun 1, 2011

Lid and Spoon Rest

Lid and Spoon Rest

We all know that kitchen sinks and surfaces can be tough to keep clean with the amount of food and clutter that accumulates in an apartment kitchen. To conserve some space and maintain some cleanliness, try placing your dripping lids and spoons on a Lid and Spoon Rest making it perfect for a tidy and germ-free kitchen. These are readily available in the kitchen section of many department stores and online stores.

Lasagna Dinner for Two

Lunch of the MonthWhere: Tomassito's

What: Lasagna Dinner for Two

Price: $7.79

Includes: Full-size lasagna combo meal with an additional drink, breadstick and salad for free
From February 14 to March 12, stop by Tomassito's in the Cougareat to treat you and your sweetheart (or friend) to a lasagna dinner for two. You get a side salad, large piece of lasagna, breadstick and drink plus an additional drink, breadstick and salad for free! Not only is this lunch a good deal, but it's a well-rounded meal for a good price. So, if you want somewhere affordable to take a lunch date, d
on't pass up some delicious Italian lasagna plus all the extras at Tomassito's.


Bottle Stopper

Bottle Stopper
  • Cork
  • Screw or Hanger bolt
  • Drawer Pull
  • Glue
  1. Attach one half of screw to drawer pull.
  2. When the screw is secured in the drawer pull, place the point directly in the middle of the top of the cork and mark it with a pencil. Dab the end of the screw with a little bit of glue and twist it in.
  3. Find a bottle for your stopper.

What's Going On at BYU

When it comes to the summer time we all want things to do. BYU has no shortage of activities. Much of what goes on around campus is geared toward helping students feel included and meet new people. During July and August there are plenty of events that several organizations host for all to enjoy.

The Student Leadership Events Management Team and Student Activities Board strive to provide quality and interactive activities for students to be involved in.

"The things that we do are strictly for the purpose of bringing students together and to have a good time," said Grace Fuller, BYU events management.

These groups of students make it their business to organize fun things on campus. Although this organization is non-profit, this doesn't stop them from trying to achieve their goals to bring students together.

"We are not concerned with money," Fuller said. "The main priority is to make the event the best it can be. It's strictly for the students."

BYU can be daunting at times and with over 30,000 students you can get lost in the crowd. That's why it's important to know what's going on around campus.

"BYU is riddled with opportunities, people to meet, and chances to grow," said Kevin Kindred of student activities board. "These activities are planned and executed with the students in mind. We want to help build the BYU experience for the students."

Some of the events the student activities board and events management provide are a ducky derby, dollar movies, Laugh out Loud, free mini golf, whiffle-ball derby, and new student orientations. Some up-coming events include a luau, more dollar movie nights, parades, outdoor movies, outdoor concerts and welcome week. All of these provide a variety of fun things to do while you are here at BYU.

To learn more about what these exciting events go to events.byu.edu and stab.byu.edu.

Farmers Market

by Heinrich Hettig

Summer may bring sunny days, a cool breeze and even a pool party, but this year the summer calls for fresh food at BYU.

For the second year, the LaVell Edwards Stadium Farmers Market will be supplying people with a variety of fresh produce. This is a great opportunity for many locals and students to come get their fresh produce every week through the summer and fall.

Last year was the first time the farmers market took place at the LaVell Edwards Stadium and according to Amanda Reynolds, farmers market supervisor, it was a great success.

"We exceeded our expectations," Reynolds said.

Reynolds said she wishes for people to come and enjoy the fresh fruit and vegetables they provide.

"Our goal was to create a market for locals and students to come get fresh food," Reynolds said.

This farmers market is unique in the sense that people can expect seeing the same vendors week after week. It's a win-win situation for the seller and the buyer.

"We guarantee the food is fresh and from local growers," Reynolds said.

The LaVell Edwards Stadium Farmers Market will be located on the south end parking lot from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday, starting July 28 through October 27 (update: Due to construction and Education Week this year the farmers market will not take place on August 18th). Come enjoy fresh foods this year at the LaVell Edwards Stadium Farmers Market!

Jamba Juice Smoothies

by Heinrich Hettig

If you're looking for a hot place to cool down, Jamba Juice is it! Some days you just can't go without the fresh taste of a Jamba Juice smoothie.

Barbara Lettich, manager at Jamba Juice wants people to know that they are not just passionate about the juice, but also healthy living! Jamba Juice makes it their sole purpose to make fresh and healthy juices, blended together to create explosions of fruit flavor that will make you want to come back for more.

Jamba Juice has a wide range of juices to choose from. Here are some of the Top Choices:
  • Razzmatazz
  • Mango-a-go-go
  • Chunky Strawberry
  • Caribbean Passion
  • Strawberry Wild
Another favorite among people is the Pink Star. This is not on the regular menu, but is one of the so called "secret menu" [items] said Ian Ray, Jamba Juice student employee.

Kade Karge from Arizona said he found out about this secret menu through a friend and is glad he knows of its existence. Now it's no secret, so you can do your own research and find out what's on this menu.

"Our juices are all natural," Ray said. "Jamba Juice helps people feel excellent about themselves."

Check out the two Jamba Juice locations at the Wilkinson Student Center and the Student Athlete Building or go to dining.byu.edu/jambajuice for more information.

BBQ Meat Marinade

by Heinrich Hettig

There is nothing like a delicious marinade for that barbeque you have been preparing this summer. But when it comes to making marinades, you might want to take some advice from a professional chef.

Chef John McDonald, executive chef for BYU Dining Services, shares a few simple tips for creating that perfect barbeque marinade.

 "This marinade is pretty neutral, simple to make and can be used in multiple ways," said Chef John.

The main three components of a good marinade are an acid, an oil, and flavoring, all of which are common ingredients in the kitchen. Chef John shares a simple marinade recipe that you can easily try at home.

Marinade for Beef or Chicken

4 ea Chicken Breast or Steak of Choice
1 Tbsp Fresh Rosemary
3 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro
3 Thin Slices Lemon
3 Tbsp Green Onion
4 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Garlic
2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
2 tsp Dijon Mustard

Chop green onion, cilantro, rosemary and place into a bowl. Slice lemon with skin on and put into bowl. Add salt, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, cracked pepper and Dijon mustard and mix.

Put meat inside the bowl of marinade.  Wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight for more flavor. Place meat on seasoned grill until cooked.

Replacing Coffee in recipes

 Replacing coffee in recipes

Coffee is a common ingredient in any variety of recipes nowadays; it is used in recipes for cakes, appetizers, main dishes and more. For those of us who stay away from coffee, this can be a bit of a challenge. With a few tips for replacing coffee in your cooking, you will have the tools to tackle any recipe that comes your way.

When coffee is in its liquid form, it's fairly easy to replace. You can simply substitute any equal amount of liquid like water. If a recipe calls for brewed coffee, it is pretty much the same as flavored water. So, if you would like your chocolate cake to have a hint of raspberry flavoring instead, brew a raspberry herbal tea or measure the same amount of water with a few drops of flavored extract and add that to your recipe instead of coffee. 

A common consensus on cooking blogs and websites is that chocolate is the best flavor substitute for coffee. For a liquid substitution, you can dissolve some high-quality cocoa powder into water and add it to your recipe. For dry coffee, try Pero - a malted barley drink powder that mimics real coffee flavor but is completely caffeine free.