Fending for themselves and learning to cook can be daunting for post-secondary students, but the more comfortable and confident they are in the kitchen, the easier – and more affordable – it becomes. If your kids are heading away from home this year, make sure they have these essential skills.
- Meal planning. Let’s face it, student budgets and schedules can be tight. But students can save money and time by planning meals in advance so a trip to the grocery store doesn’t have to mean overspending. Plus, knowing what they’re making in advance helps curb unhealthy food choices.
- Seasoning like a pro. No matter how basic a meal is, if it’s seasoned the right way everyone wants seconds. Learning which herbs and spices they like and experimenting by adding them to favourite dishes is a great way to elevate a meal from average to delicious.
- Using the right tools. Kitchen equipment has come a long way. Whether it’s a knife set or a good sauce pan, having the right tools makes a huge difference. That goes for appliances, too. New Whirlpool ranges have easy-to-use features, like multi-step cooking, that make cooking meals simpler. Using a smartphone or tablet, your student can send multiple cooking instructions to the oven that will automatically adjust temperatures so they don’t need to monitor a meal.