Easy recipes to cure quarantine boredom

Stella Fetherston, Staff Writer

If you find yourself bored and looking to make some delicious food, look no further! Below are five recipes recommended by fellow TuHS classmates. Even though we can’t eat together, we can still share the recipes that we love. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or your family we hope that there’s a recipe that fits your needs. 


My Mom’s Avocado Smoothie:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup of ice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  1. Put in blender and blend until smooth
  2. Add honey and mix thoroughly with straw 


This one goes a lot off of personal taste, so alter the amount of each ingredient as you see fit!


Ella Davis’s Snezhki Tea Cakes, grade 10: 

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1.5 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 2 cups of flour
  1. Mix everything into a dough
  2. Roll the dough into balls
  3. Bake for 11-13 minutes at 350 degrees 
  4. Decorate with more powdered sugar, sprinkles, cinnamon, and/or nutmeg!


Dip these tea cakes in tea, coffee, hot chocolate, or whatever other warm drink suits your fancy! 


Nolan Bensinger’s Chicken Tenders, grade 10:

  • Chicken thighs/breasts 
  • Mayo
  • Corn flakes
  • Old bay seasoning (or whatever other spices you want!) 
  1. Slice the chicken into about 1-1.5 inch pieces before putting the chicken into a bag with enough mayo to cover the chicken. 
  2. Put cornflakes in a bag and crunch them up with a rolling pin.
  3. Mix the cornflakes and spices together in a bowl.
  4. Put the mayo-covered chicken into the same bowl one at a time, covering each piece with the cornflakes. 
  5. Put each piece on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 375 degrees.


If spice is your style, sriracha is a great dipping sauce for these chicken tenders, and if you’re feeling adventurous, mix the mayo and the sriracha together!


Simone Sienkiewicz’s Vegetarian Stir Fry, grade 10: 

  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Cabbage
  • Shredded carrots
  • Chopped onions
  • Chopped bell peppers
  • Chopped cauliflower
  • If you have chicken you want to add in, just make sure it’s cooked before you throw it in with the stir fry! 
  1. Start with the teriyaki sauce and put it into a pan at medium to low heat.
  2. Chop up the cabbage and allow time to cook
  3. Put in the rest of the vegetables (you can use whatever you have around the house!)
  4. Remember to stir constantly 
  5. Cook vegetables to your prefered consistency 
  6. If you have chicken, add it to the stir fry!

Best served over rice or cauliflower rice, and you can add more teriyaki sauce or other spices, too!


Alexis Davis’s Fish Taco Sauce (submitted by BREESE823 on allrecipes.com) grade, 10: 

  • ½ cup of plain yogurt or sour cream
  • ½ cup of mayo
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of minced capers
  • ½ teaspoon of dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper


Certain peppers on this recipe are very specific, so if you find that you don’t have one type of ingredient (or simply don’t like the flavor), don’t be afraid to substitute and try something new!