Lazy break snacks

Raeline Valbuena/Staff

The last thing anyone wants to do over break is work, and as much as we all love eating, food preparation can sometimes be a lot of work. Cooking is a hassle, and the clean-up process is an even larger inconvenience. You can’t even bring yourself to think about planning a full-blown meal because, let’s face it, you’re already upset that you’ll need to get out of bed in order to find something to eat.

So, we at the Clog have come up with some lazy snack ideas to help you get through break as full and stress-free as possible.


Nutella on Ritz crackers

You will need: Ritz crackers, Nutella, knife, flat surface

  • Step 1: Open the bag of Ritz crackers. (You may have to open the box as well if no one has previously opened it. This may take some commitment, but if you can locate the cardboard edges quickly, this added step shouldn’t hinder your overall progress.)
  • Step 2: Lay crackers on a flat surface. The number may vary based on your own personal preference and time of day.
  • Step 3: Find a knife.
  • Step 4: Use the knife to the best of your ability to spread Nutella evenly across each cracker.

Cheese bread

You will need: bread, cheese, toaster oven/stovetop

  • Step 1: Open a bag of your favorite kind of sliced bread.
  • Step 2: Turn the knob on the toaster oven to 350 degrees. If you’re feeling especially up for it, turn a on a stove burner and find a flat pan (which you will also need to butter) to put your bread on. The toaster oven requires less commitment, but the stove allows you to have more creative control, so choose wisely.
  • Step 3: Place a slice of bread in the toaster oven or pan.
  • Step 4: Sprinkle some cheese on your bread.
  • Step 5: Remove finished product when cheese is thoroughly melted.


Ice creamed corn

You will need: vanilla ice cream, canned corn, can opener, bowl

  • Step 1: Find a can opener.
  • Step 2: Open a can of canned corn.
  • Step 3: With the utensil of your choice, scoop some vanilla ice cream into the bowl.
  • Step 4: Add the corn to the ice cream.


Indoor trail mix

You will need: 2 bags of different snacks

  • Step 1: Open the first bag of food (for example: M&Ms).
  • Step 2: Open the second bag of food (for example: pretzels).
  • Step 3: Dump one bag into the other.
  • Step 4: Shake vigorously, but with minimum effort.


Spicy bean dip

You will need: canned refried beans, hot sauce, can opener, bowl

  • Step 1: Find the can opener (again).
  • Step 2: Open the can of refried beans.
  • Step 3: Empty beans carefully into a bowl.
  • Step 4: Add the hot sauce of your choice. Options include but are not limited to, Tapatio, Cholula, Siracha and Frank’s Red Hot. Many choices will yield similar flavors, so just choose the option you have easily  available.
  • Step 5: Mix sauce and beans evenly.
  • Step 6: Serve plain or with any other additional ingredient (such as cheese).


Applesauce cocktail

You will need: applesauce, Dole fruit cup, bowl

  • Step 1: Open the applesauce.
  • Step 2: Open the Dole fruit cup. (Drain the excess liquid for a thicker cocktail. This may take a few added seconds.)
  • Step 3: Dump both into the bowl.


Hot wings

You will need: Internet access, $8-10

  • Step 1: Open your preferred Internet browser. Options include, but are not limited to, Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera. (Although these options are “not limited,” we do not recommend alternative unlisted browsers, which may cause extreme delays in your food-making process.)
  • Step 2: Search “hot wings.”
  • Step 3: Sift through the search results until you find hot wings available for delivery from a nearby provider.
  • Step 4: Place an order of hot wings.
  • Step 5: Answer the door when they arrive. It is a lot more painless than it seems.


Orange smoothie

You will need: ice, orange juice, blender

  • Step 1: Find some ice.
  • Step 2: Gather some ice.
  • Step 3: Add some ice to the blender.
  • Step 4: Add orange juice to the blender. If orange juice is unavailable or too far back in the fridge, it can be substituted with any other orange-colored drink.
  • Step 5: Add some orange juice to the blender.
  • Step 6: Blend on medium until smooth.

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