Now that you’re starting to settle down into your new student accommodation, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with your new environment, new flatmates, and all the responsibilities that come with being a student and living away from home. Also, there is a good chance you’re starting to miss that warm home-cooking from your mum or dad… Especially now that the weather is getting colder!
It is so important you make time for yourself and prioritise your own self-care, whether is it an exercise session, a longer lie in, or in fact a warm nutritious meal. And you don’t even have to wait until you go home to enjoy the perfect Sunday Roast. There are so many great recipes and tips and tricks online to help you, should you decide to give it a go. Read on for one of our favourite Sunday Roast recipes and learn how to make a perfect roast, even on a student budget!
Don’t panic and plan in advance
One thing about a Sunday Roast that you always have to remember is to prepare! There are so many ingredients to buy and cook that it is easy to feel overwhelmed. The best way to tackle this is to be ready. To start with, make a list of all the ingredients you’re going to need and plan when you can go and buy them. Alternatively, order online! Many shops and supermarkets, like Asda or Tesco, do very convenient food deliveries that will get sent straight to your student accommodation. Having the ingredients delivered to your doorstep takes away the stress and panic that food shopping can cause and means you can spend more time consulting your mum on which brand of Yorkshire Puddings or gravy to get!
Once you have your ingredients and are getting ready to start, make sure you prepare what you can in advance, for example the night before. Many of the vegetables can be chopped and held in a bowl of cold water over night! What could also help is making a little ‘action plan’ on your student calendar, detailing when and how long you’ll need to cook all the ingredients on the day. And remember, you’re a student making it for the first time… Cut yourself some slack!
Even if you’ve planned meticulously, got your ingredients ready and in order, a Sunday Roast is still a lot to do for one person! Whether you’re an experienced cook and have already tried one of our recipe suggestions before, or you’re just starting your experiments in the kitchen, cooking a Sunday Roast for your friends, or even just yourself, is not something you might want to tackle alone. So how about inviting a few friends over and making it a fun night cooking together? Doing it in a group means you can each be in charge of a particular aspect of the dish! Do you make an awesome gravy but have no idea how to roast your vegetables well? Leave that aspect to one of your friends instead!
Cooking in a group also means you get to spend some quality time getting to know your new friends, without the pressure of going out and spending too much money. A night in with some drinks and Sunday Roast might just become one of those student memories you will always cherish!
Follow a recipe and enjoy the process
Now let’s be honest – the first time you make a Sunday Roast might not be like the perfect one your mum makes… Especially if you’ve never done it before! But you won’t know until you try. There are many Sunday Roast recipes online that you can follow but we suggest you check out some of our favourites below. Most importantly, relax, enjoy the process and remember to have fun with it! Making great memories, challenging yourself in the kitchen and having a giggle with your friends will make any meal taste even more delicious!
Check out this awesome and super student friendly Sunday Roast recipe from Student Pocket Guide! It guides you through the process of what to buy, when to do what and how to make the process as easy and seamless as possible. And if you think the Sunday Roast is reserved for carnivores, you’ll be surprised that there is a vegan/vegetarian version, just as delicious as the original. We love it, and we’re sure you will too!