Credit card tips for college students

Have a son or daughter going to college soon? While it’s an exciting to venture out and explore life on their own, it can be a bit scary particularly as they navigate their way through financial obstacles. They’re likely to be bombarded with free credit card offers from banks as soon as they graduate from high school. However, it’s really important they get off on the right foot and start their adult life with the right financial habits. Please share this video with anyone heading to college soon so they gain insight in handling this financial freedom!

Recipe of the Month: Pasta Bolognese Sauce

This delicious sauce is easy to make and takes a little time but is worth the wait! Serve it with any kind of pasta. It tastes great with rice as well. Perfect for your college dorm mates to give them a break from fast food. Enhance it with your favorite vegetables and other additions to make it even better!   

Pasta Bolognese Sauce Pasta Bolognese SaucePrep Time 30 min

Cook Time 1 hr 30 min

Total Time 2 hr

Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup water
  2. 1/4 cup dried porcini mushrooms
  3. 3/4 cup white wine
  4. 1/2 small carrot
  5. 1/2 small onion
  6. 1/4 cup pancetta (Italian bacon)
  7. 1 can whole tomatoes
  8. 1 tbsp butter
  9. 1 clove garlic
  10. 3/4 lb meat loaf mix (group beef + veal)
  11. 1 link Italian sausage (casing removed)
  12. 1 cup whole milk
  13. 1 tbsp tomato paste
  14. Rigatoni pasta
Instructions
  1. Microwave 1/4 cup of water and dried porcini for about 1 minute. Let the mushrooms soak for 5 minutes until soft. Drain and save mushroom water for later.
  2. In a saute pan, reduce 3/4 cups of dry white wine to about 1/3 cup. Save for later.
  3. Using a food processor, pulse carrot and onion together.
  4. Cut pancetta into 1 inch pieces and pulse in a food processor.
  5. Pulse the can of tomatoes in food processor until finely chopped.
  6. In a saute pan, melt 2 tbsp of butter. Add pancetta and cook for 2 minutes, until browned.
  7. Stir in vegetable mixture and mushrooms for 5 minutes, adding a clove of garlic.
  8. Add meat loaf mix and sausage with casing removed. Cook until meat mixture is well broken down.
  9. Add milk and cook until the liquid is gone and meat is sizzling (20 minutes).
  10. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, mushroom liquid, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  11. After 15 minutes, add reduced wine and cook for a few more minutes.
  12. Serve with pasta.

Check out the full recipe at Not Your Average College Food