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Friday, November 18, 2011

Reserves and Food

Library Reserves

This is a fantastic service that is provided by the library.  There are many materials that are available for checkout and in-library use.  There are course reserves, e-reserves, distance education e-reserves, faculty development library materials, and library reserves.  I would like to draw special attention to the library reserves.  The library reserves contain materials which can help you study for your professional exams.  The following is a list of a few of the exam study guides/materials that are available:
-Wiley CPA Exam Review
-MCAT Exam Review
-NSCA-CPT Practice Exams/DVD
-PT Exam Study Guide
- Praxis I & II
and plenty more!

You may also find a few useful pieces of equipment to check out
-ethernet cables
-apple adapters (for use with large T.V.s)
-Stereo Headphones

I was ecstatic when I had heard that they had 3 practice examinations booklets and the DVD for the NSCA-CPT.  I am currently studying for my CPT certification and the library saved me 100$ worth of study materials and helped better prepare me for the upcoming exam.  So, if you have a professional exam coming up soon or know you will be taking one in the future don't forget to check with Library Reserves prior to buying your study materials.  It may end up saving you precious time and money and allow you to direct more time and effort to studying.  More information about Library Reserves can be found through the Murphy Library web page or by talking with staff at Circulation.  

Poor College Student's Meal
"Hobo Dinner"
All of the ingredients listed are optional and the amounts can be changed depending on how many you are serving.  You can omit, substitute, or add vegetables and meat to match your preferences.  The below list of ingredients is roughly the amount for a single serving. 

-3oz pork chop (visible fat trimmed off)
-2 cup roughly chopped cabbage(1 x 1 inch pieces)
-2 small-medioum onion roughly cut(1/2 x 1/2 inch pieces)
-1 1/2 cup potatoes chopped(I prefer purple fingerling but any type works)
-2 large carrot chopped
-1 clove minced garlic
-1 pat of butter
-aluminium foil
-pinch of salt
-1 tsp pepper

Nutritional Information
The amounts for the above meal fit within the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans issued by the Department of Agriculture.
Carbs: 87g
Protein: 47g         
Fat: 17g                 
Total Calories: 692 

Make a pouch with the aluminium foil large enough to hold and cover all of your ingredients.  You may need to use a second sheet to cover everything, or you can make several small pouches and divide the ingredients up equally. 
Start by boiling the potatoes in a pot of water until soft (not mushy).  Spray the foil pouch(s) with cooking spray to avoid any sticking.  Mix all of the vegetables together and lay a base layer in the pouch and top with minced garlic.  Place the chosen meat on top cover with the rest of the vegetables and sprinkle with your chosen seasoning.  Close up and seal pouch and place in oven pre-heated oven at 375-400 degrees F for approximately 30-45 minutes or until the meat is cooked to your desired level and the vegetables are softened.  You can also make this on the grill or over an open fire to give a little bit of that added smokey flavor.  Chicken is another awesome meat to use in this meal if your looking to steer clear of some of that fat. 

Great seasonings to try...(omit salt and pepper if you try these)
-creole seasoning            
-various steak seasonings


"Healthy Diet: End The Guesswork With These Nutrition Guidelines." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, 22 Feb. 2011. Web. 16 Nov. 2011. <>.

Self Nutrition Data. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2011. <>.

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