Basic Kitchen Needs

  • Basic bowl(s), plate(s), cup(s), fork, spoon
  • Knives {paring knife, serrated knife, chef's knife}
  • Spoons {slotted spoon, wooden spoon, spoon for noodles (whatchamacallit?), ladle}
  • Whisk
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Colander
  • Saucepan {large and small}
  • Skillets {6/8" and 12"}
  • Baking sheet
  • Muffin tin
  • Peeler
  • Scissors
  • Cheese grater
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Oven mitt
  • Meat thermometer {for those of you who are going to BBQ, aka frat boys}

Sample E-mail Introducing Yourself to Dining Hall

 My name is {___________} and I am an upcoming freshman this year at {your school name}. I am contacting you because I would like to set up an opportunity to meet with you regarding a special dietary concern I have. I have Celiac's Disease {or gluten intolerance, gluten allergy, whatever you have. Although if you have Celiacs, don't call it anything other than Celiac Disease to get the seriousness of it across.}, which is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that makes me become extremely ill from even the smallest amount of gluten. It would be great to meet with you sometime near the {date, week, etc}, so that I can be introduced to you as well as the dining hall in order for me to feel comfortable and knowledgeable when eating gluten free at {school name}.
Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon,
{Phone Number, both cell and home}