Saturday, September 26, 2009

On Food in Dorms

TODAY I WORKED SOOO MANY HOURS. Namely 7, which isn't a lot compared to the normal cubicle work day, I guess. But I stood in a booth and read lines in a high pitched voice. And I got lots of free anime DVDs. I gave 'em to my brother. :-)

And now I'm gonna try to "student blog". I'll edit (i.e. censor) it for school, eventually...

Thank God I'm out of the horrid freshman meal plan, which requires you to basically eat every meal in the cafeteria so as to spend all your money or have it vanish into the black hole that is Pace's debt as a university.

I have to write a student blog, and I'm procrastinating like mad. So I'm gonna write it about food and cooking for yourself in the dorm.


My roommates are all really, really excellent cooks. Sarah makes healthy steamed vegetables all the time, Whitney has a well organized index of delicious home-cooked meals, and Rebecca always seems to be making some Brazilian dish foreign to my Texan palate.

And me? Usually I just boil water for Ramen and eat it out of the pot. OR, I eat goldfish crackers. Or frozen pizza. (Reminder: Kate needs to buy more frozen pizzas.)

Here are some recipes that are good for lazy college kids such as myself.


1. S'mores Casserole
Ingredients: Small marshmallows, a chocolate bar, and teddy grahams.
Place a square of chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, then pour marshmallows over it until you feel the ratio is about equal. Microwave for about 10 seconds or until the marshmallows puff up considerably. Take it out and pour teddy grahams, however many you like, into the bowl and stir up into a messy, sticky, teddy graham-y mess of smores tasting delight. It's the lazy man's s'mores in a bowl, eaten with a spoon. Don't blame me if you gain another freshman 15.

2. Microwave Ramen
Don't have a stove? Well, if you're dorming there's one down the hall. But sometimes you're just too lazy or they're already occupied. So you can make Ramen in the microwave if you're really desperate for that sodium-packed noodly goodness. Fill a big glass measuring cup, or a bowl, with water, and nuke for 2 minutes or until boiling. Put in noodles and boil another 2 minutes. Not as perfect as stovetop Ramen, but it'll do for a hungry student.

Other common microwave foods are easy mac, cup o' noodles, and other unhealthy shit, but those are a given. Of COURSE we'll eat those.

Downtown NY is kind of shitty for late night food choices because most of the local food joints cater to business men on lunch hours, not hungry/stoned/drunk/bored/otherwise ravenous students craving food.

Why is my blog so often about eating? Gah, y'all, Kate's a fatass. =P

I'm gonna go procrastinate more 'cuz my dad is home a couple weeks early from flight school and we're gonna go do family things, I guess. Yay for him not being in Iraq! He passed his fixed wing course! <3

Au revoir...


-J. said...

Why do you need to write a student blog when you have a perfectly good actual blog?

laurenlorraine said...

That s'mores recipe is awesome!!