I’ve spent the two years eating in my college’s dining hall. I go to a small school, so the one dining hall we have has limited options. But for a picky vegetarian like myself, it can be scarce. I’ve eaten a lot of yogurt and fruit as well as more English muffins than I care to admit. I get bored easily and so I get kind of creative (emphasis on the “kind of” (and refer back to the picky vegetarian thing)) and these are the top 7 things I regularly create. Fair warning, it involves a lot of cheese.
1 CHEESY FRIES
Just pile as many fries as you desire onto a plate, add a heap of cheese from the salad bar and microwave until gooeyness is satisfactory. I just add ketchup, but you can get creative and put toppings like bacon bits or mayo on top too from the sandwich station. Proceed with caution.
2 ROOT BEER FLOAT
Deceivingly simple because no one seems to think of it until one person does. The perfect method: Small amount of root beer, lots of soft serve vanilla ice cream, then more root beer.
3 SPAGHETTI SANDWICH
Take two slices of buttered bread or a sub roll cut in half and add pasta and sauce. Slightly weird and very carb heavy but hey, it's gotten me through some long days.
4 STEAMED VEGGIES
I saw this on Pinterest, but it's great. Put fresh veggies- I like broccoli- in a bowl with a small amount of water and microwave. Then, you have a healthy side for your cheesy fries! Or to toss into fettuccine alfredo for a classier alternative.
5 ICE CREAM__________(Insert any food.) Put ice cream on everything and anything.
6 MEGA QUESADILLA
Put as many tortilla shells from the sandwich area as possible on the panini press, add lots of cheese and anything else then put more shells on top. You really can’t go wrong, unless there’s a long line for the panini press, in which case they can just wait because quesadillas, amirite?
7 SUNDAE (SECRET)
Ice cream is good, and so are desserts. So putting them together is great. My secret: microwave your cookie/brownie/pie/etc. for a few seconds before adding ice cream and it’ll be extra fancy.
Like I said, nothing groundbreaking, but getting creative is necessary when you eat in the same place everyday.