Everyone who has been through college has some kind of memory associated with food. There are certain foods that, even today, I find myself balking at because I ate them to excess while in undergrad. Sometimes it was out of convenience, other times it was out of necessity. What foods do you associate with your college years?
1. Ramen Noodles. I’m pretty much over these little sodium-filled packs of “soup.” Every once in a blue moon I find myself craving them… until I make them and remember exactly why I don’t eat them anymore.
2. Mac and Cheese. I could eat Mac and Cheese every day with no problem. When I got bored, I’d add some flair: Tuna and ketchup (Yes, I am aware that most people think that’s gross), chicken and broccoli, and even beef tips. I can still eat Mac and Cheese on the rare occasion that it’s served somewhere (OMG the Sixth Penn Kitchen has the most addictive “home made” Mac and Cheese I’ve ever tasted!!), but I’m not likely to make it.
3. Soup. I still eat a lot of soup, but I practically survived college eating soup and drinking coffee. Though it has been my favorite for as long as I can remember, I haven’t had Broccoli and cheese soup since I flipped my tassel.
4. Pizza. Some people never lose their love for the pizza. I can now take it or leave it. Unless we’re talking about Campiti’s… in that case I’ll have two larges to go in the brown paper bag, thank you.