college food (grown up... a little)

I've been thinking about college a lot lately. And there are parts that I miss a lot - my friends, the ability to pull an all-nighter, the parties, APO, and having a respectable tolerance. And there are things I don't miss - homework, having little money, working at Perkins (though I liked the people... just not smelling like a french fry when I got home).

So I started thinking about how things were different. My diet is better now - not perfect, but more balanced. I think we all had our staples at that time - some of mine were:
  • ramen (of course)
  • pizza (thank you Toppers and Papa Johns)
  • erberts & gerberts (yum!)
  • frozen veggies (often with parmesan)
  • bread bowl salads (I worked at Perkins, remember?)
  • popcorn (because it was free at Brother's happy hour)
  • and one of my favorites: buttered noodles

Tonight I decided to make buttered noodles - but like a post-college adult. At least that's what I'm telling myself because there is paprika, chicken (protein), and better parmesan --- not just: noodle, butter, salt, artificial parmesan-like substance. And sometimes, if I want to be really fancy, I'll put vegetables in, too. I've come a long way, baby! ;-)

I'd like to hear about your favorite college/young adult life foods. And if you eat them now, are they the same? Let me know!


  1. Fried egg noodles, exactly the same as mom always made them during lent! Yum:)

  2. Tuna noodle casserole made out of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and a can of tuna. Now I use egg noodles and either cheddar cheese or velveeta, mushroom soup and tuna.

    Also I used to eat steakums. I haven't had those in years.


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