Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Please, let me be a College Student!!

Jealous, that's what I am, pure jealousy is oozing out of my 40 something pores, not a pretty sight. It's just not fair. I want to be a college student with an air conditioned dorm, computers, cell phones and a dining hall that is open
Mon-Fri 7:15am-9:00pm
Sat & Sun 8:00am-9:00pm
Back in my day, the dining hall closed 7 pm and it was not open in the afternoon on the weekends. Now UNH also has a bakery style sandwich shop that even has better hours: open until 1:30 am. That's some serious dining options for the student who procrastinates or has the munchies. Last summer I was at UNH to pick up a computer for my son and as I was leaving the Student Union (MUB) which is next to their new dining hall, Holloway Commons, a father with a bored, looking teenager asked me what that new building was and if it was worth looking at. HELLOOOO, that would be the best dining hall I have ever set foot in, yes, you do want to check it out.
But then I just like it when anyone cooks for me!

To show you what my poor son had to endure, just look at this menu which is for one dinner. What the heck????? Where can I sign up?
(But seriously, my roommate and I would have been the 2 ton mamas with food like this.)
-- ----SOUP---- --
Apple Curry Soup
Cream of Spinach Soup
Steak & Potato Soup

-- ----SALAD---- --
Green & White Salad
Holloway Salad Bar
Spinach Salad

-- ----DELI---- --
Cranberry Mayonnaise
Deli Bar
Smoked Turkey - Deli

-- ----GRILL---- --
California Burger
French Toast Sticks
Fried Breakfast Potatoes
Grilled Hamburger
Sausage Links
Spanish Omelet
Steamed Frankfurts

-- ----PIZZA---- --
Cheese Pizza
Cheesy Bread
Chicken Cacciatorie
Marinara Sauce
Pepperoni Pizza
Taco Pizza
Tomato Basil Sauce
Tri-Color Radiatore
Whole Wheat Pasta

-- ----STIR FRY---- --
Brown Rice
Curried Beef
Pork Lo Mein
Vegetable Chow Fun
Vegetable Fried Rice
White Rice

-- ----DESSERTS---- --
Chocolate Cream Pie
Double Chocolate Cookie
Plain Brownie
Pumpkin Whoopie Pie
Raspberry Crumb Bar
Sugar Cookie

-- ----VEGAN STATION---- --
Eggplant Chutney
Penne Vegan Meatball Bake
Thai Sesame Peanut Tofu
Vegan Cheesy Beef & Pasta
Vegan Chicken Chesterfield

-- ----EURO KITCHEN---- --
Chicken Chesterfield
Garlic Tomato Penne
Greek Zucchini
Leg of Lamb with Gravy
Vegetable Pot Pie


  1. They may have to change the Freshman 15 to the Freshman 30!

    Thanks for sharing at my place!

  2. I wouldn't get any studying done with a menu like that . . . I would be doing a lot of reading (menu) and making decisions (choosing which to buy/eat) though. Ü

  3. He should enjoy this while it lasts!! Maybe you can sneak in and they won't notice you are 40'something...lol!

  4. In addition to the cell phones, central air and Microsoft Word and Internet access, I'm jealous of his metabolism. As a middle-aged, perimenopausal gal, I gained 5 lbs. just reading the pizza selections … and I will never be able to lose it.

  5. we had some brand spanking new dining halls at UD when i was there and at first it was great. Then the food started tasting all the same. It was still great for breakfast, but by sophomore year, dinner became burgers and strombolis

  6. Is it just me, or is there something odd about Vegan Cheesy Beef & Pasta or Vegan Chicken Chesterfield? Doesn't vegan mean no animal products within a 20-mile radius?
    Meanwhile, whatever those dishes are, they're making me hungry...
    I agree, the freshman 15 would turn into the freshman 30 if I was eating in this dining hall!


Any thoughts or musings of your own to add?