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When I was in college, I lived in the dorm & ate from the cafeteria or the "grocery" attached to the cafeteria every day.  (Meal plan came with my scholarship.)  The food wasn't stellar, so I ended up eating pretty much the same stuff over and over.

Did you?  What was it?  Do you still eat that now?  Any new repetitive food patterns? 
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    Hamburger helper. We have that crap all. the. time. Doesn't hurt that it's one of the things  H can make without any help from me. I like taking the night off. We also have pork chops, asparagus and rice meal pretty often. Nothing left over from college, I didn't really eat a lot in college. I'd often have just a snack and dinner every day.
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    There was a while I lived in the dorm and pretty much all I ate was Life cereal.

    Then I lived on Papa John's breadsticks for a while.

    I never eat either anymore, but not because I'm sick of it or anything, just not stuff I buy/eat now I guess. 
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    Lunch daily:  pulled pork BBQ sandwich, 2 sodas, and a mini recees cup.  (That totalled the "value" of my lunch at the grocery.)

    Dinner:  Canned soup from the grocery, more bbq, chicken strips on Wednesdays.

    Snack:  CheezeIts.

    I still LOVE CheezeIts, pulled pork BBQ, and soda. 

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    I was an extremely picky teenager, so the first few weeks of college, I ate nothing but pasta with marinara sauce.  It got to the point where even now I rarely eat pasta, because I got so sick of it.  I eventually stopped being so picky and branched out into different things.

    Nowadays, I try to eat better, and try to cut back on takeout.  But I still eat a lot of chicken.  FI and I eat some meal involving chicken probably three days out of the week.
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    Things I ate in college:

    Perkins Breadbowls
    Easy Mac
    Ramen
    Rice. Lots of rice.
    Hot dogs. Lots of hotdogs.
    Booze. Lots of booze. (orange frutopia and vodka to be exact. And Busch Lite or Schmidttys.) CLASSY.
    Also, I had a lot of soft pretzels.
    And subway.

    No wonder I gained weight, huh?

    Now, I just eat healthier, but I still tend to eat the same things over and over. I get in ruts. I eat a lot of healthy choice steamers right now. But if we go out to eat, I'll usually get the same thing I usually get wherever we go. I eat a lot of cereal. And fruits and veggies.

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    OH GOD YES. Papa John's breadsticks. I loved Pizza Hut breadsticks for awhile too.

    And I lived RIGHT NEXT to a Taco Bell my junior and senior year. It was just WAY too convenient.
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    Ooh, Dani, I survived camp in HS by ordering Papa John's pizza nightly.  The food there was horrid.

    I don't think Papa John's exists up here.  Sad.  I actually like it.  There's other good pizza, but sometimes it's nice to just have what you know. 

    LVB, I don't think I've ever had Hamburger Helper.  Huh.
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    I had a ramen noodle stage freshman year.  And the grill on campus made good cheesesteak style sandwiches using chicken that I ate way too often.  Then the grill closed :(

    My entire sophmore year I lived off of rice krispies and frosted flakes mixed together with milk.  I lost a lot of weight that year.

    After that I moved off campus and cooked real food most of the time. 
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    when I lived in student residence I lived off cereal. It was the only thing from the cafeteria that they didn't make, so it was the only thing that tasted okay. I lived for breakfast, actually. Fruit, croissants, cereal, I would take enough to fill my days. I hated living there.

    My second year I moved to an apartment by myself, and worked full time evenings at Red Lobster. I lived off fish, salmon to be specific. I ate it every night that I worked (5 evenings of the week). When I cooked at home it was almost always chicken stirfry.

    I snack more now than I did then.
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    I ate mac & cheese and ramen all the time.

    I've become really picky about prepackaged food since college.  I hate biting into a piece of chicken and realizing it's that shredded preformed stuff.  And hamburger helper grosses me out nowadays.

    I still love ramen in all its nutrition-free goodness.
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    I still miss the Belgian waffles that they had in the cafeteria for breakfast.  I don't know what their mix was, but it was delicious.  The one thing that the cafeteria didn't screw up.

    I haven't had a Belgian waffle like that since.
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    I've also never had hamburger helper.

    But for a long time the only things I knew how to make where mac and cheese, tacos, spaghetti, and hot dogs.

    In graduate school, my mom came out one weekend and cooked and froze about a zillion meals for me, cut them up into individual servings in those square plastic containers, and put them in my freezer so all I had to do was take one out and warm it up. She's the best. I recall walking to Omalias on more than one occasion to get baked BBQ lays, too. I was SO POOR in grad school. It was awesome.
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    Fishy, my college town had some weird fast food things going on.  Taco Bell closed at 9 pm.  Still does!  BUT - Hardees (with a 50s Diner decor scheme) was open 24/7.  That's where you went for post-partying food.  Or, the grocery at Wal-Mart. 

    And, what is a Perkins Breadbowl?

    Baystate, we eat a lot of chicken too.  H is PICKY.  Before we started dating, his dinners consisted of pasta with sauce out of a jar; chicken stirfry; canned soup.  His lunches were hot dogs, turkey sandwiches, or plain canned tuna sandwiches.  With baked Lays.  I make him branch out more now.

    LVB, I can't remember if it's 5k or 6k.  How's the job?
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    College diet consisted of:

    $1 BK Whoppers
    $3.50 chicken fried rice from some place in the hood
    $2 Subway meatball sub when it was on special
    $5 large cheese pizza from "Gumbys" on Wednesday lol
    $5 burger from Fuddruckers once a week when we all splurged

    other than that lots of pasta and sauce, tuna helper, those $1 Lipton pasta bags you just boil and add some milk to if they're cheese based, microwave frozen things lol, good times.

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    I had an unlimited food hall pass (I was on an athletic scholarship and it came with it) so if I missed meals I would have money leftover at the end of the month and I'd HAVE to spend it or lose it.  So I'd always have like $250 to spend in the store attached to the cafeteria.  There are now lots of things I won't eat because of it - and basically that's anything that you'd find in a gas station or mini mart. 

    Now I eat nicely proportioned balanced meals.  Every meal has to have something of color on it for a veggie or fruit - and I like my food to be pretty and not from a can.  :) 


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    Freshman year I got a crispy chicken wrap with lettuce, tomato and honey mustard pretty much every day for lunch. Sadly, I still love that. I also ate a lot of cheesesteaks and omelettes. Nothing that I wouldn't eat now- except as a kid I ate chicken pot pies way too often and to this day I still can't eat them. We definitely get in ruts and I tend to make the same thing all the time- usually grilled chicken until DH says he can't look at another piece of chicken.
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    Oh, now I typically have a frozen pizza in the fridge, but we mainly fall back on 3 things:

    Pasta with marinara or vodka sauce
    Stir-fry
    Indian food (chicken breast, spinach, and other veggies with canned tikka masala or something similar)

    I got my friend's community supported agriculture share (basically a huge bag of vegetables) this week and I've been making some awesome healthy things lately.
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    In college I lived with my sister so we both bought groceries, or my mom would put money in my account and tell me to go buy groceries for the both of us.  ♥

    We lived off chicken noodle soup, cucumbers, homemade pizza subs, kraft dinner, ichiban (ramen), green beans, mushroom rice (poor man's risotto), fish sticks, chicken breasts in shake n bake, pancakes, egg sandwiches.

    I rarely eat any of that stuff now aside from green beans. 

    I frequented "Jenny's" downstairs in the hair school building.  She had the best turkey bagel sandwiches.  Her lunch specials were questionable though. 

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    Squirrly -- I'm glad I'm not the only one with a picky FI/H!

    Fishy -- your mom sounds like a complete sweetheart.

    Oh yeah, and college was never college without 2 AM drives to the crappy 24-hour coffee and donut place, where they always screwed up your order.  But you went there because NOTHING ELSE was open at 2 AM when you had just finished your term paper.  Oh, college...


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    Oh AND my junior year of college, my roommate and I were addicted to Burger King chicken sandwiches. 
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    Mag, I haven't seen one in Boston, though, and H tells me they're not here.  Maybe he just doesn't want to eat it.  :(  Sad.  It's almost comfort food to me, ya know? 
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    In college:

    Wendy's (it was right down the street)
    Chick Fil A
    Pizza Hut personal pan pizzas
    Subway
    DP Dough (late at night, obviously)
    Little Ceasar's (it was only $5 and ready to eat!)

    Now:
    Chicken Voila frozen bagged meals
    Baked chicken a number of ways and rice
    Pierogies
    spaghetti and marinara sauce
    tacos
    tuna helper

    Yeah, we're pretty boring when it comes to food.
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    I hate Hamburger Helper.
    PUKE.
    Mark loves it, which is weird, because he won't eat spaghetti sauce with ground beef...but he'll eat shiit from a box with ground beef. It still baffles me.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_food-7?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:a0fa0991-d8a1-4e1b-955b-00ada5fc837fPost:0ba7bcc7-1296-493f-b5b8-7e7a0fb78d88">Re: Food</a>:
    [QUOTE]College diet consisted of: $1 BK Whoppers $3.50 chicken fried rice from some place in the hood $2 Subway meatball sub when it was on special $5 large cheese pizza from <strong>"Gumbys" on Wednesday</strong> lol $5 burger from Fuddruckers once a week when we all splurged other than that lots of pasta and sauce, tuna helper, those $1 Lipton pasta bags you just boil and add some milk to if they're cheese based, microwave frozen things lol, good times.
    Posted by vegasgroom[/QUOTE]

    We had a Gumby's too!! Their pizza sucked, but we had Two Pokey Stick Tuesdays, so a group of us would pitch in and order two larges and that would be food for the next couple of days.  Unrefrigerated, of course.

    I also ate a lot of ramen and popcorn.  I hated the single serve mac n cheese so none of that.  My meal plan only covered enough for me to eat twice a day, with the exception of Sunday.  So I generally ate lunch and dinner only.  I had a hard enough time getting up for an 8am class, no way in hell I was going to work in extra time for breakfast.

    I stayed in dorms for all four years (campus was big enough on it's own, no need to increase my walk by moving off), and the last two were spent in dorms that had  a not very good caf.  I ate a loooot of sandwiches.  Lot.  Oh, and desert.  I always had desert.
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    Also, my after the bar food of choice was calzones from this place called DP Dough.  They delivered until 4am to your dorm parking lot.  SO GOOD.
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    WHAT IS A PERKINS BREADBOWL!?!? It's delicious. They usually come with salad in them, but the vegetables were too expensive, so I'd just get the bread bowl and dunk it in dressing with a cherry coke for $2.12.
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    My freshman year I think I ate a lot of salad, pasta and cereal.  After freshman year I lived at my sorority or was at least on the meal plan (senior year) so we ate "normal" food that your mom would make because we had a cook.  The food varied and I ate whatever was for dinner. 

    I guess I do the same now and always have.  I make varied meals that are complete with fruit and/or veggies.  I was lucky in college. 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_food-7?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:9Discussion:a0fa0991-d8a1-4e1b-955b-00ada5fc837fPost:a97178eb-0107-4cf1-b202-89d5a489b59a">Re: Food</a>:
    [QUOTE] Pierogies Posted by FutureMrsTR[/QUOTE]

    Oh I forgot how much I love pierogies... I of course get the premade ones but I boil them and THEN sautee them.

    I need to start a shopping list.
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    TR - I love how you spelled pierogis.
    Mandy teases me because I spell it pierogi. But that's the RIGHT WAY.
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