13 Meals My Sorority Chef Makes Better Than My Mom

13 Meals My Sorority Chef Makes Better Than My Mom

Shoutout to Chef Chris and Chef Tony for taking care of us.
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There are lots of exciting pros to living in your sorority house. With the combination of a fun atmosphere plus 50 or so of your closest friends, it's basically a slumber party every night.

However, one fancy concept that is really exciting, but a little nerve-wracking, is having a chef making all your meals. Since there are horror stories out there, after being spoiled with unlimited options it might seem like a scary jump from a campus meal plan to putting all of your trust in one or two people. For myself, I'm as picky as it gets so I was wondering how things would turn out. (First world problems, am I right?)

Luckily, in my sorority house we've been blessed with the best by Chef Chris and Chef Tony. Here's a few of the amazing meals they've made for us over the past two semesters.

1. Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Our chefs love to put twists on classic dishes. This one was delicious as well as photogenic.

2. Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps with Sweet Potato Fries

Whenever we aren't able to make it back in time for a meal, we can request late plates. Who knew food in a to-go box could look so good?

3. Flatbread (or Regular) Pizza

When we have pizza, we have three or four options. Between mouthwatering choices such as buffalo chicken, pepperoni, and white tomato-basil, everyone is usually pleased.

4. Chicken 'n Waffles

Still to this day I'm not sure I've had tastier chicken than I did this evening. In addition to regular syrup we had jalapeño syrup for an extra kick!

5. Eggs Cooked to Order

On Fridays, those who get up early enough to make it to breakfast can have eggs any style they want. Whether it's an omelette, scrambled with cheese, over easy, fried, or even poached, our chefs can do it all!

6. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

When it started to get cold outside, we were greeted with delicious soups to warm us back up from our walk home from class. This classic pairing had us all running to get to the dining room.

7. Grilled Salmon Puff Pastry with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potato Soufflé

Before this year, had someone given me this description for a meal I would've cringed a little bit. However, this meal was as good as it looked.

8. Burger Bar

The salad bar was available every day, but on some days we'd have the option of customizing our own burger, sub, or panini with an array of toppings that could please even the pickiest of eaters. (Hint: If you're like me and prefer grilled chicken sandwiches to burgers, you can use the chicken off the salad bar!)

9. Salmon with Cous Cous and Asparagus

Doesn't cous cous sound fun? It's a favorite in the house that most of us hadn't tried until this year.

10. Salmon Cakes with Wild Rice

I don't know many people that are capable of making salmon cakes, but it was a breeze for Chef Chris. We had a "cravings lists" that we were allowed to write anything on, and if he could do it he would try to work it into the schedule.

11. Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Sautéed Spinach, and Spaghetti Squash

This was one of the meals that was completely inspired by our "cravings list" we filled out every week, and it did not disappoint.

12. Breakfast Bar

A picture can't do it justice but for those that never could wake up in time for Chef Chris' amazing breakfast, this night was a blessing.

13. DESSERT!

Here's just two of the many scrumptious desserts we've had this year. The Zucchini cupcakes were a personal favorite of mine.

If a picky eater like me can be happy, you will be too!

However, no one is ever going to top my mama's spaghetti.

Cover Image Credit: Kristin Kuehn

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How To Play 'New Girl's' True American Drinking Game

"It's 75% drinking, 20% Candy Land, and the floor is molten lava."
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I think it's fair to say that anyone who watches New Girl knows about True American. This crazy, non-sense drinking game which pops up every so often throughout the seasons and first introduced in Season 1 Episode 20.

The game, as described by New Girl character and fan-favorite Schmidt, is 75% drinking game and 20% Candy Land with a floor of molten lava.

The point of the game is for players to navigate through the Candy Land-like spaces to the "castle," which is a table in the center of the room that holds beer "pawns" and the "king" bottle. The first person to reach and sip from the bottle wins.

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Here's how to play:

Step #1: Prepare the "castle"

First, set up your "castle." The castle is made up of beer "pawns" and the "king," a bottle filled with the alcohol of your choice.

The bottle should be in the middle of the table, surrounded by four lines of beer pawns. There is no exact number of beers necessary for each line of beer pawns. Choose any amount of beers that seems appropriate for the amount of players.

Step #2: Set up spaces

Set up spaces using pillows, chairs or any other objects players will be able to stand on. Place an equal amount of spaces around the table. You'll want about 5-8 spaces on each side, depending on the size of the room you're playing in.

Only four of these spaces should reach the castle, lining up with the parade of beer "pawns" and allowing players to take a beer pawn from the castle. For example, in the photo above, each of the chairs touch a corner of the table at the end of the line of beer pawns. Therefore, these are two of the four special spaces that allow players to take a beer. Unlike the pillows pictured, which are just regular spaces that the players can use to move around.

Step #3: Pick teams

Teams are optional. To pick teams, all of the players will place a certain number (1-5) of fingers against their forehead on the count of three.

Any players who hold up the same number are a team. Unmatched players can team up as needed or simply pair up with the person standing closest to them.

Step #4: Begin

Begin with a shotgun "tip-off" to determine which player goes first.

The winner of this shotgunning contest will yell, "One, two, three...JFK!" to announce the official beginning of the game. All players will enthusiastically respond, "FDR!" then quickly grab a beer pawn from the castle and run to any space they wish to start at, excluding for the four special spaces that reach the castle.

Step #5: Make moves

The winner of the shotgunning contest has earned the first turn. From then on, the order of turns will move in a clockwise rotation. During each turn, the player will move one space toward the castle and choose to play one of the following mini-games.

Mini-game number one: the player whose turn it is will count to three then all players will place a certain number (1-5) of fingers on their forehead. Any player who selects a number no one else selected can move ONE space.

Mini-game number two: the player whose turn it is will recite the beginning of a famous American quote. The first player to complete the quote can move TWO spaces.

Mini-game number three: the player whose turn it is will name two famous American people, places or things. The first player to identify what the two have in common can move THREE spaces.

For example, say it's your turn. You will move one space then choose one of the three mini-games. You and all of the players will participate in that game, and the winner will move accordingly. After this, your turn is over and it's the next player's turn (in the original clockwise rotation).

Step #6: "Play on, playa."



Continue playing by these rules until one lucky winner reaches the bottle and sips from its royal glass.

The bottle cannot be opened until every last pawn is removed from the castle. Any players who fail to keep at least one beer in hand, who accidentally end up with more than three beers in hand, or who touch the lava are immediately disqualified. Disqualified players can rejoin the game by shotgunning a beer.

Congratulations!

You are now able to impress all of your New Girl-loving friends with knowledge of the workings of the epic True American drinking game. Know your limits, drink responsibly and enjoy!

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25 Treats You Can Eat For Free On Your Birthday And How To Redeem Them

Because who doesn't love free food?
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It's your birthday!! Why not spoil yourself?

These restaurants offer birthday freebies when you sign up for their rewards and/ or email list. Some require you to sign up so many days prior to your birthday. Be sure to check the conditions of each to ensure you receive your birthday freebie.

1. Arby's

When you sign up for Arby's rewards, you will automatically receive a coupon for a free Roast Beef Classic with the purchase of a drink. For your birthday, you will receive a free shake!

2. Auntie Anne's

With this app (Auntie Anne's Pretzel Perks), you will receive a free signature/ classic pretzel for your birthday!

3. Baskin Robbins

When you join Baskin Robbins Birthday Club, you will receive a free birthday scoop!

4. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

When you sign up for their Premier Rewards Plus, you automatically receive a free pizookie, and you get another free pizookie on your birthday!

5. Buffalo Wild Wings

When you join the Buffalo Circle Club, you will receive a free order of snack size wings (boneless or traditional) to celebrate your birthday!

6. Chili's

With My Chili's Rewards, you can get a free dessert on your birthday!

7. Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery will give you a Buy One, Get One FREE Creation coupon for your birthday!

8. Firehouse Subs

You will receive a free medium sub reward that can be used on your birthday or within the following six days!

9. Great American Cookies

When you sign up for their email club, you will receive $3 off your next purchase and a birthday surprise!

10. IHOP

Being a part of their Pancake Revolution will earn you a free birthday meal and another free meal on your anniversary of joining!

11. Krispy Kreme

With their app, you will receive a free welcome original glazed doughnut and a free gift on your birthday!

12. Longhorn Steakhouse

With Longhorn Steakhouse Rewards, you can get a free dessert on your birthday!

13. Maggie Moo's

Maggie Moo's will give you a birthday surprise!

14. Menchie's

Menchie's will give you a coupon worth $5 in Menchie's money that will be available to you two weeks prior to your birthday and two weeks after your birthday!

15. Olive Garden

Olive Garden will give you a free dessert worth up to $10 for your birthday!

16. On the Border

Joining their Rewards Club brings you a lot: free bowl of signature queso or sopapillas on your next visit, exclusive "cinco deals" on the 5th of every month, and free queso on your birthday and anniversary of signing up!

17. Panera

MyPanera rewards you with a free pastry for your birthday!

18. P.F. Chang's

P .F. Chang's will give you a birthday reward!

19. Red Lobster

Red Lobster rewards you with a surprise birthday offer!

20. Sonic

Sonic will give you a free birthday surprise!

21. Starbucks

All Starbucks Rewards members get a free beverage or treat to celebrate their birthday, plus 15% off!

22. Subway

Subway will give you a free lunch on your birthday!

23. Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse will give you a free birthday surprise!

24. Wingstop

When joining The Club with Wingstop, you will automatically get an order of fries for free, but you will also get a free gift on your birthday as well!

25. Zaxby's

When you join the Zax Club, you will receive a free sandwhich meal. On your birthday, you will receive a free nibbler!

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