All I Want For Christmas Is A Homemade Meal

All I Want For Christmas Is A Homemade Meal

Being a college student really makes you appreciate home cooked food.


As the semester draws to an end, the more I find myself in a state of disliking my college's food. It is the same thing every day, every week, every month. And honestly, family members, friends, the only thing I can request this year for Christmas is a homemade meal.

That's right, nothing fancy, nothing expensive. Just make me some soup. Any kind of soup. Chicken noodle, potato, vegetable, hey maybe a stew if you are feeling like it. Because here at college, if I eat one more chicken finger or fry I think I might just explode. I am so tired of unhealthy college food habits and the options available.

You may think I am kidding or being dramatic. But honestly, since I have gone away to college I have such a deeper appreciation for home cooked meals when I return home for the weekend or during breaks. I nearly explode from excitement when my mom makes meatloaf or anything that is not a petrified chicken tender.

I love going out to eat as well, but there is just something about going home and having your family present you with a meal with all the fixings. You could make me a grilled cheese and I would be over the moon.

When you go to a new place, or a place that makes you leave home for a little while, you really start to understand and miss the things that make home, home. Not only do I just miss home cooked food in general, I just miss home and the idea of family gathering to make food and be together. That is why I really appreciate the holidays, because it really is a time to truly appreciate what you have back at home.

I have family that goes all out on holidays, coming together to make a meal for us that is always so delicious. And that is why I appreciate when I get any sort of home cooked meal. Whether it is the simplest of meals, or a fancy one. I know it was made by someone who cares about me.

Even if it sounds silly, food is something that truly brings people together, no matter where you go in the world. It is something we can all bond on, and even as college students we bond on the fact that we miss home cooked food. Some people live off campus and cook their own food, but it will never taste as good as when someone you love makes it for you.

So that is why this year for Christmas, I just want a good homemade and hot meal. I will not be picky, just give me food that I can tell was made with a little love.

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14 Signs You're The Pickiest Eater You Know

5. Your family asks you where you want to go eat because they know you're the hardest to please.

Being a picky eater is a serious struggle. It's impossible to find somewhere to eat and when you do, you usually get something off the kid's menu. If you're a picky eater like me, or know someone who is, let's relate and see how picky you actually are!

1. Chicken tenders are your favorite food.

2. You're invited to someone else's house and they prepare their meal around your liking and if they don't, you have to pretend that you like it.

3. Anytime a hamburger on the menu has a lot of extra stuff added, you order a plain patty with two buns. And the waitress looks at you like...

4. Potatoes are considered your favorite "vegetable."

5. Your family asks you where you want to go eat because they know you're the hardest to please.

6. It overwhelms you when people put too many toppings on a pizza.

7. No matter your age, you always go for the kid's menu first.

8. When someone tries to get you to try something new...

9. You like your cake plain. What's that white stuff anyway?


10. You like a total of 3 types of candy.

11. Everyone trusts your opinion of what's good and what's not.

12. You bring your own lunch with you 99% of the time.

13. If someone asks you to eat with them out, you immediately check the menu online to make sure something is on there that you will eat.

14. You know you can never go wrong with Chick-Fil-A.

Even if you are the pickiest eater you know, that's okay. And if you're the person that has a person who has the pickiest eater in mind right now, don't judge. Just remember, we don't complain about what you eat.

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