Home-Cooked Meals Are Far Superior To On-Campus Dining

Home-Cooked Meals Are Far Superior To On-Campus Dining

The repetitive options of the dining hall make me miss my mom's cooking.
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Something I didn't consider much while choosing a college was the food. Sure, I was aware I'd be eating in a dining hall, but I didn't take into account how much of a step down that would be from my current food situation.

No matter the school and no matter how good the dining hall, it will inevitably be far inferior to home-cooked meals.

I'm very fortunate that throughout my entire life my family has made a conscious effort to eat dinner together every night. No matter how busy the day, my mom would always have a nice, warm meal on the table at the end of it. I definitely took this for granted.

When I got to college, the options in the dining hall at first seemed awesome, but soon started to bore me. Although I love the stir-frys, I can only eat them so many days in a row.

The options soon made me far less enthused than they previously had. It soon struck me that I was no longer able to send my mom dinner requests of my current cravings.

As the saying goes, "You get what you get and you don't get upset." Although I certainly wasn't upset, I definitely was sick and tired of the food.

Then, winter break came. Once again, I had access to a kitchen, mom who cooked dinner every night, and a car which gave me free reign of restaurants. This brief reprieve from my regular eating schedule was a welcome distraction.

I'm fortunate to have access to food and to be able to eat three meals a day every day. However, I can't pretend that I don't miss my pre-college eating habits. I miss the variety. I miss my mom's cooking. I miss making pasta in the middle of the night just because I want to.

Having a dining hall is awesome, but it can't hold a candle to a good, home-cooked meal.

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10 Reasons Moe's Will Always And Forever Be Superior To Chipotle

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With the great debate between which burrito place is the best, here are 10 reasons why Moe's is clearly the better option than Chipotle. *Side note, I do like Chipotle, but Moe's will always be No. 1 in my heart.

1. WELCOME TO MOE'S!

You don't get this kind of hospitality from Chipotle.

2. Their menu is much larger.

Moe's offers burritos, quesadillas, nachos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads, and they all have cool names! Chipotle just has burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads. BORING.

3. They offer a variety of toppings.


Moe's offers over 20 fresh ingredients while Chipotle has...barely anything. :/

4. Moe Monday.

$5 BURRITOS!!!!! Seriously no one can beat that.

5. Their prices in general.


At Chipotle it's $6.50 just for a for a burrito alone. Add on chips, guac and a drink and that's roughly $13. At Moe's you can get a burrito, chips, unlimited salsa, and a drink for $8.80. Add on queso and that's only $1.25 more. (But totally worth it!!!) Which brings me to my next case...

6. QUESO!!!!!!!!!!

Queso is bae. That is all.

7. Free chips and a salsa bar!

We don't pay extra here.

8. The atmosphere at Moe's just feels better.

Chipotle's are usually tiny little restaurants that barely have any tables. Every time I go to Chipotle I feel rushed to eat my food because people are usually hovering over you looking for a seat. Moe's is like five times it size and they play good music.

9. Moe's is made with FRESH ingredients.


I'm not even gonna get into the whole Chipotle situation...

10. Overall, Moe's just tastes better than Chipotle.


Sorry 'bout it.

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9 Of The Best Fries, Ranked Accordingly

From our hangover cures to our classy side dish, who can say "no" to fries?

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Ok, so obviously we all LOVE fries right? Or why else would you click on this?

That being said, it is about time that someone ranks the best fries because the people need to know!

As a side note, this will only include fast food fries and it will go from the least to the most delectable!

 1. Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries

Ok, so maybe this seemed like a good idea but I'm not sure that it's the best. The fries kind of just taste like super crispy regular fries with a tad bit of cheese-flavored seasoning on them, which I guess is essentially what it is.

It seems like a chips and queso wanna-be.

Dipping them in the nacho cheese does make them a bit better but it still can't replace that savory taste of crunchy chips and creamy queso.

2. Wendy’s Natural Cut Fries 

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We get it. Your naturally cut and ~perfectly~ seasoned with sea salt, but they still aren't the best. Don't get me wrong, they are great, but they just don't have that nice crisp on the outside of them.

3. Burger King

Fries

Burger King's fries aren't super special. They are just kind of there. They aren't horrible, but they aren't the best.

4.   Steak n’ Shake 

So, Steak n' Shake's fries are skinny to the max. These shoestring fries are pretty good but, I think that we can all agree that they need some more salt for sure.

5. PDQ

These fries aren't too skinny but they are on the skinny side, in a good way.

They are a tad soggy sometimes but rarely; it's only usually the long ones. Plus, the seasoning on these fries is so good.

6. Arby's

Ah, the only curly fries on the list.

These ones are clearly special for a couple reasons. The most obvious being their special curled shape, but their seasoning, that has a little spice, is also pretty good.

These fries do always seem to taste even greasier than usual for fries though, so they lose points for that.

7. McDonald's

Fries

These are the undisputed king of the skinny fries.

They aren't too skinny, to where they are soggy and they still manage to be just a tad crunchy but in the best way possible.

They are also slated just right and they always will leave you wanting more. Plus, when you do want more, there's usually a couple left at the bottom and when you reach down there and feel them it truly is a joyful moment.

8. Chick-fil-A   

Fries

Admit it, we all love our selves some waffle fries.

Chick Fil a masters the waffle fries (usually, sometimes it will vary by location). They are crunchy on the outside but nice and fluffy on the inside.

Sometimes though they do get over done and salted a little too much or too little so that is why they aren't the very best.

 9.  Bojangles  

I feel so bad for the West Coast where they don't have Bojangles because honestly, their fries are the absolute best.

These fries are right in the middle with their size. Not too think, but not too thin. Perfectly in the middle.

Plus, they are rarely over or underdone. They are mushy in the best way.

They also are topped off with the best seasoning! Try asking for some extra seasoning if you want; you won't regret it!

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