Last week, I checked off another item on the 19 Before 20 List: eating a peanut butter cheeseburger (thanks for the idea, ManMadeDIY!). Most people were weirded out by the idea, but I’m begging you to give it a chance. Any strange food combination you’ve been avoiding, actually, because it opens up your eyes to a whole new world of possibilities if you, like me, must step foot in a college cafeteria just about every day.
Less than 2,000 undergraduates attend my school, which means only one cafeteria serves them. By December of my first semester, I couldn’t even stomach it, due to the monotonous repetition. I lived off popcorn during finals.
This year’s different, though. I’ve been looking for ways to spice up my diet. Peanut butter cheeseburgers may be the most bizarre, but I’m also thinking more low-key. Raisin bran and fruit loops, dubbed “raisoops”, possess a wonderful texture. Ever had root beer or orange soda mixed in with your milk? Tastes like a milkshake, but healthier! And if you’re a Texan, like I honorarily am, you’re probably a fan of Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits from Whataburger…or, you should be. Fruit salad topped with chili powder is the latest combo to be welcomed into my list of Wow, That Works! foods.
As previously stated, I love sandwiches…but a truly great sandwich, my friends, involves risk. You don’t have to put squid or pheasant on it to make a Dangerous Sandwich. Just mix some condiments together. Forget ketchup & mustard…I love green Tabasco sauce and Sweet Baby Ray’s. Especially on hot dogs.
Next food I hope to add to the Wow That Works! list? Waffles and fried chicken. Or whatever occurs to me next time I peruse the selection at the cafe. If you have any suggestions, by any and all means, share the love and let me know