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Creative Dining Hall Ideas – Roommate Edition

Greetings to all! My name is Rachel and I am truly honored to be a guest writer on this fabulous blog that my roommate, Ashley, has so wonderfully put together.

So.  Let’s be honest.  The FIT dining hall is not the best – 5 star rating place to fill your stomachs, quench your thirst, grab some grub . . . whatever you wanna call it. So today, I wanna share some personal tips and tricks I have come up with while perusing the multiple stationed room for the past few months while on the meal plan to spark more of an interest to the cafeteria.

  1.  The Deli Delight (Hold the Deli)
    Do you ever go to the sandwich station and think, “This is pointless for me.  I don’t like more than HALF the things they put on a sub!” False.  Who ever said being simple is a bad thing? Here’s what I say. Ask for some pita, or whatever kind of bread you prefer, and ask them to toast it. While it’s getting to a perfect s’more golden brown, you get packets of peanut butter and a tasting cup (tasting cups by the ketchup from The Grill station) full of jelly, and BOOM. You got yourself a beautiful gourmet PB&J sandwich. Or, if you’re not about the PB&J life or maybe you’re just feelin’ a bit of a Middle Eastern flare on that day, ask for a side of hummus.  You can never go wrong with some pita and hummus.
  2.  Deli with your Own Twist
    Keeping with the same station, we don’t always see what we would prefer to be on our sandwich. So, here’s what you do. Go to the salad bar and pick out what you would actually like to have on your sandwich (in my case, mushrooms) and just ask to have the toppings put on the bread.  It’s as simple as that! Be creative while mixing and matching the stations!
  3. Sushi (Hold pretty much everything)
    Okay.  This one is might be a bit tricky to pull off.  If you like plain seaweed for a snack, like I do, kindly walk over to the sushi station and politely ask for just some seaweed.  Sometimes, they are generous and will get you some and sometimes, you just asked on a bad day. Definitely try it! Could be worth it.
  4. Yogurt Parfait
    This breakfast station is one of my personal favorites! This is a suggestion for those of you who can’t eat granola, don’t like it, etc . . . Go about your yogurt parfait like usual and if you still want that nice crunch to your yogurt, just substitute cereal in for granola! Rice chex is highly recommended.  ;)
  5. H20 To Go
    This trick is just a reminder and not all of it goes along with your meal plan.  If you are stuck in a kitchenless dorm room and cannot boil water, no problem! Take a cup of hot water (from the coffee and tea station) and use it for your own, previously bought oatmeal, ramen, whatever you need to make that requires hot water… and remember! Water is FREE. Yep, that means you don’t even need to swipe your cards and use up a meal, folks.

Good luck & good eats!
Rachel

 

Wear it Monday Logos

Civility Initiative: Wear It Monday

Every Monday FIT students receive an email with the subject Wear It Monday : and a word (choose a pretty word and fill in the blank). For the past weeks I have been looking into it and it is part of FIT’s civility initiative that is aimed to foster a discussion of different and respectful ways of co-existing in a higher education environment. Back in 2012 a committee was created (including faculty, staff, students and admins) and was put in charge of creating a road map for a civility campaign and events. Our first Civility Week was held on April 2013, and as a way to continuously engage the community for this past Fall 2013 semester “WEAR it Monday!” was a result of this.

In this campaign, Fit emphasizes (more like introduces) a Word of the Week each Monday accompanied by an action so students can use/do it within our community. As part of this initiative, orange wristbands (or the proper name civility initiative bracelets) have been placed around campus (secret locations until you discover the logo and jackpot!) and students who wear it (hence wear it Mondays) receive discounts at participating merchants (well for now, Barnes & Noble and the Dinning Hall). Hopefully in the future they will be able to include more spots. Email Format

For the past weeks we have had:

  • November 4 – Kindness
  • November 11 – Empathy
  • November 18 – Helpful
  • November 24 – Friendly
  • December 2 – Sincere
  • December 9 – Regard
  • December 16 – Thoughtful
  • January 6 – Polite

So when you become a student, remember to use your words wisely.

Carpe Diem,

Sadie