Filed under: J500 Week 6, Society + Media | Tags: cooking, food, independent living, packaged food kitchen
If someone were to ask me what my favorite food was, I would probably choose the simple lunch meat, turkey. I could eat turkey everyday and never get sick of it. However, if someone were to ask me how often I eat my favorite food, I would maybe say once a week. Why, you ask? Living in a sorority house gives you no freedom to choose what you eat. The menus are decided by the chefs; basically, I just eat whatever they make even if I dislike it.
From my living situation the past year and half, my choice about the food I eat has basically been eliminated. Since money is tight for the average college student, going out to eat usually isn’t really an option.
There is one place that has a special place in my heart, Subway. The prices are great, it’s fast, and it’s healthy. The five dollar foot-long has dramatically impacted my life; I mean I can buy one sandwich and get two meals out of it. It’s brilliant!
If people are what they eat, I’m Subway. Living on my own next year, I am curious how I will choose the poster foods of my pantry. When I envision my kitchen next year, I see lots of fruits and veggies, pasta, and chicken. Who am I kidding, I don’t know how to cook!
I’m sad to admit it, but I think everything in my kitchen will be packaged. This article describes how packaged foods are not the most healthy food, but is this going to stop me from eating it? Probably not.
Therefore, I will not have to mess with the whole cooking thing. Looking at this previous statement, I realize how pathetic I sound; I don’t know how to cook and I really don’t have any desire to learn. Good thing I’m not planning on becoming a house wife!
I’m really not too picky of an eater and will basically eat anything that is placed in front of me, which basically doesn’t leave me any time to think of where the food came from. My hope for next year is that as I (hopefully) start going to the grocery store, I will be more conscious of where the food I’m buying is coming from.
I’m going to call next year my training year; I’m going to figure out what foods I really enjoy on top of being aware of where they came from. Hopefully after my “training year” I will have a set list of foods that I always have my pantry and refrigerator stocked with.
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