Recipes from the cookbook of the father who is a little too attached to his college days

Recipes from the cookbook of the father who is a little too attached to his college days

hot dog


Travel directions:

1. Poke holes in the hot dog or it may explode.

2. Put it in the microwave for thirty seconds.

3. Put the hot dog in the bun.

4. Boom! That’s all you need to do!

stir fry!


  • Oh man, just go to the grocery store, go to the produce section and buy some of everything. Carrots, snow peas, mushrooms, man, aubergine? Just what! Broccoli!
  • They now have all the vegetables together in bags labeled “Stir Fry”, but that’s cheating.
  • Chicken if you feel like it.
  • Rice if you have time.
  • Soy sauce from bottle or packets.

Travel directions:

1. Stir everything together in a wok.

2. If you don’t have a wok, look around the apartment. The last people may have left a wok.

3. If not, it’s a good excuse to stop by someone’s home and introduce yourself.

4. My friend Wendy had a wok, but it stayed with her at home. I was there a lot.



  • 1 thing from Top Ramen
  • Water

Travel directions:

1. Fifty-nine cents. You have chicken, beef or pork.

2. I lived at Top Ramen junior year. At least one meal a day, often two.

3. It… er… I had to go to the health center because the salt intake made me fall apart a bit. It was bad.

4. Boil the water, throw the thing in, drain the water, put in the powdery stuff.

5. I almost missed my midterm from all that salt, but Wendy came to see me, so that was…good. This was years before I met Mom.

6. I recently saw a place on Selby Avenue, a ramen restaurant. And their ramen costs about seventeen dollars for a bowl!

7. Prices have definitely gone up!

Quesadilla or Burrito


  • Tortillas (1-2)
  • Fried beans (can)
  • Cheese, pre-cut

Optional ingredients:

  • salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Meat
  • guac

Travel directions:

1. Put beans and cheese in tortilla. Meat if you have some.

2. Microwave. Maybe clean the microwave first. Which we never did when I was in college. I mean, it got a decent position in that thing. We just forgot! I mean, this was our life: go to class and learn organic chemistry, Brit Lit, sociology. It was intense. And then party like crazy all weekend.

3. That microwave though. Talk about organic chemistry. Wendy thought my quesadillas were disgusting.

4. Make sure the meat is not past its expiration date. Believe me.

store sauce


  • ketchup (some)
  • mayonnaise (sometimes)

Travel directions:

1. You just mix them up!

2. I learned this from a man in my fraternity who we called The Store. Store!

3. He showed me how to do this at the Jackpot Mini-mart.

4. You get your corndog or yo-yo potatoes and you make Store Sauce.

5. We went there all the time, you just yelled, “Going to Jackpot!” and people would yell back, “Jackpot!” and walk down there.

6. You have to eat it there. That food is not sustainable.

7. We can make something of it. Do you want to make Store Sauce?

BBQ chicken


  • Sliced ​​chicken parts (raw)
  • Barbecue sauce (any)

Travel directions:

1. Spread the sauce on it and hit it on the grill.

2. Cook it all the way through. This is important.

3. Otherwise, boom, back to the health center.

4. And friends who came to see you before will say they’re getting a little tired of what they call your “pattern.”

5. And things will feel different when you recover and you may not have time to get things back to where you want them before it’s too late.

6. And then you just… life, you know?

7. Everything just goes away.

8. You graduate, you go somewhere and it’s all over.

9. Seriously, promise me you’ll cook that chicken all over.

Wendy is now in advertising

Didn’t you say you wanted to go into that:

Because I can turn to her if you need advice:

1. About how to break into the company.

2. Her company may need interns.

3. Or she can be a business contact.

4. You want… should I just try to contact her?

5. Watch what happens?

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