I bet he thought he'd be eating better than this once he arrived at college.........haha.
Mmmmmmmm! Dorm food!
Welcome to campus young fella
give that man a steak, don't toy with him!
On a diet and has to eat dorm food. At least he won't be lacking in the anger department come gameday.
A wise man once told me, "There are starving children in East Quad who would kill to have the food you're having, so eat up."
There can't be a dorm food thread without a mention of "sexy grandpa" serving up the food in Bursley Hall (North Campus).
I guess Ondre is a lefty
Nah, he's just eating European style. Normally he has the knife in his other hand.
Woa that explains so much. I dated an Aussie girl & she would never set her knife down when eating, instead using her off hand to operate the fork. I felt kinda silly when I realized how inefficient my technique of constantly setting down my knife & passing my fork from hand to hand was. Then again, I eat so fast usually that I think I appreciate how this keeps me at a reasonable pace.
Never heard of this as european style. I don't know how I learned it, don't even know what my family does, but I'm right handed and keep the fork in my left. I eat with a soon with my right. I guess i probably eat with a fork in my right if I'm not using a knife...
The things you learn on mgo...
My German mother ate that way (and all the relatives on that side of the family, not that I see them that often).
Woa, as of Thursday morning when I looked at this, teldar & Other Chris have the exact same number of mGoPoints (1186). Congratulations on this odd coincidence. I will interpret this as an omen that today is going to be awesome.
The eating with the right hand, since the revolutionary war to distinguish us from the British supporters who ate with the fork in the left hand.
you'd hold the fork in your left hand, cut with the knife in your right, put the knife down, swap the fork from left to right then eat? Huh. I'm the same as teldar. It never occurred to me to do it any other way.
and keep it in the right hand the entire time. As a vegetarian, I rarely have dishes that require a knife to cut the food, so the fork can stay in my dominant hand the entire time. That's probably very gauche of me, but oh well.
As a lefty I started eating this way naturally, since that always kept the fork is in my dominant hand and knife in my off hand. I never felt like I needed the extra dexterity with my knife hand.
That's how I used to do it (and still do except at nicer restaurants/occasions). I got corrected by my wife with some gentle nagging. :) It makes more sense to me though, I don't need to cut with that much precision so left hand with the knife is fine, more important is not sticking my fork in my eye because I have no coordination with my left hand.
Good short piece on the difference. This is why I frequent Ethiopian places where utensils are discouraged.
But I love you more for your dog on dog photo...love that pic.
Thanks, that's me on the bottom
you were a sub.
It also prevents eating with two forks.
After tasting some of that dorm food at MoJo, every student gravitates towards the salads and sandwiches. The only two good choices + fries.
What exactly is that green vegetation on the plate to the right?
Space food. Zoltan's giving back.
Looks like something Yoda made for Luke Skywalker in the first Star Wars.
I'm not even a Star Wars nut and I know that Yoda didn't even appear in the first Star Wars movie. He was in the second film released (empire strikes back) which was actually the fifth in the series.
"Fifth film"? Whatever you're smoking I'd like some of that. Everyone knows that there are only 3 films
Looks like broccoli with what should be tomatoes but the coloring is off. Maybe peppers. He does have chicken, wome other type of meat, and what looks like possibly mashed potatoes so I don't feel too bad for him. It takes me a lot of exercise to lose weight on that diet.
There is only one way to consume broccoli at Michigan. Ondre is going to enjoy himself immensely once he learns the ropes at the old alma mater.
Sorry to state the obvious but CHICKEN BROCOLLI BAKE?
And I still lust after chicken broccoli bake.
Broccoli looks hot house, not much color. Maybe the same for the tomatoes.
That's one way of making good weight. No more drumstick noming for PeeWee.
He'll be eating elephant soon.
heard he went to a mostly vegi diet a couple weeks prior to heading into town anyway, in order to make sure he dropped a few pounds. So, at least it's not completely foreign.
Meal he's eaten in 17 years...
No that was just the 11th course.
He needs some chicken broccoli bake, stat.
I was so intrigued by the chicken broccoli bake (they didn't have it when I was in school) that I dug up the recipe and made it. I have a feeling it's much better made in school cafeteria quantities.
That was probably the best meal one could get at South Quad when I was there (aside from training table of course).
I've seen the recipe posted online, but it is more of a chicken dish poured over rice the way they describe it there, but when I ate it in South Quad it was more of a one pot dish all mixed together (and absolutely incredible).
If I recall correctly, there is actually a poster here with the handle "Chicken Broccoli Bake" who knows pretty much all there is to know on the subject, and he can probably shed some light on how to make it the "real" way for ultimate deliciousness.
but my mother always makes a chicken broccoli lasagna that is incredible. I hate broccoli but that dish is outstanding.
See... I remember Mosher-Jordan having some of the better cafeteria food, though Stockwell was always the best. I even sometimes made the trip from East Quad specifically to eat at Stockwell because EQ's cafeteria was that bad.
Being a fellow East Quader, atleast there was always the Half Ass downstairs for a decent alternative. Couldn't go wrong with the burgers. Sunday brunch was good too in the cafe. Awful tough to screw up bacon and hash browns.
The rumors of East Quad's poor dining have been greatly exaggerated. This RC alum ate just fine there for two years, and found the fare at South and West to be just about exactly the same.
That being said, the Halfass curly fries... Good lawd. Mix that with some disaffected youth blasting Neutral Milk Hotel, man, I'm getting all nostalgic. Spent many a meal credit down there on burgers, fries, and pints of Ben and Jerry's.
I blasted Neutral Milk Hotel yesterday. Aeroplane over the sea never gets old!
In 1997-98 it was awful, we definitely went searching campus for any other meal we could find.
he must've eaten there after MoJo was renovated. but you're right, that place was a dump.
East Quad has an unnatural number of vegetarians and they seem to rule the place. There were times when all they had were vegetarian foods. Very frustrating especially when I was starving.
There is a zero percent chance there was ever a time when East Quad solely served vegetarian fare. Zero. Make fun of the hippie RC folk all you want, but at least be reasonably accurate about it.
I swear on all that is Ohio, every food was vegetarian.
I honestly remember the fake meat in the veggie dishes being better than the real meat. So I often hit the veggie dishes. Then I went on the meal plan where you only get a handful of meals a week, but a pile of entree plus points. I lived off the various places in the Union after that.
The only thing I miss are the M branded waffle makers.
You chose to eat at Stockwell.
East Quad was truly terrible. Absolutely horrendous, lived there freshmen year and never ate there.
which dorm is this?
Mosher-Jordan (also: Mojo, Hill Dining Center)
I really miss the food in Bursley, by far best on campus. Plus, where else could you get served by sexy grandpa?
Everyone talked about how good Bursley's food was, but I thought it was consistently worse than South Quad and anything on the Hill. East Quad was awful though. And sexy grandpa!
As an engineer, I had my share of lunches up there and was never really that impressed. I lived in Couzens hall and that place was pretty darn good, good enough to gain the freshmen 15 (although that was mostly all you can eat soft serve).
He's no different from anybody else... It's what you eat late at night that piles on the pounds. That's why most magic diet pills and weight loss plans specify that you take their pill or eat their menu at dinner and then don't eat anything else before going to bed—they know that it's the midnight pizza and the 1am fudge ripple that's the killer.
The killer isn't that you're eating the midnight pizza and 1 AM fudge ripple, it's that you're eating the pizza and fudge ripple. The time you eat the food is irrelevant.
EDIT: Reread this and I kind of came off as a dick; that is not intentional. I get what you're saying, if someone is sticking to a diet plan, then screws it up late at night, then they're obviously not going to be losing weight.
Phew! Thank goodness! Bourbon is not on your list. I'm cool.
Posting without reading should be a capital offense.
You can see the pain in the big mans' eyes.
He is the living embodiment of Sad Panda
you can't really see his eyes in the pic. If you had gotten close enough to really see them, he would have eaten you.
In order to eat vegetables and salad, somebody has to slip me some LSD and bath salts.
That might be the only thing we have in common. Aside from the fact that we're both losers and spend too much time on MGoBlog.
No such thing!
eat a salad regularly... it's just mixed together as part of a hamburger, sub, pizza, ect.
...that bath salts have a much different impact on your diet.
I believe that would make you a cannibal, which unless you eat a complete vegan would not count as a salad. And I'm not sure about the vegan part.
Wow - had no idea we added a new dorm, North Quad. I'll assume its cafeteria and everything else are top-notch.
It's where the Frieze Building used to be.
Sad. I loved that rickety old place.
That building was (long ago) a high school. My great great grandfather went to high school there. In making north quad, the kept the old facade (north side, on huron). It looks really nice.
some of the ornamental pieces into the new building or used them as landscaping pieces. Nice touches, although I think they were coerced into it by a historical society.
It is, but good luck finding somewhere to sit.
It's probably the best right now. It can only seat probably around 200 so that's a big pain in the ass. Also, the portions are TINY.
Thats a 5 star meal
Once you drop that bad weight, Coach will put you on a steak diet, my friend. Then thing'll be okay.
If it makes it any easier, I had a cup of soup and a salad for lunch. (But the soup was cheddar baked potato and I covered the salad in full-fat ranch, so...)
Low-fat salad dressing is for pussies.
And healthy people.
Stick with it Ondre!! I've lost over 100 pounds due to good diet. The process sucks sometimes (the look on his face confirms that) but it's worth it in the end.
Congrats to you, good sir. That's a lot of dietary pain and suffering to endure, but after the initial diet shock, I'm sure you've adjusted well to your new normal. Keep the spirits up and the diet healthy.
Can you feel me in on your plan??
The plate to the left looks to be milksteak. Mmmm, nutritious and tasty!
Don't forget the jelly beans Ondre, they make the meal!
Doesn't look too bad to me......but I'm also not very picky.
If that was his whole meal, I'd feel bad for him, but he probably had 12 plates of that.
I just hope he plays enough so he can attend a few press conferences this fall. It will be gold, Jerry, gold I tell you....
I had a nearly identical version of that shirt...except it had a Nike swoosh. It was one of the early synthetic fiber shirts, so it smelled horribly after about 10 wears--regardless of how I washed it.
I actually saw him on campus today (along with a lot of other eager freshmen). He is a beast!
Its nice how they cut the Grill on the Hill basket out of the bottom of the picture. That definitely contained a burger/hot dog with fries.
And going off MoJo's menu for today it appears that he is roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, and grilled zucchini as well as his assorted plate of veggies.
This thread also reminded me that I'll have to eat MoJo food for a month starting on the 22nd when my MMSS counselor job starts.
Both of my kids toured Michigan during their college selection process. They had probably toured 15 or 20 other colleges first. The dorms and the dorm food were among the worst we saw. Both of them were accepted but neither one chose my alma mater, much to my disappointment. I don't think food or housing was the main reason for them, but it would have been for me. And don't get me on that lousy stadium food again.
In the last 5 years Michigan has done some very extensive renovations of the dorms and dining halls, so they're a lot better than they used to be.
Everyone knows you pick a school for the football team.
Or which schools will look the other way at opportune moments....
And all I wanted in the food department was enough. But my kids are out-of-state, and for the cost of going to Michigan they could also go to many fine private colleges. So their comparisons were not to other Big State U's, but the comparisons (two and three years ago) were not favorable (regarding just dorms and food). I wonder if the people who down-voted my post have been around enough to know, because I'll bet that not many of them have seen as many colleges as I have in the last three years.
Don't remember if this was a one-off thing or not, but on MLK Day, they had a Martin Luther King theme dinner in East Quad at least.
They served fried chicken, collard greens, ham hocks, black eyed peas. For real.
It was *really* good and I'd eat it again in a heartbeat (or maybe lack thereof, considering the cholesterol content!), but me and my friends were agape at how thoroughly they managed to hit all the stereotypes for Black food. Not the most offensive thing that's ever been done, but I was minorly shocked they got away with serving that menu. Seriously, the only thing missing was watermelon.
Or any more racist than serving lasagna in honor of Italians or shawarma as Jewish food. Black people have a food culture.
I see where you are coming from, but "soul food" is a recognized, non-derogatory, non-pejorative, and might I add freaking delicious category of food. I understand why you'd be uncomfortable with a dinner based on "let's serve food that black people like!" but there was a legitimate traditional food theme for the menu you saw.
I once trooped a busload of high school counselors around on a week-long tour of colleges. Any campus where we ate, they trotted out their nicest banquet food to impress us. We got heartily sick of that stuff. At the end of the week we visited an HBCU which said screw the fancy wedding reception fare, we're serving soul food. You've never seen a more grateful bus full of people.
If you want moderately offensive, my campus used to have "hillbilly night' which included RC Cola and moon pies. It was not the most politically correct label for the dinner, but it was always a hit.
Did Ondre say what his weight is right now or what his target weight is? I remember him talking about the Army All-American game last year where he said he played at 360 lbs.
We got two meals a day, one on Sunday in the dorms back in the day. Quality could be summed up by once my piece of chicken coming complete with a feather (I am not making that up).
Thank god for five buck a case Goebel. I would've lost even more weight without it.
Now all of you youngsters kindly remove yourself from the grassy area in front of my house.
Sir, pardon me for asking you, "Who the hell did you hit!?"
Having worked at SQuad Dining, I know for a fact these guys aren't eating the 'normal' dorm food. Training Table food is pretty lux, even if it's 'diet' food.
Diet food is really just not eating junk food. If he spends most of his time in the wheight room this summer he's going to have to consume large quantities of protein!
It's also the portion. You can eat tons of "healthy" food and gain weight. I agree with you though, assuming he's doing his part in summer conditioning, an aggressive low-cal diet is probably not necessary
If I eat too many calories in one day but still feel hungry, I just eat a piece of fruit or two. It fills me up and the calories don't hurt much.