(This was written before the box arrived, so apologies for any confusion caused by the change in ingredients.)
I have no idea what to cook today. The ingredients we have left are the nappa cabbage, kale, potatos, onions, eggs, and flesh, but we can’t think of any dishes that we can make with these foods. I was planning on making some asian thing with the cabbage, but our leftover ginger had mysteriously disappeared, so that was that. There’s probably some dish out there that contains these ingredients, but, being college students with little cooking skills, we (me, Roommate S, and Friend A) didn’t know any. So we are stumped. Thankfully, The Other Friend A, who actually knows how to cook, happens to stop by while we were standing around and doing nothing. “Oh man, you should make omeletes! Kale is delicious in omeletes.” So omeletes it is! Omeletes are great. All you do is dump all of your food together on top of a fried egg and eat it. There’s no need ot worry about seasoning or cooking time. It’s the laziest food ever. Also, the C-Store sells eggs, so I can spend my infinite dbal! Too bad that none of us actually know how to make omeletes.
How to Cook Omeletes (probably)
Obtain eggs and things to put in omeletes.
Turn things to put in omelets into small pieces.
Heat things in pan until GOOD ENOUGH.
So it turns out that omelets are actually kind of hard to make. It’d probably help if we tried to pile less stuffing onto the egg before we tried to omlete-ify it, but it can’t be helped.
Suddenly, Friend L showes up out of nowhere and decides to try her hand at making an omelete. Using the power of duelweilding spatulas, she manages to create the perfect omelete despite having no prior omelete cooking skills!
The finished product:
I guess the moral of this story is: even if you don’t know how to cook, you can still make food.
(The omelets were delicious.)
Whenever I tell someone that Caltech has an undergraduate population of less than one thousand people, their first reaction is disbelief. “Really?” they exclaim. “You must know everyone! How can you get a real college experience with so few undergrads?”
One of the most exciting aspects of college life is the freedom that students enjoy when living on their own. When most students think about college life, one of the first things that comes to mind is Greek life, with the many sororities and fraternities on campuses across the country. While Caltech does not have Greek life, per se, we do have a unique housing system, similar to that of Hogwarts. There are eight houses and one residence on campus: Avery, Blacker, Dabney, Fleming, Lloyd, Page, Ricketts, Ruddock, and the Bechtel Residence. Each of the houses has its own unique culture, character, and traditions. I am a member of Ruddock House!
This past year was so different than most of us could have ever imagined. Living in “the virtual school year” posed a plethora of challenges, but at the same time, it opened the door to new possibilities. As a society, we learned how to better operate in a virtual world, and as individuals, we had time for new endeavors. For myself, this meant taking the leap of faith to move away from home and live with some fellow Techers. While I had already had the experience of moving away from home and coming to live in the Caltech houses, this was quite different. Instead of living in organized student residences with hundreds of other students, a meal plan, and tons of support resources, I was about to go live with just 5 other people (some of which I did not know super well) and we had to find and manage our own housing, food, and necessities.