Spectrum Finals Food

Either treat yourself or go grocery shopping so you’re ready for your finals.

Everyone has their stress food. Around finals you find students either not eating at all or eating everything they can get their hands on.

Our editors picked out their favorite food that helps ease their finals week stress.

Rice or soup -Leif Jonasson, Editor-in-Chief

Leif Jonasson, Editor-in-Chief, finds this to be perfect for finals week stress. It’s simple, so you don’t have to worry about making anything. It’s also warm, which is good because it is incredibly unpleasant outside.

Mac and cheese -Taylor Schloemer, Sports Editor

Macaroni and cheese is the best college student food out there. First off, it is relatively cheap, which is a big plus.

After that, there are so many ways to make mac and cheese. Kraft? Velveeta? Insert store name here? Even within the brands there are a variety of options. Kraft mini-shells with the three cheeses is low-key a great change of pace.

And in a fortnight (two weeks, not the super annoying video game) where stress for students is the highest, why not go back to childhood? But instead of Anton Ego and his ratatouille, how about some shaped mac and cheese?

For the grown up, and someone who may actually want some nutritional value in their meal, add a protein to it. Chicken-bacon mac is a personal favorite and browning up some hamburger and throwing it in also works.

Just no ketchup. That is like putting pineapple on pizza.

Peanut butter – Phoebe Ellis, Head News Editor

Peanut butter. Straight out of the jar. Nothing else.

This is efficient, tasty and matches how much you hate yourself.

French toast – Jacob Elwell, Opinion Editor

Treat yourself this finals season with some French toast and sausage. Drizzle syrup over the whole thing and load the French toast with butter.

It’s been a rough ride through the semester, but some warm and fluffy pieces of French toast and greasy sausage will make that ride a little less bumpy. Pour yourself a glass of orange juice as well. After all, you’ve earned it.

Roast Spanish goat – Zachary Liu, Head Copy Editor

I know. It’s a bit extra, but you won’t regret it.

First step, pick out a nice sized female goat at your favorite goat dealer. For this recipe, she’s gotta be alive and still a virgin. (Quick tip: you’ll know if she’s still pure from the scent of her genitals.)

Once you procure your goat, take her out to your sacred fire pit in the woods. Make a small incision in her neck, spread that goat juice on your face and throw a cup of the red stuff into the flames.

If you’re lucky, Satan will be pleased and you’ll pass your finals. Also, you might even get to eat the goat.

Bagel Bites are also good.

A before and after meal – Laura Ellen Brandjord, A & E Editor

A go-to finals week meal for me is the $5 “Student Survival Kit” from Erbert & Gerberts. It includes a cookie, a bag of chips and your choice of classic sandwich. It’s saved me from collapsing from exhaustion many of times.

If you are looking for a celebratory meal after finals are officially over, head over to the weekly pancake breakfast at the Moorhead Masonic Lodge No. 126. Yes, Freemasons. No, I’m not joking. Every Saturday they host an all-you-can-eat-pancake feed from 7-11 a.m. Your choice of Swedish or buttermilk pancakes, choice of eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice for a flat $8. Everything is made to order, so you will have a bit of a wait depending on how busy it is, but it is absolutely worth it.

Cereal – Miranda Stambler, Features Editor

Not the grown-up lame Special K healthy stuff. Go back to your childhood roots of Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, Frosted Flakes, etc.

Cereal never really fills anyone up unless they have at least two bowls, and even with that you’ll get hungry about two hours later. So grab the large bag at the grocery store of your choice, and eat two bowls about six times a day. It will keep you healthy for your finals week stress.

Sushi – Ryan Nix, Co-News Editor

Go out and treat yourself. Instead of the grocery store sushi, grab something at a restaurant to ease those nerves over finals.

Now you have a list of foods to stress eat. Good luck on finals and try not to worry about any weight gain or your budget.

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