Bacon Love

I consider myself a lover of bacon. I mean, what doesn’t taste better with bacon? It is fabulous, and of course so are pigs. That being said, I don’t know if I want to eat bacon anytime soon. What happened you may ask to change my love of bacon? The answer is nothing. I still love bacon, but I had my fill of it  at the CAB Bacon Day event tonight. No worries though, I’m sure it will only last a day.

The event was held in Rumley and hoards of students lined up at the doors to ensure they got a coveted t-shirt. I stood in the cold for an hour, where my toes went numb and I was given bacon gum to try. I do not recommend the gum. Everyone ended up spitting it out. If you want an idea of what it tasted like think dog treat with molasses and in gum form. My advice, don’t try it. You will need gum for the gum.

The wait was worth it though. Not only were the t-shirts great, but the whole event was. After getting an “I Love Bacon” shirt, students could sample a bunch of bacon food. There was turkey bacon, peppercorn bacon, bacon in chocolate, bacon dip, sausage wrapped in bacon and ice cream (it wasn’t bacon flavored). After eating, you could participate in bacon themed games like “bacon hole” (corn hole), pig races, pin the tail on the pig, and bean and bacon soup eating contest. Prizes such as piggy banks and other bacon flavored treats were given out in bacon bags to winners.

As you can see, bacon and pigs were the order of the day, but let me tell you, it was sooo good. The pig races and chocolate bacon had to be my favorite, and you can bet your bacon I’m wearing my bacon love t-shirt.

Thanks CAB for a great event!

Written by Marisa Linton 

Sipping Snow

If you haven’t noticed, it snowed last night. The white blanket of frozen precipitation, cancelled classes and provided much winter fun for you all. If you are like me though, your toes are numb and snow has seeped into some unwanted places. It is time to thaw out a bit and go inside. Before you head inside, grab some CLEAN snow and be prepared to make some yummy goodness.

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The Traditional Snow Cream

Ingredients:

8 cups of snow

1 (14oz) can of sweetened condensed milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

or

1 gallon of snow

1 cup of sugar

2 cups of milk

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.

Directions: Mix it all together and serve.

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Kool Snow Slush

Ingredients:

Bowl of snow

Pack of Kool-Aid

Directions: Mix the Kool-Aid and snow to make a slushy of sorts. Enjoy

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Snow Pancakes

This recipe originated in WWII era when eggs were in short supply.

Ingredients:

1 cup of packed snow

1 cup of flour

1 cup of milk

butter to fry

pinch of salt

Directions:

Mix ingredients until they are a batter consistency. Drop the batter into the pan with the butter and cook like a normal pancake.

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Stay warm out there Camels, and enjoy the day off in a winter wonderland.

Written by: Marisa Linton

Shaping Up… Dorm Style

For those who are blessed with the love of going to the gym and running and just exercising in general, I envy you. Between classes, clubs, and friends, working out is the last thing on many of our minds. Sure, it’s the new year and the Freshman 15 is looming over heads, creating the perfect excuse to get in shape, but let’s face it–it is not always easy. Not to mention that after working out, it hurts and you wonder what ever possessed you to do it.

Despite all this, it is a good idea to get in a routine of exercising. It may suck a little bit, but it will be worth while. It can be super easy too. If you don’t like going to Zumba or the gym, take a look at these dorm room exercises that are sure to set you on your way to a healthier life and better you.

The Desk

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It’s in every dorm room… the desk. Maybe you actually use it for homework, or maybe it has turned into the entertainment system. Whatever you are using it for, you can also use it to work out. With your desk against the wall, place your hands a little more than shoulder width apart on the edge of the desk. Keep your feet on the ground, back straight and chest in line with the edge of the desk. Lower your body until you are six inches from the desk and push back up. Kind of like a push-up. Work your way up to 3 sets of 15.

Coffee Overload?

College students drink a lot of coffee and sometimes get hyper. To channel that energy or to prevent yourself from reaching for more snacks, do 3 rounds of 20 stadium runs and 20 jumping jacks. For the stadium runs, get in a push-up position on the ground. Bring your left knee to your chest and then your right in a running motion. make sure to keep abs tight.

Getting the Most Money out of Your Textbooks

Textbooks are sooooo expensive. Why not use them for more than class, and no I don’t mean as fire fuel. Use them to exercise. Lay face up on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Get the heaviest textbook you have and hold it above your head. Lift your head and shoulders with the textbook high above your head. Hold for 1 second and slowly release, completing 3 sets of 15.

Nap Time…Not!

For this one you are allowed to be on your bed, bu NO napping. Agreed? Good. Now we can continue. To sculpt your arms sit on the edge of the bed with your hands next to your hips. Slowly lower your hips off the bed in a dip, using your arms and bending your elbows. Don’t sink into your shoulders or go past 90 degrees. 3 sets of 15. Now you can nap.

Sitting on the Job

Grab your desk chair and act like you are going to sit in it. Don’t actually sit in it. Before you sit stand back up like a squat. The chair acts as a good reference point. To burn more calories, jump from the bent position.

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There you go, a simple, dorm workout that is sure to get you fit and keep the Freshman 15 at bay. Stick with it and encourage each other. Happy workout!

Reference: http://www.shape.com/fitness/workouts/dorm-room-workout-routines

Written by Marisa Linton