Views of a Pledge: Eating on the go

Matt Hasty

When someone is pledging a fraternity, he spends any remaining time, aside from classes, work, and communicating with family, hanging out with fellow pledge brothers and future brothers. Unless someone has money to go out to get lunches or dinners, cooking can be a tedious thing to do. So how does one eat a time and cost-effective meal?

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you five super-easy, time-efficient meals that won’t make your wallet groan.

1. Tortilla Pizza


Tortilla Shells

Pizza or Marinara Sauce

Shredded or Sliced Cheese


  1. Put a tortilla on a plate and open your pizza sauce.

  2. Pour pizza sauce on the tortilla and spread it all around until all of the tortilla is covered with pizza sauce.

  3. Throw the shredded or sliced cheese on the tortilla with sauce on it.

  4. For efficient eating, you could throw another tortilla atop the sauced tortilla, and make it look like a quesadilla. You don’t have to do this, but beware it could get messy to eat.

  5. Place in the microwave and cook it for a minute. After it is done, cut it with a pizza cutter or a knife.


2. Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches


1 Piece of Ham

1 Piece of Cheese

2 Pieces of Bread



  1. Spray a skillet with a cooking spray. You don’t necessarily have to do this, but it makes the sandwiches come out easier if you do.

  2. Butter your bread, then place one piece of the buttered bread in the skillet. The buttered side should be facing down.

  3. Place your cheese atop the bread in the skillet, then your ham.

  4. Place the other piece of buttered bread atop the ham and cheese in the skillet with the buttered side facing up.

  5. Turn on the stove halfway. Cook each side of the sandwich until it is brown on both sides. After it is brown, slide onto a plate and enjoy.


3. Poor Man’s Spaghetti

1 Pack of Ramen

Pizza Sauce

Grated Cheese (optional)


  1. Crush the Ramen while it is in the package and then open the package. Empty contents of the package into a bowl. Take the flavor packet and cast it aside.

  2. Fill the bowl with water until the Ramen is completed covered.

  3. Microwave for three minutes.

  4. Drain the water from the bowl using a noodle strainer.

  5. Microwave your pizza sauce in a small Tupperware bowl for 45 seconds.

  6. Pour pizza sauce on the strained Ramen and mix until the Ramen is evenly mixed in with the pizza sauce.

  7. Place the grated cheese on the final product for added flavor.

With these recipes, you should never go hungry after a lengthy day. I have tried each of these recipes, and I can say they are a simple way to eat when you’re in a pinch.

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