Hello, readers! I’m back from a fun-filled weekend in Indiana where I attended my 5 year college reunion, and since I haven’t cooked or eaten anything but burgers (or so it seems) for the last few days, I don’t have any recipes to post. Instead, here are a few pictures from the weekend.
Stop 1: Indianapolis.
Stop 2: Greencastle, Indiana. After checking into the dorms we headed to our old hangout: the front porch of SAE. We had Marvin’s delivered, and I ate my first GCB in four years. It was amazing. For those of you unfamiliar with Marvin’s and the GCB, Marv’s is to DePauw as The Max is to Bayside, and the GCB is their infamous garlic cheeseburger. It’s really just two burger patties on a long bun with tons of garlic salt and maybe parsley sprinkled on top. At least I think that’s the deal. I hope to unlock the secret one of these days. In case you were wondering, the burger pictured above was shared by two of us.
After visiting our sorority on Saturday, we took a brief walk around campus and then headed to a nearby bar to cool off. The weather was brutal – upper 80s and incredibly humid, and we could hardly stand to be outside for more than a few minutes. After living in Minnesota for three years I’d almost forgotten how hot and humid summers can be. Fortunately the dorms are now air-conditioned.
GCB #2 and ranch fries. I am usually a ranch hater, but there’s something about the ranch at Marvin’s that elevates it above all other versions that I’ve tried. Would you like to know something gross? This was only the second of three burgers I ate over the course of two days. For our class dinner that night we were served mediocre burgers, which made all of us excited for reunions down the road when our class donations are in the million-dollar range and we get better food.
Sunday breakfast at a diner in Plainfield. Not surprisingly, no one in our party ordered the fried mush, which my aunts tell me is actually corn meal.
No one ordered the sausage roll-up either.
On a final DePauw-related note, here are a couple of food blogs from my classmates:
I’m going into a meat-free, vegetable-filled detox for a while and should have some new recipes up soon. Stay tuned!