If you didn’t become either interested or disgusted by the title of this blogpost, I am surprised. I wasn’t trying to gross you out, but I do have a story to tell you. First though, I want to talk about Men’s Health magazine and the reason why I am only (kind of) a fan of these printed and bound publications. I’ve taken a couple of classes that discuss expectations for men and women which are incredibly unreasonable. This is a common topic for women, but it seems to be shoved aside for men. Expectations for the common person to look like the celebrity on the magazine cover is pretty unrealistic. I understand that. But I don’t think health magazines are complete nonsense. At the very least, they have some sort of influence on your habits in your everyday life. Maybe the articles inside push you to get up before class to workout instead of after, or choose whole wheat instead of white bread. That IS how I came to love wheat bread. I read it in a good ol’ fashion magazine article.
One thing I didn’t learn from a magazine is, you should never, simply microwave vienna sausage.
And that is where my roommate comes into the story. Let me remind you that I have been living with this giant, bearded man, since freshman year. I’ve seen him eat a sandwhich with a burger, 2 eggs, cheese, ketchup, and more cheese on white bread. (Seen below) There have been some other stuff on there, who knows really…
My point is, I should have learned from Men’s Health magazine instead of learning from that guy. I can’t really talk about making disgusting food though, considering my “BBQ ground pork” which tasted extremely sour, but I get to choose what is relevant since this is my blog. :) Back to the story though.
We had gone out to enjoy some two-for-one brews at a local bar because that is what seniors in college do, right? Not always, but in this case, yes. Plus, who doesn’t like a good two-for-one brew?
Unfortunately, pizza was no longer an option because waiting an hour wasn’t in our best interest. So we head home because I knew sleep was in my near future. Sleep wasn’t good enough for him though. This guy starts making corn beef, not before he fails to get the can open which ends in me cutting my thumb a little bit. Apparently the corn beef was taking to long though, because then pops out the vienna sausage. I was slightly confused why, when I walked around the corner, the sausages were just in a little white bowl. I didn’t question it though. I SHOULD HAVE.
I took myself a bite of one and there was a big problem. Why did I just take a bite out of a warm, uncooked, vienna sausage? Because I didn’t know they weren’t cooked. Instinct took over I put the half a vienna back in the bowl without saying anything.
Luckily, I was smart enough to not eat anymore of them. I was not however, nice enough to tell him he is supposed to cook those little viennas. Needless to say, his stomach didn’t like those too much, especially in the morning. So, I’ll give you a little advice.
Read this Men’s Health article on meal prep along with a couple recipes for dinner dishes that you can try out. Instead of coming home and eating corn beef out of the can, just do some food prep. It might take a little more time, but you won’t end up with a stomach ache in the morning. Oh and one more tidbit of advice…
Never, simply microwave vienna sausages.