Comfort, Home, Microsoft, and Subway

Everyone has these little quirks about them, and the more I’ve begun to blog, the more I’ve realized my own little quirks.  Not that a blog about cooking has anything to do with my annoyance with someone else’s computer or eating Subway somewhere other than the Subway restaurant.

Once I wanted to cook so badly, but my kitchen was occupied (pains of being a college student, without your own home).  I created the genius idea that I’m going to go cook at my grandparent’s house, forgetting how uncomfortable it is to cook outside of your own kitchen, and burnt the chicken.  Yes, I’ll admit it, I burnt the chicken.  Something I haven’t done since I first tried to recreate my mother’s Chicken Spaghetti back in the seventh grade.  Some reason, cooking in your own kitchen is just so much more rewarding.

Food is not only better cooked from home but it tastes better when cooked there too.  I don’t know what it is about it, but once I started college, I realized this.  I tried making my favorite meals in my dorm room (on an electric skillet), and even though I used the exact same ingredients, it didn’t taste anything like I wanted it to.  I think there is always a little hint of the atmosphere around you cooked into your food.  Like, has anyone noticed that Subway tastes better if you eat it in the Subway restaurant?

It is so much easier to study and prepare for a test, when you are using your own computer.  I don’t know what it is about this magical 17” pale green laptop (everyone says it’s too big, but hush it has feelings too) that allows me to get my study cap on and produce something quicker than on another computer.

I was at work, trying to get a study guide prepared for one of my finals and the old computer with a non-updated version of Microsoft Word was bugging me beyond belief.  I couldn’t get over how frustrating it was that the Microsoft Word that I was using did not rearrange my words for me when I spelt them wrong (beleif), or didn’t delete my extra letter that I like to throw in sometimes (bettter).

Just a thought.  Maybe this all just shows how addicted I am to comfort.

Okay, tidbit is over, back to cooking. 🙂

——Do you have any weird quirks like this?——

The Ugly Truth

Tip:  Don’t believe everything that you hear advertised. 

I am the biggest Subway fan probably in the whole world.  My father and I have been eating there together for the past seven years every Wednesday.  Not only that, me and my boyfriend eat there at least once a week on top of that.  AND sometimes I’ll even treat myself with a nice Subway sandwich at lunch at work.  I prefer Subway over any other fast food restaurant, and I used to like to think that you could eat anything there and it would have much less calories than a McDonald’s hamburger.

According to McDonald’s Nutrition Information, a Quarter Pounder with Cheese has 510 calories.  So in comparison to McDonald’s how much do you think my favorite sandwich at Subway has?  It is shown below, and it is an Italian BMT on Italian Herbs and cheese with lettuce, tomato, onions, green peppers, black olives, banana peppers, jalapenos, American cheese, oil, vinegar, and light mayo.

This sandwich has approximately 600 calories according to Subway’s Nutrition Information.  Can you believe that?  This sandwich has MORE calories than a Quarter Pounder with Cheese at McDonald’s.

This sandwich has around 20 grams of fat, 1500 mg of sodium, and 47 carbohydrates.
While the Quarter Pounder with cheese has 26 grams of fat, 1190 mg of sodium, and 40 carbohydrates.

I’m not saying that you should choose a greasy hamburger over a yummy fresh sandwich, but don’t think that you are always making the healthier decision.  You just have to make sure that you watch what you put on a sandwich because sometimes those are the things that add up (for example, this sandwich has much more calories because of the special bread, mayo, oil and vinegar).

No matter the calories, I will always choose Subway.  🙂