I haven't heard complaints about the quality. I did hear some weeks ago that my kid was hungry because the dining hall closes early and the late-night food available tends to be greasy. I sent him some staples through Amazon. I imagine we'll get a better sense of what is going on over Thanksgiving.
I'm a little concerned that my son is not paying attention to getting to and from The Game. He needs to get back to NH that night so he can catch a shuttle to JFK the next day. Will there be a bus that he rides there and back?
Thanks for the menu link - my daughter read that to us the other day on the phone and she said it was all terrible. I'm reading it now and it all sounds pretty good. I think she's just stressed out.
About The Game - she's going on the bus Friday night and staying at TD's sister house at Harvard. Do you know if they can take backpacks into the football game? If not, where should she leave her stuff so that she can get it before the bus leaves for NH at 5:00? Does anyone have any recent experience with this?
D has not really liked the food from day 1. She is not a finicky eater and has a broad palate. Just feels that the food is too bland or too boring. We tended to go out to eat a lot at home and have many different types of ethnic foods when we went out. Notes that the food selection is better in the commons but the walk is too far. Maybe will start cooking food in the rc kitchens??
My D has gotten tired of the food, too. She loves vegetables, and they're always overcooked in the dining halls. We have supplemented liberally from Trader Joe when she comes home -- even sent some turkey meatballs with pasta and sauce back right before Sandy (I am probably feeding half of her dorm).
Oh, she doesn't keep too much. She likes a lot of their bars and chips and dips, etc. and she has a small fridge and a box she keeps food it that has a lid. She shares too with her suite. They are much cheaper than the stores around Yale so, she tries to get snacks she likes, fruit, cereal. etc.
Well my daughter isn't a picky eater - she likes all types of food. And she really liked Yale's food when she first got there. She says that the menus all *sound* good, but that it doesn't *taste* as good as it did earlier in the semester. They apparently don't know how to cook rice, their fritters aren't really fritters, all their soups are bad, and something having to do with squid last week was just terrible.
I'm sure the squid was bad (I can't imagine doing squid in a dining hall). The rice is probably overcooked - but edible. The soups and the fritters, I don't know about. But I wonder if it all wouldn't taste better if she didn't have a whole week of exams to stress out over. Anyway, I'm glad she's going to the game on Saturday, and then home on Sunday. I think she needs to relax and recharge.