Student poverty is one of those things that's miserable at the time but romantic upon reflection. "I ate nothing but two minute noodles for weeks," you'll proudly say, conveniently forgetting how sick the sight of those slimy noodles made you feel after two days.
Celebrate how far you've come with a student dinner party. A student dinner party is a potluck affair that allows guests to relive their cash strapped university days, with each guest bringing their favourite student dinner. Guests might like to create a more sophisticated version of their meal; after all, no one chooses to eat like a student.
Here are some ideas to get you started.
Now that you've got the kitchen space, trade instant pasta dinners for the real thing – pasta and a delicious sauce made from scratch.
You once favoured two minute noodles because they were cheap and easy to make, but now you can order something that's tastier and more nutritious from Red Rock.
Toasted sandwiches might have been hearty and satisfying back then, but they're not going to cut it now. Try quesadillas or calzones instead.
And my favourite university days snack, tomatoes on toast, can easily be turned into an heirloom tomato tart.
A student dinner party is an fun option for a reunion with your school friends. Continue the theme by using a bed sheet as a table cloth, and setting the table with mismatched plates and mugs instead of glasses. When it comes to wine, though, it's best to let your adult palate – and wallet – make the call.