Can’t even believe I’m writing this, but THIS WEEK is the last week I will be dining at Blanchard (ever). So now the real question is, what should I try before leaving? Tell me what I’ve missed out on! xoxo, The Blanchaholic UPDATE: I just got a few panicked messages (lol) and I wanted to clarify that I AM A SENIOR and that’s why I’m leaving. Just in case that...
presentandaccountedfor asked: Guys guys. Chicken Quesadilla (w/ salsa and sour cream); Guacamole; Carrots; Milk; 7:25!!!!
wichuraiana asked: What toppings can you get on a personal pizza?
Burnt popcorn alert!
It’s preeeeeetty smoky in here. Bring a fan to dinner? Xoxo, The blanchaholic
Welcome back from break!
This week I challenge you all to make friends with a person near you in line. You might learn something new. Example: today at lunch the girl behind me got daal and a container of shrimp from the salad station to out on top. Creative choice! I will be trying it next time, aka tonight at dinner. Xoxo, The blanchaholic
I just got to skip 15+ people in the Deli line because I wanted a quesadilla. Who’s winning now?! Xoxo, The Blanchaholic
Can you imagine if Blanchard sold Nutella in those little cups they currently dish out Hummus in? They’d make bank. Or they’d have this (hilarious) problem. xoxo, The Blanchaholic
REBLOG: Dear Tumblr, help a transplant
playingthecards: How do you find new, stimulating things to do in New York? Random events, concerts, art openings, plays, food festivals, etc.? As of now, my explorations are limited to a new bar every weekend, which is feeling pretty lame. Is there some app, some Facebook group, some website, some listserv, some other Tumblr I should be a part of? Any MHC alums or NYC natives want to help a...
Some inside sources told me Kale is the Veggie of the Week starting Monday. Overjoyed. Xoxo, The Blanchaholic
One more thing
It’s time for this semester’s fashion PSA: please wear pants in Blanchard!!!!!!!!!!!
The ATM line is fifteen people deep. Have fun! Xoxo, The blanchaholic
Today was a win! Among other reasons, my Mary Lyon sandwich was so memorable, it was honestly a religious experience. The bagel was perfectly charred. The eggs and sausage aligned on the bagel. The cheese melted. Grilled with care. Happy happy happy. xoxo, The Blanchaholic
Hope everyone’s semester is off to a pleasant start. As pleasant as single digit temperatures can be. Which, begs the timeless question, why doesn’t Blanchard deliver? Or better yet, why do people live here by choice? I would like to say, though, that the Blanchard chefs were in rare form this evening. And by that, I mean doing their jobs. Plus, standing up noticeably straight, on...
Time for break! And a obligatory holiday post! I’m in the airport about to board my flight home. Kind of excited to be A) eating things other than Mary Lyon sandwiches and B) eating better versions of Blanchard delicacies. Let me know if you find anywhere that serves pizzas in an equally personal size. That’s the only glitch I’ve hit. I’ve been on the look out for a while,...
mouth-rainboy asked: i also wanna shout out the tuesday night info desk girl. once she played a bunch of flight of the conchords songs, marcy playground's "sex and candy," and sublime's "what i got." as i was leaving tonight, she was playing "my guy." girl is ON HER GAME, A++.
I just want to say all this time I thought those fruit drinks were called “Adam & Eve.” Until yesterday, when I realized Blanchard doesn’t carry the Cranberry Raspberry anymore, and I’ve been relegated to Fruit Punch. And then I saw they’re called “Apple & Eve.” Great. xoxo, The Blanchaholic
When I saw my MHC compliment, there was a little...
For those of you who still need to subscribe to the Facebook page, “MHC Compliments”: To the girl who wrote this: Let’s be best friends. xoxo, The Blanchaholic
letsgotowonderland asked: Your post about the peanut butter made me feel like sharing the following: You can get a mount holyoke on bread, that is cheaper than if you were to get a grilled cheese add bacon. (I mean I guess there is more cheese on the grilled cheese?). And if you were to get back and add an egg forget about it. Both would also be more expensive than if you ask for a mount holyoke with extra cheese (if...
The Peanut Butter Situation
Okay, so what is this new rule that if you order a peanut butter bagel at the Deli, you have to buy the peanut butter in those small containers instead of just getting it on the bagel? Why is that? Would he spread it on there if I ordered a PB&J without the jelly? Probably. Why does the bagel mean I have to do it all by myself? Because then the peanut butter doesn’t melt as much (I get...
The first time I got $7.25 exactly.
I remember it like it was yesterday. xoxo, The Blanchaholic
omghallie asked: **when people flirt with the blanch chefs and take forever to order the food at the height of the dinner rush***
Make a Pie Date!
The pie slices at Uncommon Grounds are only a dollar! Pecan, Apple, and Mixed Berry. And since it’s almost Thanksgiving, this is something you should be taking advantage of. After 9pm, the remaining slices from the day will be sold at the cafe. I got mine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra $1.25 and it was totes worth it. This is living. xoxo, The Blanchaholic
Classic "I just arrived at Blanchard for lunch at...
Happened to me today. xoxo, The Blanchaholic
This is by far the best personal pizza I’ve ever had, you guys!– Me. Except I say that every time.
The best part of today has been the fact that someone finally fixed the front (right side) door to Blanchard. No more embarrassing myself, no more having to yank it open, no more not being strong enough to do so. Happy Monday. xoxo, The Blanchaholic
October has been a month of firsts. First time I tried this pizza (win): First time I ever saw this (arguably a fail): Yes, that bottle on the right is a quarter-empty. As in someone drank it and put it back? xoxo, The Blanchaholic
A First Year's Guide to Dining in Northampton
So this will be a re-occuring thing here this semester. I am scouting out my favorite off-campus meals and posting for you. Inbox me with suggestions! For now, I will leave you with a reeeeeeally satisfying grilled cheese & tomato soup from Esselon Cafe. Yes, that’s tomato and avocado slices inside. Happy Lunching. xoxo, The Blanchaholic
Pizza-Snatching is a real thing.
Hey. Hope everyone had a nice Blanchard-free Fall break. Ok so I haven’t been posting recently because the only breaking news in the last few weeks has been the whole bottled drinks rearrangement. To be perfectly honest, I thought this was a clever reuse to throw me off. And it may have worked on the first day. I had a brief moment of confusion while trying to get a Vitamin Water and it was...
mhnews: Mountain Day is coming up. We’re thinking, let’s do something fun. But easy. So, Instagram the living daylights out of your day with the tag #mhcmountainday Share the moho love via social media. Maybe you’ll make it to the MH News gallery. REBLOG THIS.
Remember that time...
when Dining Services *gave* us coffee mugs? Yeah, me neither.
krinaphobia asked: Oh my god, a Blanchard appreciation blog! This is exactly what the internet needed :)
To the girl who asked if she could get two slices...
Can we be friends? Please? For new people: there is no limit on how many slices you can get, the limit only applies to juiceboxes and bottled drinks. lol xoxo, The Blanchaholic
I’ve noticed a large number of Lost Boys (LBs, not to be confused with BOTLs) frequenting Blanchard and I just think we need to be more welcoming. Point them in the right direction if they look confused, or don’t know to respect the two juicebox rule. xoxo, The Blanchaholic
Blanchard is now CLOSED form 4-5pm every single day, crushing the dreams of all post-seminar hunger attacks. No more munching after class. I’m watching the play-by-play now: everyone is coming in and seeing the doors closed, and making sad faces. With tears and regrets, The Blanchaholic