Help me eat like a human being this summer!
June 11, 2010 5:01 PM Subscribe
The problem: Cooking for myself this summer.
Context and limitations: College dorm room
posted by resiny to Food & Drink (19 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My internship is forcing me to live in a college dorm room for two months. In my room I have a microwave and a relatively big dorm fridge. The dorm doesn't have air conditioning, so the freezer in the fridge can't reliably keep things frozen, but the fridge part is pretty reliable for things like milk. I will have access to a freezer, stove, and oven, but the limitation is that they're communal. Very limited number of pots, pans, etc. although I may be able to remedy that.
On to my question: how can I maintain a decent-tasting, reasonably healthy, reasonably low maintenance diet this summer? One further restriction is that I don't have a car and won't be able to get to a grocery store especially often. What makes things difficult is that I'm reasonably adept at cooking for myself, so past summers when I had houses I could cook for myself and eat fairly well. Which means that things like boxed mac and cheese, ramen noodles, and the like just won't cut it.
What are some meal ideas that I can use this summer that will keep my stomach happy and that can be prepared with the above limitations? The more specific the better, of course, but even general descriptions of meals will give me something to go on.