I see so many threads here about meal planning for larger families and groups…I wonder if anyone has thoughts on my situation.
My boyfriend and I are both college students living in seperate apartments, each with a few roommates. Because we’re involved in a lot of activities with similar time committments, we eat together more often than either of us eats with their housemates. We also tend to do our food shopping together, both because it’s fun and it cuts some costs.
My question is this: Does anyone have any suggestions for planning shopping trips and meals for just 2 people who don’t live together? Ideally, I’d like to be able to go “big” shopping for non-perishables once every 3-4 weeks and pick up things like produce, meat, and perishables in a smaller, weekly trip.
Making things even more complicated is the space issue…we each share a fridge/freezer and cabinet space with 2 or 3 other people, so just “stocking up” isn’t the most practical option.
I’m hoping for some real, practical suggestions…eating a well-balanced diet is important to me, and after a long day of classes and work, one of the LAST things I want to do is spend much more than 45 minutes preparing dinner.