When I'm going to university in a few months, I'll be living in self-catered accommodation, and I want to devise a meal planner for what meals I'll cook every day of the week. I'll probably do a 5-day plan and leave two days to have leftovers from a previous day, eat out, or similar.
What I'm looking for are suggestions for meals that I can cook that are:
- Cheap (if "I'm going to university" didn't make that clear enough.)
- Variable (e.g. with pasta meals you can change the dish a lot.)
- Fairly simple (i.e. not something that will take 3 hours to make.)
- Reasonably healthy (i.e. not KFC or deep-fried mars bars.)
My current cooking ability is quite limited, but I'm willing to learn; I can make spaghetti bolognese, chilli con carne (basically mince,) pasta dishes, and anything you throw in the oven or a pan (pizza, bacon, eggs, etc.)
I'm also looking for suggestions of some nice vegetarian dishes - I do eat meat, but I don't want to eat it every day, and don't really know good veggie dishes.
You don't have to design a specific itinerary, single dish recommendations are useful enough; although if you want to then that's also great.