At 11/19/09 12:31 PM, Rule wrote:
Usually, when I get groceries, they tend to spoil fast and I usually have late classes, so I end up eating out, which spends money fast.
I try to avoid eating out as much as possible. A good way to save time is to cook enough for a few meals, then refrigerate or, if possible, freeze any leftovers.
While you have to stock up on most kinds of produce on a weekly basis, there's a lot of stuff you can buy that keeps for a fairly long time with little maintenance. For example, I buy meat in fairly large packages, then put it into ziploc bags (to prevent freezer burn) in smaller portions, then freeze it. Just keep an eye on your fresh food and make sure you cook anything that's getting past prime (i.e. try to cook what you have, rather than picking up stuff for what you had an idea to cook).
As a side note, if you have a blender, overripe fruit is perfect for smoothies because it's so sweet but has crappy texture.