Cook a quick meal
RecipeZaar offers more than a hundred recipes for college students on a tight budget. Try the black bean and sweet potato burritos or learn how to make scrambled eggs in the microwave. For more dishes that can be made in the dorm room with a microwave alone, check out these recipes from AllRecipes.com. The site features a recipe of the day, and also has lots of reviews.
YumYum.com Student offers several tasty recipes, as well as tips on preparation, kitchen utensils, and spices and seasoning. For the vegetarians and vegans out there, About.com's College Vegetarian Cooking offers lots of easy-to-make and affordable meat-free dishes, such as Vegetarian Ramen with Thai Peanut Sauce and Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake.
Also, many recipe sites have the handy option of letting you e-mail or download selected recipes to your mobile phone, so you can quickly access what you need to buy at the grocery store.