baloneydanza wrote:I know Gropius questions have been done to death but I couldn't find any that exactly asked what I'm looking for. I keep track of my diet, so I try to eat out as little as possible. How feasible would it be for me to cook my own dinners every other night (I usually make enough for the next 2/3 nights)? Is there enough fridge space for someone to store food for all 3 meals for a week or two? Shopping every few days would obviously not be economical. I will have a mini fridge. What would be the best building and floor for a kitchen that isn't very busy?
I cook for myself basically all the time (I eat out maybe two or three times a week at most), and, at this point, I go to Trader Joe's by Fresh Pond every couple of weeks to stock up, with trips to local markets in between to pick up other things. It's not hard, even in winter.
For a non-busy kitchen, basically just avoid Ames 3 and, really, Dane 3, Holmes 3, and Ames 4, all of which use Ames 3's kitchen. Dane 1, Dane 2, or Holmes 2 are solid choices, and whichever floors in Shaw and Story have kitchens, too. (EDIT: That's Story 1, Shaw 2, and Shaw 3. Because Story 4 doesn't have a kitchen, I suspect that Shaw 3 is a little busier than Story 1 and Shaw 2, but that's just speculation.)
I avoid storing things in the kitchens because there are occasional problems with theft. (This is bizarre to me, but it's true.) A good-sized mini-fridge stores all that I need refrigerated (and I do have a freezer in a separate compartment on top, which is handy), and there are shelves in the rooms for the rest.