In my first month in Germany, I can say pretty surely that I used to eat bread and cheese almost all the time! And I had a classmate who said he used to eat cornflakes for the first month. I guess we just weren’t up for grocery shopping or figuring out how the stove and pots worked in that very first month.
After that one of the fastfood restaurants at the city center became my dining room, but the branch at the city center was awfully small and had a really basic menu and I soon got tired of that. After that I moved on to heating up ready made foods in the microwave. And, finally one day I decided to understand the workings of the stove and cooked my first meal.
I use the stove a lot now, but still rarely ever cook from scratch. I normally just cook frozen meat and vegetables because of how quick and easy that is and also they are already seasoned. But like I mentioned before, I have friends who are wonderful cooks! And it is always a great and pleasant change when they come over to cook because I finally get to eat something home made and super tasty! I usually get a hang of what they are doing whilst they’re cooking, but after eating, I just kind of forget the recipe.