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Old 07-02-2009, 08:24 PM   #31
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Since my DH passed away two months ago, I cook just for myself. I have to admit that I know eat a lot of sandwiches instead of good meals, because it's not fun anymore.
I really hope that I will get the desire to cook again, even though it's just for me.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:43 PM   #32
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Most of the time I cook for only myself. Yes, I know that's sad but it is how it is. I must admit however that I sometimes surprise even myself with some of my weird concoctions. Like popcorn smothered with REAL cheese rather than just sprinkling it with that powdered stuff... YUCK. Nope, I melt the cheddar cheese then poor it over my freshly popped popcorn. Let it cook for just a minute then dig in. I know, I know... not healthy but it's beats smoking, right?
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:24 AM   #33
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Essie and Steved, there is nothing wrong with cooking for one. I lived alone for a half-dozen years between marriages. It was a journey of self-discovery. I was so broke that some months I could only afford cabbage and chicken livers, the latter of which I would share with my cat. That said, I've always managed to invite someone over or cook for someone who can't. Now, luckily, I am not wealthy by any measure, but affordable food isn't an issue any more. Thank Heaven. My widow friend loves to make soups and stews, and as most of us know, it is hard to cook these things for one. So she gives some to her son & his girlfriend, and gives some to a couple of elderly, incapacitated friends I read to every week. Just some thoughts for those times when you cook something that is hard to cook for one.
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:33 AM   #34
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Chrissy, the only reason I can manage to not feed fussy eaters is that I had a short "starter" marriage (no kids, no obligations when it ended) and simply decided I'd never live in circumstances where peanut butter and jelly was considered fancy, where the only bread was wonder white, and the only meat was well done steak. I've now been married for 26 years, been with the man for 28, and no matter what I fix, he loves it. But I was pushing 30 when I married him and pretty much knew who I was and what I wanted from life by then. And, yes, there is hope. My father visited us in Hawaii a couple of decades ago and discovered a love of sushi. And he will tell anyone who asks that he HATES rice. But LOVES sushi. Go figure!
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:26 AM   #35
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My mom was widowed in '71 and after I moved out when I was 17 she had a hard time cooking for one. She used her freezer a lot. If the roast beef or meatloaf was too big she'd freeze. She even made a kind of tv dinner type thing and when she'd get home from work, would have that for her dinner. Homemade and yet quick and easy.
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:39 PM   #36
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I cook for myself and my BF. That's it.
I wanted to come back to add....

At least 75% of the time, I make two separate meals. Mark is fussy. Plus, he had Diabetes and can't eat the same things I enjoy.
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:42 AM   #37
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Come on over, Ms M, I am sure no matter what time you show up there will be some food on the go!
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:44 AM   #38
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Most of the time I cook for only myself. Yes, I know that's sad but it is how it is. I must admit however that I sometimes surprise even myself with some of my weird concoctions. Like popcorn smothered with REAL cheese rather than just sprinkling it with that powdered stuff... YUCK. Nope, I melt the cheddar cheese then poor it over my freshly popped popcorn. Let it cook for just a minute then dig in. I know, I know... not healthy but it's beats smoking, right?
i like melted butter with lemon and hot sauce over my well salted popcorn. i quit smoking it's been 21 days!!
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