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Old 06-28-2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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I make too much food for 1 person

Help? Although I follow the recipe and ask my mom to help me cut back the recipe for one person, I still manage to make enough to feed at least 15 people.

I'm not sure how I am doing this.



What can I do to get it down to 1 person?

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Old 06-28-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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try using this site, I have used it often

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Old 06-28-2009, 10:02 PM   #3
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I tend to do the same when I am cooking for one.
Thankyou for putting up the site as it will come in handy.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:07 PM   #4
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try using this site, I have used it often

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Thank you Let's cook, I use allrecipes.com for the conversion, I will take a look at your site though.

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I tend to do the same when I am cooking for one.
Thankyou for putting up the site as it will come in handy.
I agree with Domsnanny, Thanks for putting the site up!
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:59 PM   #5
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try cooking in small vessels. Try using a ramican(sp?) to creat single portion.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:55 AM   #6
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try cooking in small vessels. Try using a ramican(sp?) to creat single portion.

I HAVE tried that, just have to keep changing to bigger vessels as I add ingredients.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:36 AM   #7
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Nothing works when making soup or chili. I *always* make enough for an army when all is done. Guess I'm just built that way Lol.

But at least I have room in the freezer for just one more bag.

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Old 06-29-2009, 09:46 AM   #8
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I do the same thing even though I know how to cut it down. When I was 18 I worked on a dude ranch where all the meals were cooked and served family style. That's where I learned the "cooking for an army" mentality and I haven't been able to shake it since. I think it's partly the pleasure of stirring, chopping, sauteing, that leads me to make such big batches. So I just put the extra in freezer bags for later use or better yet, give it away.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:09 AM   #9
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Get your other single friends together, get some cheap containers or have them bring their own, make enough for an army, everyone eats their fill and takes a container home for another meal. Good food + good friends = good time!
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:37 PM   #10
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I find that if I place what I want to prepare out on the countertop I can see at a glance if I have too much and reduce the quantities before starting.

I am still in training for cooking for myself after having a large family to cook for, but this process seems to be working or at the very least I end up with an extra meal to freeze. But I no longer have way too much food left over.
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