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Old 10-12-2007, 11:44 AM   #1
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Hi..I am a mom of 4 grown kids and 9 grandkids and 5 great grandkids. I live 30 miles south of Erie Pa. I live alone so I do not cook a lot like I use to. I like to read a lot and read many different type books. I am also a Civil War buff and have about 30 book on the Civil War. But do not ask me to remember all those facts I hope to meet some new friends here and maybe get some recipes that serve one or two. Seems I still make to much when I do cook and end up freezing a lot.

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Old 10-12-2007, 11:47 AM   #2
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Hi Edna Mae, welcome to DC! You’ll really like it here. Lot’s of friendly and helpful people. I only cook for two myself, so most of the recipes I post are for two, and I always look for ways to scale down larger recipes. I too end of freezing a lot of stuff, especially soups and stews!

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Old 10-12-2007, 11:47 AM   #3
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Welcome to DC Edna Mae, nice to have you join us, you will meet many new friends - enjoy.

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Old 10-12-2007, 04:48 PM   #4
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Hi, Edna Mae. Welcome to DC. Like, keltin, I only cook for 2, which is difficult at times because we raised 5 children. When all the children (and their friends) were at home, I had to cook in volume, especially since we have 4 sons. They all but ate the hinges off the refrigerator door.

It's taken me quite a while to scale recipes down, and I still end up putting quantities in the freezer. About every 3 months or so, we do something we call "eating down the freezer," which is when all the frozen meals get eaten. We're due for one of those in a few weeks. That'll come in handy as our schedule gets busy with the holidays.

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Old 10-12-2007, 05:33 PM   #5
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Welcome to DC, Edna!

Yep - when you're used to cooking for a large family it is quite an adjustment scaling back for just 1-2 people. The nice thing is that you can cook one day a week and have enough food in the freezer to last two weeks, or enough to invite a friend over for lunch or dinner so you don't have to eat alone.
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:38 PM   #6
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Welcome to DC Miss Edna

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Old 10-12-2007, 06:27 PM   #7
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Hi and welcome Edna, it is so nice to have you here with us. I know you will have a good time.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:33 PM   #8
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Good to have you! Maybe I can learn something from you - I cook for myself but always make a full recipe unless it is easily cut in half. Then I eat the same thing day after day until it's gone. :)
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:27 PM   #9
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Thanks for the welcome. I can see I will learn a few things here or at least make some friends.
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:02 AM   #10
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Welcome Edna Mae You are not just a newby you are a valuble person and are most welcomed to our site there is a trmendious group of folks that will bend over backwards to help with cooking ??? As far as cooking for one I use to cook for any where from 500 to 1500 people on any given day now I am a widower and cook for juist myself and there are times I could feed a football team and then the awfull left overs for a week. So feel at home here and sit back relax and enjoy

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