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Old 05-03-2005, 06:13 AM   #11
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Eat from the pot? I think you meant eat standing in front of the open fridge door.

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Old 05-03-2005, 07:00 AM   #12
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Eat in the car and finish my burger and fries before I get out of the Burger King parking lot. No I have NEVER done that, really, I swear, NEVER

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Old 05-04-2005, 03:40 AM   #13
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I wouldn't use the smaller pots and pans. I'm single, and I purchased a 10 quart mixer, commercial meat grinder, and commercial slicer simply because I can prepare my ingredients in advance, then store them for later use. I also have a 6 1/2 quart slow cooker (it's bigger than most). It is a lot easier for me to grab something that's already been fixed and is ready to heat up, than it is for me to have to cook every time I need to eat.

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Old 05-04-2005, 06:00 PM   #14
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I now cook for one, and use my two small cast iron skillets (6 and 8 inches) mostly. Have a small stainless saucepot for boiling potatoes or rice. I mostly roast stuff in the toaster oven. With the cast iron skillets, I can poach in them, using parchment paper tucked in. I have a small roaster which is really a sauce pot from Germany with only wingtips for handles. I agree it is the recipes. I ahve become quite efficient at cutting a recipe down for just one.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:10 PM   #15
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I am single during the week. (remember it stays in Las Vegas lol) A one qt pan is useful for a can of soup or a small amount of sauce, but even pasta for one requires a pot of several qts to boil the water. I would recommend a standard set of good pots and pans for anyone to sart cooking with. Good cookware is a lifetime investment. You won't waste your money.

If you're on a real budget, check out the clearance aisles and sales. Check onlline at cooking.com or chefscatalogue amazon.com and smartbargains. amazon has had some incredible prices on calphalon discontinued items.

I of course have more pots than I could use for any one meal, and that's the fun of it...choice!

to finish answering your question. a meal should be eaten sitting down. a single person should respect themselves enough to take the time to eat healthily and reasonably. and yes I enjoy the clean up too. I take care of my belongings. (If I lived in a junk yard I'd clean it up and make it hospitable!)

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