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    Ok so DS (definatly NOT dear at this point) moved out a couple of days before my deadline of On his 18th birthday. So I am enjoying being the only one at home. I set something down and guess what when I go looking for it there it is right where I left it. I have plenty of milk in the fridge and even a can of soda that has been there for a week. I can take my bra off as soon as I enter the house!!! Heck stroll around neeked if I want! So lets just say I am enjoying my new freedoms.
    The only down side is cooking. I have NEVER cooked for fewer than 3 (teenage boys count for 2). I can't even begin to think about making some of my favorites because even when it was the 2 boys and me there were leftovers for the next day (like Soup, Chicken & Dumplings, Stew....ect). My mind is having a hard time wrapping around this. It is nice I can go to the store and actualy buy a nice steak for me since I am not having to buy 2 or 3 of them. But making things and having leftovers for 3 or more days can get old.
    Any suggestions??

    Huffle
    God grant me the serenity to accept the yarn I cannot return... courage to change the yarn I can... and the reciept to know the difference.

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    Re: Now cooking for only me.

    Huffle, when you figure it out, let the rest of us know!!! I've re-learned how to cook for two. I make myself cut most recipes in half, unless it's a real basic. Then, if I do have left overs, I freeze them in much smaller portions. Any other suggestions for this thread will be appreciated!

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    • #3
      Re: Now cooking for only me.

      LOL. I am cooking for two and I haven't quite figured it out. do a google search " cooking for one" there is bound to be a web site out there.

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      • #4
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        DH is always complaining about leftovers going to waste, I just can't cook for two. Everytime I try to make smaller portions, there's not enough.

        Good luck. Are you in your new place? Or was there a hold up on it? Cant remember, that damned CRS you know!

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        • #5
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          I still can't get used to cooking for only two. I had TWO teenage boys in the house...so that's like cooking for 6. It's been 5 years and I still think I throw away a lot of leftovers. Yep, the single steak sounds good. On days when DH is not there I think I typically eat bad, so don't do that. Still get your veggies and all things good for you. Salads are easy for one.

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          • #6
            Re: Now cooking for only me.

            I've bought several of Taste of Home's Cooking for Two mags. I may subscribe to it. Helps decrease the amt of what you cook alot. and good recipes.

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            • #7
              Re: Now cooking for only me.

              http://www.cookingfor2.com/

              http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Everyday-Cooking/Cooking-for-Two/Main.aspx

              http://cookingfortwo.about.com/

              http://www.recipegoldmine.com/cooktwo/cooktwo.html

              These are all cooking for two sites. I would make the extra serving and have it for left overs or freeze it for a future dinner.
              Last edited by floridagirly68; 09-12-2008, 03:25 PM.
              The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.

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              • #8
                Re: Now cooking for only me.

                Pack leftovers up and send them to your sons!!! I'm sure that they would be happy for some of "moms' home cooked" dinners!!!

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