Jul 31, 2013

A Girl's Gotta Eat

Let me just state it for the record now that cooking for one is not an easy task. And it's made even more impossible by the large portions of food you buy at the grocery store. So with annual training looming ahead of me, I started searching for meals for one person. Meals where I could buy things that wouldn't go bad if there were extra leftover, but would keep in the freezer or fridge until I could use them again. Meals where I wouldn't have tons of leftovers to try to eat before they went bad and I got terribly sick of them (especially since I don't actually like leftovers).

So when Rob had to leave for three weeks I knew I couldn't just do fast food and cereal, so I had to figure out what I was going to do about food. I cut down some recipes I already knew I liked. And found a few others to try.

There's just a sample of things I ate. Homemade pepperoni and mushroom pizza, egg drop soup and crab Rangoon, Greek salad sandwich, and good ol' cereal. I also had lobster mac & cheese, spaghetti carabona and another night was a shrimp meal that I can't even remember now. Basically all things for one or two people, with very little leftovers.


It's cruel what they do at the grocery store - making you buy larger bulk of everything. You can't just get single servings. You can't just get a few buns or a little bit of a lettuce. You have to buy enough to feed a six person family. So this was definitely a challenge to find things that would work for just one person. But I managed to make it work. And other than my outing to Mt. Vernon and Independence, I didn't eat out. And for that I'm pretty proud of myself!


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