I've never learned any way to create meals just for one. Most recipes make too much of something,or rely on convenience or partially prepared grocery items? I prefer simple basic cooking (chop or oven roast, veggie, salad, etc.) but I keep a few few partially prepared entrees in freezer for days when not up to cooking. Trader Joe has especially tasty items that only need a little oven time.
I know what you mean. I have a wonderful medium weight cast iron wok. Can be much nicer than normal pans.I will be 62 in the summer. I am widowed so I live alone and I cook most nights. I have never had a microwave. I like the prep, and I use mostly cast irons pans. Love chopping veggies. I do like to eat so good thing I can cook!!
I wonder if there is any way to team up with someone? Find someone who can cook for you once a week, or once a month, andI used to cook a lot but since I'm a bit disabled, cooking has become a bit less than a fun experience. So mostly i rely on my air fryer for stuff like meats and veggies, Instant potatos for starches, Microwave for canned soups and chili. pan frying for eggs. Simple stuff mostly. Breakfast like bacon and eggs. lunches like chicken salad (my own recipe) sandwiches and potato salad. dinners like fish steaks, air fried veggies and maybe a snack or two during the day. Stuff i can cook without being on my feet more than 5 mins at a time.
Hi Kaila. I used to think there was something wrong with me just after my Husband died in 2015 and it was a personal phobia. Then I found that it is a common problem with folk who grieve after losing a loved one. So in a way this made me feel less isolated.
I'm in the same boat cooking for one and finding recipes that work.I've never learned any way to create meals just for one. Most recipes make too much of something,
leaving you stuck with something you can't finish before it spoils, or rotating leftovers and getting bored.
I have to cook at home because I can in no way afford to eat out.
I enjoy cooking, but I'm really tired of eating alone.
I live in Washington DC, where a lot of people are busy and live alone.
I suggested a dinner group based upon the concept that many home cooks
would like to experiment with a dish....but ingredients are expensive, so we don't take risks.
My plan was everyone bring a dish and we do pot luck of all our experimental foods.
Many people responded, but it was literally impossible to coordinate a venue and a date.
I checked out that website. Interesting! you must be a good cook! This thread is very old. Anyway, There are someinteresting recipes on there. Thanks!