Do You Live Alone?

@irishmist (3820)
United States
March 10, 2009 10:49pm CST
Do you cook for yourself or look for quick prepared foods? Or maybe a little of both, anyway all the new frozen foods and quick packaged foods out there is cheating us, they put a little in a container and charge alot of money. I just had a new hamburger helper cup, and it was only 4 mouthfuls, got it on sale for 99 cents, I for sure would not pay full price for this, although the Kraft cups are pretty good, but really with any premade food meal you do have to eat more than one sometimes, so I guess in the long run they are olny a good snack, better than sugar snacks and suck. So what do you all think about this?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I cook, don't buy prepared food , they are way to expensive i think. The only downside to cooking sometimes u have to eat the leftovers a few days. I don't mind leftovers but u can get tired of them. Food is too expensive to throw away.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I hear you, eating leftovers the next day is not always fun. Lol I just made a suddenly salad tonight and I may munch on it before work tommow, but the rest will go in the garbage. The thing is also I'm a cook at my job so I really don't have to cook at home like that. And it is why I make quick foods.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I can see why u don't want to cook at home after cooking at work. I WAS A HAIRDRESSER 7 i sure didn't want to do hair after i got home. lol.I have made those suddenly salads they are good. my grandson loves pasta & i make them for him. Have a happy day.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Although I don't live alone, it's Hubby and I, we do eat alot of seperate meals mainly b/c he eats alot more meat and spicy food and I eat smaller meals more often to control my diabetes. I find that if I make something like mac and cheese (with the wet pack) then split it up, I get several portions from it. It's alot cheaper that way then buying single serving things. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Oh ya I see what you are saying, and we all do have to save money today.
@galileo2008 (1147)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
I don't live alone. I am used to having friends or family members with me in one roof. When I'm with my family, I don't cook because we have somebody to prepare the food for us. But when I moved out, me and my boyfriend were in the same room and I have no choice but to do the cooking for us or else we'll starve. Its much different living with my family and living with friends or my boyfriend. When I'm with my family, I don't do the chores, and the meals are served on the table, so I don't think of anything else. But with somebody else, I have to plan and organize the menus for the week, and have to budget for one specific meal. There were quite a couple of times when I'm tired after a long day's work that I have to convince my boyfriend that we have to eat in a restaurant, which he agreed also.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
12 Mar 09
I remember when I was lucky to cook for my family ans I do miss it now that I live alone, but hey I still have my job where I am a cook, so that makes me feel good.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Yes, I live alone, which means I'm only cooking for myself, but I hardly ever buy prepackaged foods, one most are chock full of chemical additives and ingredients....my take, is if you can't even pronounce the ingredients and feel you need to be a chemist to understand them, I won't buy. I'm getting a lot more conscious of what food I do buy, and yes, do occasionally buy some frozen or packaged foods, but I read labels like crazy...I'm first of all trying to eliminate anything with High Fructose Corn Syrup and you'd be surprised how many foods contains that crap. But I've seen those prepackaged single servings foods and they are way out of line in price and yes do look like snack size rather than a full portion. Just the other day I saw single serving Progresso soups and they were twice as much as the regular cans of the very same soup...so would rather get the cans and heat on the stove...I have a microwave but have yet to use it...it was given to me as a present which was nice but just plain don't like the idea of "nuking" my food...LOL--I'll only eventually use it in desperation.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
12 Mar 09
I do like to eat healthy, but I don't always cook that way at home, I used to when I had people to cook for lol, and I can't live without my microwave and George Forman Grill which I do love to use when I cook, and we won't even talk about my deep fryer lol.
@Island_Geko (3760)
• Canada
11 Mar 09
I live alone but eat at my hun's place. I have found fresher the food is better nothing frozen or pre-made, to many preservatives and junk that can cause health issues. I have bassically the same thing for dinner everynight and dont mind it.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I do eat healthy things all the time, but sometimes I'm in a hurry. I'm a yogart fantic, and wheat germ person, not to mention healthy cereals. I gotta laugh because my job is a cook in a retirement home, but I don't always feel like cooking when I get home. Plus I have to muc other things to do.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
2 Jul 09
I don't live alone but with my fiance and his parents. We don't eat anything like that because generally they don't give you enough or it's just nasty. We do have snack cups etc like pudding or apple sauce, but that's about it. We either prepare a meal that will last a few days, or we go out to eat.
@marguicha (104138)
• Chile
20 Apr 09
I live alone but I cook for myself. When I want something quick, I make a sadwich. I make sadwichs with all kinds odf meat, all kinds of veggies, all kinds of homemade dressings. As for warm dishes, I cook for more than one person and I freeze the rest. I have company often so I eat a complete meal with all the trimmings often. And I locve to cook so I donĀ“t mind preparing nice food.