Does anyone else have trouble cooking for only one?

@ClassyCat (1214)
United States
October 8, 2009 10:40am CST
I have been recently widowed and wonder if others here are having trouble trying to figure out how to fix for only yourself. I am planning on trying to see if perhaps cooking a bunch of stuff once a month, and freezing individual portions will help. But is a challenge. Any ideas?
2 responses
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
8 Oct 09
Oh sorry to hear that you are widowed and I can understand your difficulty adjusting to a single life .For me I cant cook for more than one because I have been single for all my life and fail to do well in more than one situations .Hope you will adjust in time.
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Thanks for all of your suggestions. I guess another thing I can do is to make up a salad without putting the dressing on it and put it in a gallon zip lock, and add the dressing as I put it on my plate or in my bowl. I know that I need to eat ‘healthy’ too. Sometimes I make a fresh fruit cup, with bananas, apples, grapes, and sometimes add either nuts or sunflower seeds to it, and sometimes an avacado, which I love, and even sometimes adding some pieces of cooked chicken for my protein. I don’t always go by what most folks fix. Sometimes my salads are a mixture of both veggies and fruit.
@glistar (127)
• United States
8 Oct 09
I am a college student and face such problems. It's hard cooking stuff I was use to eating when I was living at home with my family. At home, a variety of dishes to eat was just expected and I never really gave it much thought. Now that I have to cook for myself though, I find cooking even a small variety incredibly challenging and time consuming. Instead, now I just cook something in bulk and eat that over a course of a couple days, which sounds like what you were going to try by freezing your portions. My go to food though, is pasta. I always try to have pasta sauce that you can get at the grocery store already made with all the herbs and spices in it, as well as some pesto on hand.