July 02, 2010
Table for one: a confession
So you may not know that I am currently cooking for one.
My husband left for a summer internship in Ireland almost a full month ago, and I have been trying to adjust to the many changes his absence brings: No one to fix the broken swamp cooler, having to pump my own gas and drive everywhere myself, coming home every night to an empty house, realizing that all the mess is mine and that no one is going to help me clean it up, and cooking for just little old me.
I think that's been the biggest change. I still itch to grab that second gallon of milk at the grocery store, I still grab two chicken breasts from the freezer and reach for the bigger frying pan. I still think twice about cooking something P might not like.
The changes not withstanding, I am enjoying having the freedom to cook whatever I like and not worry about starving my husband if I don't start dinner right when I get home. I'm exploring ideas I might have been to timid to try if I had an audience, and it's fun, in a way.
But it is also easy to fall into a rut and cook the same things over and over.
I still have another month more to do this, so I put the question to you guys:
What do you cook when you're cooking for one?