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debidoo

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I am still in shock
« on: November 08, 2019, 10:23:08 am »
LOL I actually cooked yesterday. I am proud of myself - really haven't cooked to speak of in quite some time but our circumstances have changed and I need to start saving some money and cooking.  I made a pot of chili and now we have left overs for today.  Most of my expertise is cooking for a larger family now with only me and my son I need to be careful not to throw away food.  Do you cook?  Any of you cook just for one or two?

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Re: I am still in shock
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 11:34:00 am »

         I do not like kitchens!
         No cooking here.

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Re: I am still in shock
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 01:22:59 pm »
There is just 2 of us here so I don't cook anything big.  I do have a small crock pot that is just the right size for two people.     
Every thing comes out yummy in a crock pot....I love it in the winter.  :snowman:

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Re: I am still in shock
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 03:23:23 pm »
I salute you, debidoo, for making that meal! My husband is the cook in my family, and I usually never cook unless I'm being a sous chef for my youngest son who sometimes cooks. i really never learned to cook, but now I wish I had when I was younger!  :peace:

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Re: I am still in shock
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 03:43:36 pm »
I bet your meal was yummy too. I cook occasionally but itís just me now but the kids have moved out so I donít cook as much as I used to. My fiancť will be here before Thanksgiving to live with me so I will have to start cooking again I guess Iím kind a looking forward to it I missed getting in the kitchen and trying new recipes
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Re: I am still in shock
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 05:05:40 pm »
I enjoy cooking every once and awhile.

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Re: I am still in shock
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2019, 05:17:45 pm »
I cook everyday and it is just me and my husband.  It is much cheaper and healthier than eating out everyday.  When I make chili, stew, spaghetti sauce and soups I always make enough to freeze so if I don't feel like cooking one day there is always leftovers frozen.  I try to buy items that are on sale especially meat and then split the package for two or more meals.

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Re: I am still in shock
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2019, 05:38:38 pm »
I try every once in a while, but it never turns out very good. My husband does all the cooking. The problem is it's only the two of us now, but he still cooks like we're a family of five. We always have days of leftovers!

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Re: I am still in shock
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2019, 06:50:19 pm »
I cook everyday and it is just me and my husband.  It is much cheaper and healthier than eating out everyday.  When I make chili, stew, spaghetti sauce and soups I always make enough to freeze so if I don't feel like cooking one day there is always leftovers frozen.  I try to buy items that are on sale especially meat and then split the package for two or more meals.



Thatís exactly what I do, except I donít cook on Friday and Saturday.  Kitchen is closed.  We go out to eat, it can be pizza, fast food, or a diner or casual restaurant, not really an expensive place.

DEBMZ6

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Re: I am still in shock
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2019, 09:31:50 pm »
I as well have recently starting cooking for our family of 2. I've been searching online for easy dinner ideas and have been able to find some great recipes!

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Re: I am still in shock
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2019, 06:34:12 am »
One of the hardest things I try to do is to cook for just 2.  Esp now that neither on of us has a big appetite.  I do a lot of freezing left overs.  By doing that some weeks I only cook 2 or 3 times a week.

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Re: I am still in shock
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2019, 09:04:41 am »
There are only 2 of us to cook for but we often cook larger meals and save the leftovers so we are not cooking something new every single night. It also helps us to eat all of the food we cook when we don't have many leftovers adding up in the fridge.

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Re: I am still in shock
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2019, 10:41:13 am »
I cook everyday and it is just me and my husband.  It is much cheaper and healthier than eating out everyday.  When I make chili, stew, spaghetti sauce and soups I always make enough to freeze so if I don't feel like cooking one day there is always leftovers frozen.  I try to buy items that are on sale especially meat and then split the package for two or more meals.

With the cold weather coming, I do the same. Hubby loves soup. I don't so on soup days, I'll make eggs or mac and cheese or don't eat at all (because I'm not hungry). Right now I have beef cubes on the stove making a large pot of beef barley soup.  I also have 2 lbs of hamburger thawing to make chili, hamburger soup and/or spaghetti sauce.  When I make lasagna, I always make enough for 2 meals and freeze the extra. Sure comes in handy on days I don't feel like cooking or have too much going on that I can't throw anything together quickly.

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Re: I am still in shock
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2019, 11:39:06 am »
I like my crockpot for winter meals.  I like to make enough for leftovers.  Chili is one of my favorites as well as roast beef.

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Re: I am still in shock
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2019, 12:23:07 pm »
That is great.  I don't cook.  However, I find delicious recipes for others to cook.  Have a restful weekend!
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