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Old 02-14-2016, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I looked at and tired some home delivery stuff but the portion sizes were the main problem as I am cooking for one and I am not big on leftovers. The meat portion of a single meal is not an issue as one can buy a piece of most anything. I do not need meat, potato, and a veggie for every meal. Basically I make it a two part meal. Meat and potato or meat and a veggie. I know this is bad, but I have no issues in not using a whole can/package of veggies and disposing of leftovers especially when they are on sale and you are paying less than $1 per can and the frozen about $2. There are also small cans of veggies so I stock up on them when I see them. I also will buy a rotisserie chicken for about $5 when on sale and boil up some potatoes (with dill weed) and end up with a good meal costing about $7 and maybe one more meal with leftover chicken so about $3 per meal. And yes, much of the chicken does get thrown away. I know. Strip the meat and save it, but I do not.

Yesterday, I had some instant oatmeal for breakfast at about 9am. I went out to a Korean restaurant for lunch at about 2pm. As I had a big lunch I was not very hungry come the evening so at about 7pm I baked up some packaged, frozen chicken strips. While they are not that special (had them before), they were OK with some honey mustard dipping sauce.

Tonight I plan on grilling a small rib eye steak and baking a sweet potato. A quick, easy to prepare, and solid meal.

Cooking for one can be easy as there is no one complaining......LOL
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:22 AM
 
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I looked at and tired some home delivery stuff but the portion sizes were the main problem as I am cooking for one and I am not big on leftovers. The meat portion of a single meal is not an issue as one can buy a piece of most anything. I do not need meat, potato, and a veggie for every meal. Basically I make it a two part meal. Meat and potato or meat and a veggie. I know this is bad, but I have no issues in not using a whole can/package of veggies and disposing of leftovers especially when they are on sale and you are paying less than $1 per can and the frozen about $2. There are also small cans of veggies so I stock up on them when I see them. I also will buy a rotisserie chicken for about $5 when on sale and boil up some potatoes (with dill weed) and end up with a good meal costing about $7 and maybe one more meal with leftover chicken so about $3 per meal. And yes, much of the chicken does get thrown away. I know. Strip the meat and save it, but I do not.

Yesterday, I had some instant oatmeal for breakfast at about 9am. I went out to a Korean restaurant for lunch at about 2pm. As I had a big lunch I was not very hungry come the evening so at about 7pm I baked up some packaged, frozen chicken strips. While they are not that special (had them before), they were OK with some honey mustard dipping sauce.

Tonight I plan on grilling a small rib eye steak and baking a sweet potato. A quick, easy to prepare, and solid meal.

Cooking for one can be easy as there is no one complaining......LOL
In a perfect world cooking for one and having someone else to do the dishes would be the ticket.
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