Posted By: littlefranciscan
Jan 16 # 1 of 6
I live alone..and have two cats..
I am looking for dinner ideas for one person...
I do not have children..and my cats..are pretty much trained to eat catfood:D
Jan 16 # 2 of 6
I know what it is like! I used to get the dirtiest looks at the meat counter when I would ask for ONE porkchop, ONE chicken breast, ONE small steak - it was like it was beneath the butcher to wrap one of anything for me! Sometimes I would cook for 2, 3 or 4 and make my own TV dinners so that I could just pop them in the oven. As far as diesserts - well I found that I could bake cakes and pies and muffins and I could portion them, wrap and freeze. Before I went to work in the monring I would take one out of the freezer to thaw for dinner time. Just because it is just you - you deserve to enjoy any meals you want! You just need smaller portions or you need to freeze some for the next time. I would get a nice big roasting chicken and pop it in the oven - make a nice big pan of gravy, mashed potatoes and a veggie (frozen veggies are nice - easy to portion) and I would enjoy a nice meal. Then I would turn around and freeze portions of chicken and gravy for an open faced sandwich at a later date; make TV dinners for a later date and toss the carcass and skin in a large pot and boil it with onions, carrots and celery and chicken bouillon; strain and freeze some for making soup later and keep some out and add veggies, noodles, barley, couscous or rice and make myself some soup. I even cooked myself a 22 lb. turkey and had a ball making meals out of that - as well as soup stock for the freezer and soup for the next day or two. Many people feel that since a person is alone they don't have to worry about things - people who live alone can do anything they want - cook as much as they want and no one complains about the cooking!!!
Jan 16 # 3 of 6
Make a huge lasagna and enjoy all you want - then portion the rest and freeze. Ditto with ravioli, manicotti, baked ziti - you name it!
Jan 16 # 4 of 6
You can make hamburger patties/salibury steaks, freeze them individually and then you can thaw them and prepare with different sides. A baked potato is a great side for just one person; you can make just one. They also carry the small cans of veggies at the store; they are great for just one person.
Jan 16 # 5 of 6
I do not eat a lot when I'm alone but when I'm on the mood, I cook my own version of porkchop, pork in vinegar and salt coated with egg alone, along with fried rice topped with boiled egg and tomatoes. Give it a try.