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#7117293 - 03/20/18 09:29 AM Cooking for Two
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Registered: 12/14/08
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You guys that are retired empty nesters, do you still enjoy cooking? I love it, but don't find it gratifying cooking for two. So, I cook rarely now and we don't eat as much as we used to. Now, you get me a few folks hollering for grub, I'll go to work and make what they want, and enjoy it. There is one caveat though, when I am dome cooking, I will not eat as I am full from tasting and correcting seasoning when I'm finished cooking.
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#7117302 - 03/20/18 09:34 AM Re: Cooking for Two [Re: Cast]
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Kids are both out for now, so we are still trying to recalculate the recipes for 2. We have started buying a few meals a month from a place called Dinner Done. They sell meals in 3 or 6 portions, it's all fresh and then frozen, comes with all the ingredients to prepare the meal and makes for a little variety. Definitely a time saver, and eliminates some of the trips to the grocery store that always cost me $30-$40 bucks.

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#7117313 - 03/20/18 09:42 AM Re: Cooking for Two [Re: Cast]
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You are correct about not cooking as much. Iím by myself mostly and I still enjoy cooking but donít get the chance very often unless invited to cook while at friends or my kids houses
And definitely I eat much less as I get older....all you can eat buffets are ripoffs for most FOPs bang

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#7117319 - 03/20/18 09:45 AM Re: Cooking for Two [Re: Cast]
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I donít cook but the wife does.

Usually there is enough that we have leftovers the next day.
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#7117322 - 03/20/18 09:46 AM Re: Cooking for Two [Re: Cast]
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Good thing about the kiddos being gone and cooking, I can have whatever I want and season it however I dang well please (spicy). up

Daughters home from college for spring break, so one week of mild food, she is worth it up
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#7117342 - 03/20/18 10:05 AM Re: Cooking for Two [Re: Cast]
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yep, I love to cook, for myself, for just wife and I or larger groups. When cooking for myself or the wife/I, I usually make enough for 4 people (2 meals for us each) for leftovers later in the week.
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#7117344 - 03/20/18 10:13 AM Re: Cooking for Two [Re: Cast]
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Try it for one. It gets a little old to me. I would go out for dinner more but going out alone is worse. I just won't do it. I still enjoy cooking.
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#7117445 - 03/20/18 11:17 AM Re: Cooking for Two [Re: Cast]
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I like cooking on the grill and smoker, I also do all the beans.......

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#7117455 - 03/20/18 11:22 AM Re: Cooking for Two [Re: Cast]
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I've done 92% of all the cooking since I retired in 2008 i'm so burnt out on cooking i could scream.
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#7117464 - 03/20/18 11:26 AM Re: Cooking for Two [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
You guys that are retired empty nesters, do you still enjoy cooking? I love it, but don't find it gratifying cooking for two. So, I cook rarely now and we don't eat as much as we used to. Now, you get me a few folks hollering for grub, I'll go to work and make what they want, and enjoy it. There is one caveat though, when I am dome cooking, I will not eat as I am full from tasting and correcting seasoning when I'm finished cooking.



Try Blue Apron. Let me know and I'll have my wife send you a free week link. We don't sell it or anything, but we have been very pleased with it after about a year and a half of receiving it.
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#7117540 - 03/20/18 12:35 PM Re: Cooking for Two [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Try it for one. It gets a little old to me. I would go out for dinner more but going out alone is worse. I just won't do it. I still enjoy cooking.


I cook for one all the time, just love to cook. I converse with myself too, sometimes that's the only way I can have an intelligent conversation. grin

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#7119852 - 03/22/18 02:21 PM Re: Cooking for Two [Re: Cast]
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Registered: 02/25/09
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Loc: BenBrook Texas
I still do most of the cooking. Kids have been gone a long time. I just have the problem of making too much. Doesn't matter how much I plan to make, it is always too much. We have it for a 2 or 3 meals and then I have to finish it myself cause my wife gets tired of it.
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#7119871 - 03/22/18 02:41 PM Re: Cooking for Two [Re: Cast]
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^^ YEAH! That's my issue too. My wife still works though, so she will take it for lunch if she likes it.
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