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Where I will be eating the same breakfast, same lunch, and same dinner every day this week because cooking for one is horribly inconvenient and I can barely scrape together the will to plan, buy, and prep 3 meals.
BlueVeins · 22-25
me except it's single skyrim cooking
itsok · 31-35, F
@BlueVeins I’ve been playing cooking simulator and get so flustered I have to quit the game for a while
@itsok I played that game once, I was so bad, it suggested I get a Russian mail order bride..
:( don't like that you feel down in any way. Wish you felt better.

If would make you feel better, I'd allow you to prep, plan and cook my meals too 😬
itsok · 31-35, F
@Bexsy that made me laugh, you’re so thoughtful lol
@itsok 😀 glad you laughed though
I live on my own but my experience is the opposite, I love to cook I make fab stuff
itsok · 31-35, F
@metaldog that’s great, I wish it wasnt such a struggle for me
@itsok get a slow cooker you can make healthy, tasty meals so you're not cooking every day... you can eat that food every second day!!
Benjago · 41-45, M
Can I bring you a case of Fiji bottled water and black tellicherry peppercorns to use in your Cup Noodles? I always tell myself that just because I'm depressed it doesn't mean my food needs to be as well.
Benjago · 41-45, M
@itsok Curly fries with steamed broccoli and a poached egg.
Benjago · 41-45, M
@itsok Survive the week and let’s get you one of these for the weekend. I swear it’s the most excited I’ve looked in like 16 years.

itsok · 31-35, F
@Benjago you cutie. That looks delicious
twistedrope · 26-30, M
I personally eat eggs on toast between 3-7 times a week. It took a lot of the pressure of cooking breakfast in the morning as it only takes 20 minutes and I use fresh parsley, fresh thyme and cut up garlic with the eggs.
Northwest · M
I prepare once for the entire week, and reheat.
Northwest · M
@itsok I try to pretend it's fun. You know, exploring one of my creative outlets, makes it easier to go through 🤣

Makes for great conversation during wine tastings.
itsok · 31-35, F
@Northwest *crying into my wine*
yeah I totally love chopping vegetables, it’s so fulfilling
Northwest · M
@itsok Proper way to knead dough, that's more fulfilling. But the slice angle on a Persian cucumber, for a Greek salad, is also crucial to a more balanced life. 🤣
Ferric67 · M
If we were neighbors I wouldn't mind sharing the things I cook.

My coworkers are typically the recipients of such things.
itsok · 31-35, F
@Ferric67 that’s sweet
Pfuzylogic · M
Are you missing an opportunity here? I can immediately imagine a couple of volunteers! 😌
itsok · 31-35, F
@Pfuzylogic I have a bunch of freeloaders
Pfuzylogic · M
@itsok Yes but I am certain they are very eager to please.
CrazyMusicLover · 31-35
I love cooking just for myself and struggle if I have to cook for more people. 😆
itsok · 31-35, F
@CrazyMusicLover I just don’t want to cook in general 😩 like at all. But portioning so many foods for one 😵 last week I made egg salad and bought Hawaiian rolls to have it one. TWELVE ROLLS. so I either eat two a day for six days (I couldn’t do it) or I let it go bad, or I freeze rolls, and so many unpleasant things arise from that too 😅 it’s all too much work
CrazyMusicLover · 31-35
@itsok Oh, I understand that part of the problem. I wish they sold smaller packages too.
deadgerbil · 22-25, F
I don't have the energy to prep any meal. I just go with cereal, smoothies, order out etc
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deadgerbil · 22-25, F
@itsok I get that way with bananas. I need to make some smoothies before they go bad
Ontheroad · M
Yes, or that's close to what we do as single people who struggle to prepare and eat in half-way decent meals.
Starcrossed · 41-45, F
Cereal and soup for the win!
itsok · 31-35, F
@Starcrossed those are good ones. Week before last I did yogurt with granola as the breakfast, and before that I did special k.
I get tired of soup quickly but that works out because I just get like two servings out of a prepared can.
Do you make your own soup or getting prepared ones?
Starcrossed · 41-45, F
@itsok I've done both but my preference is to get takeout Phở
itsok · 31-35, F
@Starcrossed my favorite is takeout egg drop soup ☺️
heavyone2 · 61-69, M
1 grilled cheese with smoked ham and tater tots on the side,, please?
Turtlepower · 36-40, M
I used to hate cooking for myself for this very reason lol
wackidywack · 22-25
you're doing good enough. Proud of ya
itsok · 31-35, F
@wackidywack thank you
SW-User
I'd cook you a nice meal
itsok · 31-35, F
@SW-User you are a sweetheart
SW-User
@itsok You are too ..that's why I'd do it
That's rough, buddy
heavyone2 · 61-69, M
@GohantheThird hey, one of my favorites...lol.
Howudoin · 41-45, M
That's when I go with burritos. You can vary the filings with little effort
Howudoin · 41-45, M
@itsok not every week. But you can make breakfast burritos with eggs, cheese and salsa, and then lunch and dinner with variety of meat, beans, veggies, that can all be prepared ahead of time.
itsok · 31-35, F
@Howudoin do you get sick of it?
Howudoin · 41-45, M
@itsok well that's why only a week at a time, then i do something else
Tastyfrzz · 61-69, M
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MyNameIsHurl · 41-45, F
At least you don't have to share
itsok · 31-35, F
@MyNameIsHurl my dogs disagree
MyNameIsHurl · 41-45, F
@itsok so you're cooking for a few
lumberjackslam · 41-45, M
I just gave up and started eating corn flakes
itsok · 31-35, F
@Pfuzylogic I got my Golden Corral shirt today, fuzz
Pfuzylogic · M
@itsok That MUST get you a huge discount on the buffet! 😍
You can compete in the [c=BF6900]Golden Corral [/c]beauty competition now.
itsok · 31-35, F
@Pfuzylogic I’ll let you know if I get a discount 😌 and there will be no competition, believe me 💁🏻‍♀️
iamonfire696 · 41-45, F
I am sorry. I hate cooking for my family, I would love to just cook for myself and eat what I like.

Have you made your favourite meals and frozen them? I like to do this with lasagna, chilli, home made soup, spaghetti sauce,
Stuff like that so I can just have it for dinners when I don’t want to cook.
itsok · 31-35, F
@iamonfire696 I do from time to time. I freeze my spaghetti sauce into ziplock bags and break off pieces when I need them. I’ve done chili, that keeps really well. I haven’t done lasagna, I think I’d have a breakdown if I tried that.
Does your family split up who chooses and cooks the meals?
iamonfire696 · 41-45, F
@itsok My husband doesn’t cook. My kids have started to cook with me so they can learn.

Lasagna freezes really well and you can cut it into pieces and freeze them separately.

I make those muffin tin omelettes and bake them in the oven and I will freeze those for the kids for breakfast. Just anything that’s easy when I am not feeling great.
@itsok [quote] I haven’t done lasagna, I think I’d have a breakdown if I tried that. [/quote] Instead of a full layered lasagna, try baking ziti or penne with all the other lasagne ingredients - same great taste, far less effort. Actually, my wife & I had been making a style of lasagna with (cooked) sausage & artichoke hearts that's really delicious. Now we do a sausage & artichoke hearts baked penne that freezes and reheats really well (actually, we've cut out red meat so we use meatless "impossible" sausage).

 
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