Monday, September 20, 2010

how not to cook for two

Tommy and I lived with my little sister and her boyfriend for a couple years...with my other little sister and her boyfriend just a skip across town.  Needless to say, lots of people to feed.  When I would make pasta, I'd cook using the entire box of whatever noodle I had, I'd use the entire jar of sauce, lots of ground turkey and we'd go through an entire loaf of french bread.  Not to mention the salad...and maybe half a jug of milk...or more.

So now that it's just me and Tommy - I'm constantly making too much grub.  I still use the whole box of pasta...thinking that this is smart and we'll have leftovers for tomorrow.  Well - turns out those leftovers could indeed last roughly 5 or 6 days.  And we just can't eat the same thing every night for 5 days straight.  Well, we could, but we'd rather not.

So.  I need to get a handle on this. 


  1. Jes,

    I meant to say congrats ages ago.

  2. My mother-in-law is the same way...she still cooks for a family of eight even though it's just the two of them now.

    It takes a while to get the hang of it. I've gotten pretty good at cooking for 2, but I still have a hard time getting the protions right for larger dinners.

    (Is that orange label on the side of the pan permanent?)

  3. Haha I totally did that last week for Travis and felt a lil stupid after but had lunch for this week :) keep them coming

  4. Random comment, but can I just say LOVE the pan!!! xx