Chicken, Asparagus and Feta Salad; Cooking for one is not the same! — 7 Comments

  1. When I’ve been faced with cooking for one, Katie, I either truly cook for one—a nice little steak, maybe a potato and a small salad—or I cook for two and call the leftovers lunch or dinner the next night. But yes, shopping for one is a whole other matter. Hope your mari returns home soon.

  2. Ha! I have found it extremely hard to cook for two! Both of our teens are rarely home for a meal,(and our other kids have long since moved out) so it is usually just Farmboy and myself. (or is that me and Farmboy?…or Farmboy and me?….or I and Farmboy?…never mind…you get the picture.) I inevitably cook 9 pieces of chicken, a whole pan of oven roasted potatoes, and 2 bunches of asparagus. We are eating off that for days! And sadly, by the end of the week, I am glad to put the remainder in the trash. How do you get the coals going for 4 measly pieces of chicken? I think I could use that cookbook you spotted!

  3. That is too gorgeous!
    I think it’s much easier to cook for 4 or 6 or 8 or 10 or more than one or two. Like you say some of it is habit when we shop and then again when we’re facing the pot.
    Avocados I can eat all day so 3 for just me would be happy. Yes I’m that bad.

  4. Tasty and light! I like it. Highly recommended for the 1 O’clock late lunch.

  5. Terry, and once I do the shopping, I have to eat it…
    Cindy, it took me ages to get the rice or pasta down to enough for two – one…. not even close! (yes, I know I could just cut it in half, but it just doesn’t LOOK like enough)
    Tanna, I love cooking for crowds – one can be so much more creative… and, um, sloppy…
    Josh, on the terrace overlooking the sea????

  6. Well, I’ve got the opposite situation. In two days, I am going from a long habit of cooking for two to cooking for six. The other four have always thought we don’t eat enough anyway. I’m a bit petrified. It’s been too long since I cooked for a family. And to think I used to know what my kids liked (almost everything) and didn’t (not much, but each one dislikes something different).
    At least the grandson really got into “exotic” French food last time he was here and is definitely looking forward to a seafood pizza!

  7. Azurienne, the last time I cooked for a group, I sadly undercooked – for the first time ever. Of course, I have a nephew who is very fit, very athletic and eats for 5.