Cooking for 2
Let's talk food!
I think I've figured out why college students gain so much weight... it's nearly impossible to cook for 1 or 2 people! It's so much easier to go out to eat.
I am really starting to enjoy cooking and have been trying lots of new recipes. The problem is, what doesn't seem like too much on paper winds up being a LOT of food. We keep having tons of leftovers and sometimes it's just not possible to eat them all before they go south. Our freezer is not the greatest and so I don't really like to freeze our leftovers because they get freezer burn in minutes, it seems! :P
Anybody have some good advice on how to cook for fewer people? Like I said--oftentimes the recipes don't seem like too much on paper, but in practice I wind up with giant pots of soup or something. I guess if it's a new recipe I'm kind of afraid to halve it in case it totally screws something up!
Chicken is easier to guess... I just pick a couple of boneless skinless chicken breasts and I know about how much DH and I can eat. We usually buy our ground beef in those 1lb tubes, which usually leaves us with leftovers but not too many. I've been trying a lot of soups and those usually are made to serve like 40 people, LOL!
I'm up for sharing recipes if anybody else likes to cook or wants some new stuff, too...
Anybody else have problems with this?