One of the things I am having trouble getting used to is cooking for two...technically, it's more like one and a quarter people. Since I had surgery in February, the amount and type of food I am able to eat is very limited. I discovered, last night, just how much my cooking chore has diminished, which honestly, I never considered it a chore because I love to cook and I am a darn good cook, to boot! Apparently, I am also a bit conceited...
Not so many years ago, when I made meatloaf...which is the best meatloaf anywhere, so everyone that eats it says... Anyhow, I would use this 13 X 9 X 2 pyrex casserole pan. It would be full corner to corner and side to side. There were never leftovers...ever!
So last night, as I stood making meatloaf, I looked at the paltry 1/2 pound of hamburger meat, the 1/4 onion and bell pepper, the half a slice of bread, and the tiny bit of ketchup, that was to be supper, and thought, "well, this isn't going to fill that pan up. Not by a long shot.".
My Mister and I have been reduced to a mere
4 X 4 X 2 casserole pan. Does this even register as a casserole pan? Really??? AND...there were leftovers!!! This new journey...this new lifestyle...is making me crazy! How does one go from cooking enough for a small army to barely cooking enough for one person...and still have leftovers? *sigh* I guess this, too, will take some getting used to.
Grace & Peace.