I’m finally getting a hang of this “cooking for two” wife thing.
I used to dread preparing whole meals. Like, my senior year of college, I didn’t even know how to prepare chicken. I bought a chicken breast, chopped it into pieces, cooked it in a skillet and then took a picture and sent it to my sister asking what I was supposed to do next.
The next phase was when I was talking to an older lady at church and somehow we got on the topic of domestic-ness. I told her that “I, like, don’t know how people make meals every single day of the week with things that they find in their kitchen!” She then said, “Well, you plan out your recipes ahead of time and then go grocery shopping for the ingredients”.
I’m pretty sure I saw her roll her eyes while I was pondering her profound explanation.
You’d think I would’ve gotten it then, right?
I started looking up recipes and buying the ingredients. But I didn’t notice the fine print in the recipes where it stated the serving size. I ended up cooking meals for a party of 8 when I only needed enough for 1 or 2 people. It resulted in ALOT of extra food and weeks later something mysterious growing in the back of my refrigerator due to me not eating the leftovers.
Thank goodness I’m married to a math genius. Mr. Pribs can convert ANY recipe you want so that it serves two people. Talk about HANDY!
I’m probably going to get all messed up when we have a kid and it’s (he?she?) old enough to eat real food. I’m going to end up cooking for 7 people and trying to feed the kid a serving size big enough to satisfy a large man.
Oh well. It’s all about the learning process.
Recipe from here.