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What do you eat when you eat alone?

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm currently slowly adjusting to being without a cook, so my diet for yesterday consisted of:

    Oatmeal(plain oats, with sugar and butter), Two PB&Js, and Six eggs for an omelet...thing around dinner time.

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  • jclastjclast Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Jesus, that's a huge omelet.

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Cesca is allergic to practically everything, so when I'm just cooking for me instead of for us I go slightly nuts with foods that she can't eat. The things I miss the most are generally things that are either spicy, or tomato based.

    This week she's in London for a conference, so I've made bolognese one night (from scratch, I don't do jarred sauces), tandoori chicken with mushroom biryani last night, tonight it's Thai curry, and tomorrow I'll do a red wine and beef stock based risotto with spicy chorizo.

    She's back on friday so I'll probably use this salmon I have in the freezer to make a kind of nicoise salad.

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    jclast wrote: »
    Jesus, that's a huge omelet.

    I was pretty hungry <_<

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I generally do one of the following:

    - Get take-out or fast food
    - Throw a frozen pizza in the oven or some soup in the microwave
    - If I have leftovers, nuke the leftovers

    I rarely cook alone. I do cook for other people, but if I cook alone, it's because I bought the fixings for something I had with guests and I want to use them up. For instance, I made my girlfriend chicken marsala last weekend, and used the remaining ingredients to make it again last night.

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  • MidnightSGMidnightSG Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Tarranon wrote: »
    I'm currently slowly adjusting to being without a cook, so my diet for yesterday consisted of:

    Oatmeal(plain oats, with sugar and butter), Two PB&Js, and Six eggs for an omelet...thing around dinner time.

    6?! Jesus who are you?
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  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    If that's what 6 eggs a night will do to me...

    <.<
    >.>

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2009
    I almost never cook alone anymore. I sometimes cook for me and the kids, sans wife, and I usually try to do something fun. Waffles, or fast food, or pizza, or something. When I really am cooking dinner for myself, about the half the time it's something like fajitas and some blackbeans, and the rest of the time it's a bowl of cereal and a stick of string cheese and maybe an apple or something. Basically, random selections from varied food groups until I'm full.

    I love to cook elaborate meals, but not for myself. For me, half the point of cooking is to prepare something that others enjoy and appreciate. Sort of loses something if it's just me.

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  • The Raging PlatypusThe Raging Platypus Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Just to piggyback on what Morninglord was saying - stirfry is really the way to go for quick dinner meals. I find that as long as I keep my fridge stocked with assortments of veggies, I can quickly dice up two or three veggies and stir fry them with garlic, ginger, and some soy sauce to create an instant meal. Pair it with some quinoa or brown rice and BAM! Easy healthy dinner.

    /Emeril'd

    Edit: Also, boiled vegetables? UGGGGGGGGGH. Why would you ever.

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2009
    Easier even than stir-fry is to just throw shit at a BBQ grill. Throw on some pork chops, or some chicken, or a steak. Lightly seasoned - I like to actually taste the meat. I have a grilling pan for veggies, so I chop up some zucchini or summer squash and cook that on the top burner. Then just make a pot of rice or pasta to go with it. (If pasta, usually tossed with some olive oil and basil or rosemary; I typically try to match the seasoning on the meat.) 20 minutes from start to finish, and there's virtually no clean up. One pot and a veggie skillet. Very easy, pretty healthy, really yummy.

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2009
    Edit: Also, boiled vegetables? UGGGGGGGGGH. Why would you ever.

    I keep an emergency supply of frozen veggies, if we run out of fresh. Those get boiled. Boiling fresh veggies, though, is a crime against nature. Steaming is acceptable for certain things (cauliflower, eg), but grilling or sauteing is the way to go.

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Out of curiousity, to the people that say they don't want to spend time on cooking, how long is too long? And do you count time where something is in the oven or simmering and you don't actually have to do anything?

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2009
    japan wrote: »
    Out of curiousity, to the people that say they don't want to spend time on cooking, how long is too long? And do you count time where something is in the oven or simmering and you don't actually have to do anything?

    I'm not one of those people, as I love to cook, but when I'm cooking there's not really any downtime. I always have at least a few courses, with staggered prep and cooking times, so while something is simmering I'm in the process of chopping or flipping or doing something else. And the moments of rest I do have are usually spent pre-emptively cleaning up.

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Yeah, I'm specifically thinking of the rice and/or ramen people, given that the difference between those and a prepared meal is very often a matter of minutes. I generally cook from scratch, but rarely spend more than twenty minutes or so in the kitchen.

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'd never eat sardines near real people.

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  • moocowmoocow Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    japan wrote: »
    Yeah, I'm specifically thinking of the rice and/or ramen people, given that the difference between those and a prepared meal is very often a matter of minutes. I generally cook from scratch, but rarely spend more than twenty minutes or so in the kitchen.

    Man, there's a big difference between rice and ramen.

    Rice is delicious and not all that bad for you, other than being carbs or whatever bullshit.

    Ramen is terrible in a plastic wrapper.

    Don't go lumping rice in with ramen, it's disrespectful to rice.

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  • CervetusCervetus Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I actually eat better when I'm alone, because then I'm just focused on myself and my own health/satisfaction, but with others I go with the flow more.
    Doc wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    I don't think that I modify my diet between when I am alone and when I eat friends. I just eat what I eat.

    Obviously if I'm at a restaurant I'll eat things that I do not make on my own at home. But if I am home and eating and people are here I do not modify my diet...

    It would be quite weird if when people here I did not eat, say, pickles but then when everyone left my kitchen turned into a veritable pickle orgy.

    When cooking for more than just me, I get more elaborate. For example, the other day I ate a bowl of ravioli with spicy marinara, and I munched on some raw carrots on the side. Had I been cooking for more than just myself, I probably would have steamed some vegetables and had garlic bread as well.

    Mind if I come over for dinner sometime?

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    My diet varies highly depending on how much time I have and my mood, as I've eaten alone almost every night for the last three years, and very often before then.

    Sometimes I just throw a frozen pizza in the oven, sometimes I make spaghetti, recently I've come to enjoy making real meals like brown rice (not the minute kind, either), sauteed vegetables, and some frozen "orange chicken", which combines to make a really damned good and filling meal, and I've also been baking muffins from scratch.

    Sure, I'd get more elaborate and more authentic if I had someone to cook for/with, I think I'm doing pretty well. Also if I had about a dozen more appliances and maybe a cookbook.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    Edit: Also, boiled vegetables? UGGGGGGGGGH. Why would you ever.

    I keep an emergency supply of frozen veggies, if we run out of fresh. Those get boiled. Boiling fresh veggies, though, is a crime against nature. Steaming is acceptable for certain things (cauliflower, eg), but grilling or sauteing is the way to go.

    Maybe it depends on how you steam them. My mom's second husband used to insist on 'Veggie Night'. One night a month we'd have a dinner of nothing but vegetables. At which point he'd take everything, throw it in a pressure cooker, and kill the ever loving taste out of it.

    Oh, and we were forbidden from adding any flavour that wasn't salt. No butter, no cheese, ect. (Though he was fond of coating everything with liberal doses of Garlic Salt...) Looked like crap, tasted like crap. I'm sure it's not the only reason why I still don't care for vegetables to this day, but it sure didn't help any.


    As for the thread, I have terrible eating habits. But then, I'm broke and I have no particular talent for cooking. I think I eat 'better' with others, however.

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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Just to piggyback on what Morninglord was saying - stirfry is really the way to go for quick dinner meals. I find that as long as I keep my fridge stocked with assortments of veggies, I can quickly dice up two or three veggies and stir fry them with garlic, ginger, and some soy sauce to create an instant meal. Pair it with some quinoa or brown rice and BAM! Easy healthy dinner.

    /Emeril'd

    Edit: Also, boiled vegetables? UGGGGGGGGGH. Why would you ever.

    Traditional in our family. Bunch a farmers, dunno how to cook just know how to grow it. :P
    When my dad cooked he used to burn them, as in it would boil down to nothing and then burn. :lol: He was incredibly hopeless in the kitchen but he's a top farmer. His property is worth so much now, he's leasing it out next year he'll be able to retire off of that for the rest of his life.
    Just different learned abilities. My mother never liked cooking she just did it because dad always had to be out on a tractor or harvester. Neither were overly creative in the kitchen.

    I find that after you have cooked a steak or chop or any kind of meat, a great thing to do with all that meat juice in the pan is quickly cut up some vegetables and toss them in for five minutes at a high temperature. Comes out beautifully and it's a fast n stress free way to get some vegies in you without using a second pan. No need for sauce or salt or anything, what's in the pan from the meat will do the job. It's better to use things like bukchoy, cucumber, lettuce, greens like this as they keep some juice in them and taste great fried at high temperature. You want them a little bit soft but still crisp. If it's completely soggy you left it in too long.

    This uh, doesn't really work with sausages they don't really have very tasty juices, you can still use the pan but chuck some flavouring on there, your choice.

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  • ArrathArrath Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    When cooking for myself I tend to spend a half hour or so on things like Chili or Spaghetti sauce (from scratch not pre-made junk) , things that don't take all too long to prepare, but can be left to simmer for hours, and can be made in batches so I only have to cook once a week or so, since when eating on my own I don't 'get bored' of the same thing.

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2009
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    Edit: Also, boiled vegetables? UGGGGGGGGGH. Why would you ever.

    I keep an emergency supply of frozen veggies, if we run out of fresh. Those get boiled. Boiling fresh veggies, though, is a crime against nature. Steaming is acceptable for certain things (cauliflower, eg), but grilling or sauteing is the way to go.

    Maybe it depends on how you steam them. My mom's second husband used to insist on 'Veggie Night'. One night a month we'd have a dinner of nothing but vegetables. At which point he'd take everything, throw it in a pressure cooker, and kill the ever loving taste out of it.

    Well, there are certain veggies that sort of demand steaming. Like, I'm not sure how else you would even cook a head of cauliflower. I guess you could chop it up and grill it? Or something?

    But steaming is just like any other means of cooking. You do it too long, you fail. You wouldn't throw something in the oven and leave it there too long, and you don't do that to things in a steamer. Your mom's second husband apparently fails at steaming, which is sort of impressive, because c'mon, it's fucking steaming. Throw in steamer, cook until tender. Not "cook until dissolved".

    Steamed green beans tossed with olive oil and lemon juice and a little salt are fucking to die for, btw.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Mortius is correct Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    My issue with cooking isn't so much the time as the money.

    I have none.

    so I'm reduced to living on rice, ramen, and pb&j. that's been my entire diet (for the most part) for the last 6ish or so months.

    when I do get a bit of extra money, it usually goes towards something like frozen veggies and minute steaks that i can fry up real quick and put with my ramen and rice.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    Edit: Also, boiled vegetables? UGGGGGGGGGH. Why would you ever.

    I keep an emergency supply of frozen veggies, if we run out of fresh. Those get boiled. Boiling fresh veggies, though, is a crime against nature. Steaming is acceptable for certain things (cauliflower, eg), but grilling or sauteing is the way to go.

    Maybe it depends on how you steam them. My mom's second husband used to insist on 'Veggie Night'. One night a month we'd have a dinner of nothing but vegetables. At which point he'd take everything, throw it in a pressure cooker, and kill the ever loving taste out of it.

    Well, there are certain veggies that sort of demand steaming. Like, I'm not sure how else you would even cook a head of cauliflower. I guess you could chop it up and grill it? Or something?

    But steaming is just like any other means of cooking. You do it too long, you fail. You wouldn't throw something in the oven and leave it there too long, and you don't do that to things in a steamer. Your mom's second husband apparently fails at steaming, which is sort of impressive, because c'mon, it's fucking steaming. Throw in steamer, cook until tender. Not "cook until dissolved".

    Steamed green beans tossed with olive oil and lemon juice and a little salt are fucking to die for, btw.

    He had...'views'...about things. I don't care for vegetables much, but I don't recoil at the thought of them. Except green beans. I had a bad experience with them once... That and I don't care for 'mushy' vegetables.

    Again, it could be how they're prepared and I just have terrible luck in what I'm served.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    When I'm with the Fam, we eat large amounts of pastas - spaghetti, mac and cheese, fettuccine, etc. It's a cheap way to feed 4 people.

    It then follows that, when I am alone, I eat (in order of availability):
    1. Leftover Pasta (Leftovers are rare)
    2. Anything I can open and microwave.
    3. Sandwich (meat and cheese on bread)
    4. Actual cooking.

    The thing of it is, I actually LIKE cooking, and would love to fry up a steak with some veggies, but do we have steak in the house? No. We have fucking pasta. Maybe a bag of chicken nuggets. I can't cook because there is nothing to cook, and we don't buy things to cook because it's a waste of money to buy things that only I will eat.

    ...sorry, this thread is making me bitter. And hungry.

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  • JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I don't cook different food when I'm alone, really. I just cook single dishes instead of full meals. I remember one of the first times I had my now wife over for dinner in college. I made these beautiful steaks, simple and perfect, and we sit down to eat and she asks where the other food is. No bread, no potatoes, no nothing - just steak.

    That's how I cook alone. I make the main course, and I make extra, and then I eat it.

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  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I use my alone-cooking as time to beta test new harebrained ideas.

    Because if I can't eat it then I'm sure as fuck not serving it to company.

    I'm just gonna skip the rest and capitalize on this one.

    I cook the same way when I am alone as when I am with company.

    Elaborately, and if not elaborately, at least well.

    I don't usually go for the "throw some cold cuts on bread" type of meals.

    I'm not trying to be...like...elite here though! Let me stop myself a second. I do eat things like boxed mac n cheese. Difference in HOW I eat it from most people is that I A. Only shop at all natural grocery stores and B. generally "spice it up".

    Something like- Fiesta Mac n' Cheese.
    Box mac N' Cheese.
    Cook pasta, while it is cooking mix the sauce packet with salsa and sour cream (if it is a powder, if not you might wanna forgo the sour cream). Spoon mixture onto hot drained pasta. Top with Chili powder.


    This happened when I ran out of milk, and didn't realize until I had already opened the box of mac.

    Also- Boiling soba (or ANY) noodles with chili oil to give em a little kick.

    I don't know...if I'm going to eat it I am going to go all out and make it taste good virtually every time unless I am veryyyy tired.

    Which is why it took me a half hour to reheat some leftover chili for myself....

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  • mystikspyralmystikspyral Registered User
    edited July 2009
    I usually eat better when I live with or cook for others. I love preparing meals for large groups of people.

    When I'm alone I sometimes don't eat at all. Terrible, I know. If I do eat it's something simple like a PB&J and some grapes.

    Alone - basic, sandwiches, fruits, easy pastas

    Friends/Family - Stuffed Green Peppers, Stroganoff, Tortelloni, Curry Chicken

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    japan wrote: »
    Out of curiousity, to the people that say they don't want to spend time on cooking, how long is too long? And do you count time where something is in the oven or simmering and you don't actually have to do anything?

    I just don't particularly like the process of cooking enough to want to bother with it. It's just a pain in the ass, laying out all the ingredients, washing and chopping vegetables, waiting for things to cook, cleaning up pots and pans and the cutting board afterwards...

    It's one of those things that I'd just rather not do, like scrubbing the bathroom sink or cleaning the fridge.

    Even if it only took five minutes, that's still five minutes I'd rather spend reading a book or posting with you guys.

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  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Feral wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    Out of curiousity, to the people that say they don't want to spend time on cooking, how long is too long? And do you count time where something is in the oven or simmering and you don't actually have to do anything?

    I just don't particularly like the process of cooking enough to want to bother with it. It's just a pain in the ass, laying out all the ingredients, washing and chopping vegetables, waiting for things to cook, cleaning up pots and pans and the cutting board afterwards...

    It's one of those things that I'd just rather not do, like scrubbing the bathroom sink or cleaning the fridge.

    Even if it only took five minutes, that's still five minutes I'd rather spend reading a book or posting with you guys.

    Huh....I dunno.

    The part that I bolded is actually very very very soothing for me....which I guess is why I cook...elaborately? for myself just as often as I do when people are there.

    I hate cleaning dishes either way...but then again I tend to feel better about cleaning dishes that only I ate off of....(no dishwasher ftl)

    I WILL say, however, that I have taken a trend in my "private eating time".

    Simpler meals...Like...
    steamed rice with nori and Tofu with teriyaki dipping sauce,
    A plate of sliced peaches, cheese, and bread with coffee
    Leftover pasta tossed with garlic and olive oil and topped with crushed red peppers and Parmesan

    mainly due to having to bring lunch each day...I don't wanna live on sandwiches so I take things I can put in the fridge that aren't microwave meals.

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  • nosnibornosnibor Registered User
    edited July 2009
    Usually I experiment on the weekends, because that's when I have more time.

    When I'm alone, one of my favorite meals is boxed mac'n'cheese mixed with a can of Nalley's chili (you can substitute whatever heathen regional alternative you have, but it's not as good). I made it the other day, and then I added some Chipotle Cheddar Cheese that I found at WinCo. Nice and tasty.

    Also, I usually substitute Half and Half where the box calls for milk.

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  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    nosnibor wrote: »
    Usually I experiment on the weekends, because that's when I have more time.

    When I'm alone, one of my favorite meals is boxed mac'n'cheese mixed with a can of Nalley's chili (you can substitute whatever heathen regional alternative you have, but it's not as good). I made it the other day, and then I added some Chipotle Cheddar Cheese that I found at WinCo. Nice and tasty.

    Also, I usually substitute Half and Half where the box calls for milk.

    Read above- Sour cream dude!

    Sour cream! Especially with the chili you added!

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  • NewblarNewblar Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    When I eat alone its something that is quick, simple and easy to clean. It is also just one thing such as pizza, hamburgers, tuna, plain pasta etc.

    When I eat with someone else I actually make a meal that takes time, effort and includes several dishes. So for example if its pasta, its not just plain pasta like when I’m by myself, there’s sauce, garlic bread, vegetables and maybe something for desert. I also tend to use proper plates and utensils with someone else instead of eating tuna out of a can with a plastic spoon which has happened way to many times when I eat alone. Or that one time when it was just my fingers :(

    I guess the main difference is that when I’m alone I don’t care about how much of a scrub I look like but when other people are around I want to look like I can actually take care of myself.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    You know what? I'm going to try that Mac-n-Chili idea (with Sour Cream, of course...). Thanks guys.

    Out of curiosity, is the cream a complete substitute for milk? Partial? How much to use, generally speaking?

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  • firewaterwordfirewaterword Satchitananda Pais Vasco to San FranciscoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I don't think I could enjoy mac and cheese without chili flakes.

    Also, I really hate my electric oven, and can't wait till I can get a gas line into my kitchen.

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  • EvanderEvander Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Quid wrote: »
    Why the Hell would I eat over my kitchen sink?

    if you want to finish somethgn off quickly, making a big production of laying it out on a plate and having a seat can take longer than the act of eating, itself.

    The sink tends to be right next to the silverware, and not far from the garbage. And even though most of us know how not to make a mess when eating, when you're already standing at the silverware drawer, eating over the sink feels like the natural precaution to be taking.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Not having a dish washer and being very bad at doing it by hand, I pretty much eat exclusively with paper plates.
    I would not eat off of a paper plate the first time someone I'm wooing visited.

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  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    You know what? I'm going to try that Mac-n-Chili idea (with Sour Cream, of course...). Thanks guys.

    Out of curiosity, is the cream a complete substitute for milk? Partial? How much to use, generally speaking?

    I generally just completely substitute....ummm...lets see....

    I think about a half cup of sour cream and a half cup of salsa? I don't really know exact measurements, but I mix them together with the powder in the same bowl that I use everytime and when it looks right it use it....

    Sometimes the scientist in me goes byebye.

    Especially when cooking.

    EHHHHH just throw in some stuff...how much? *shrug* whats it taste like?

    You can just completely replace it unless it is to thick, but the salsa usually helps that.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Arch wrote: »
    You know what? I'm going to try that Mac-n-Chili idea (with Sour Cream, of course...). Thanks guys.

    Out of curiosity, is the cream a complete substitute for milk? Partial? How much to use, generally speaking?

    I generally just completely substitute....ummm...lets see....

    I think about a half cup of sour cream and a half cup of salsa? I don't really know exact measurements, but I mix them together with the powder in the same bowl that I use everytime and when it looks right it use it....

    Sometimes the scientist in me goes byebye.

    Especially when cooking.

    EHHHHH just throw in some stuff...how much? *shrug* whats it taste like?

    You can just completely replace it unless it is to thick, but the salsa usually helps that.

    Cool. I think I'm good enough at cooking/preparing that that should make sense. Thanks.

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  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Arch wrote: »
    You know what? I'm going to try that Mac-n-Chili idea (with Sour Cream, of course...). Thanks guys.

    Out of curiosity, is the cream a complete substitute for milk? Partial? How much to use, generally speaking?

    I generally just completely substitute....ummm...lets see....

    I think about a half cup of sour cream and a half cup of salsa? I don't really know exact measurements, but I mix them together with the powder in the same bowl that I use everytime and when it looks right it use it....

    Sometimes the scientist in me goes byebye.

    Especially when cooking.

    EHHHHH just throw in some stuff...how much? *shrug* whats it taste like?

    You can just completely replace it unless it is to thick, but the salsa usually helps that.

    Cool. I think I'm good enough at cooking/preparing that that should make sense. Thanks.

    Taste it before you add, easier to fix that way.

    Arch on
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