I'm cooking alone this week because I've temporarily moved out of the apartment I share with my boyfriend. I need time to decompress. I am used to cooking large, elaborate meals and could use suggestions on meals for one. I have made a large pot of chili as well as coffee-chipotle short ribs with celery-root puree, something I eat for comfort. However, I can't eat this all week. I plan to make a few from-scratch salad dressings and maybe some soup for my next-door neighbor, who's glad to have me back -- split pea, maybe. Something light, since my stomach is in a constant knot. Any ideas regarding tasty solo meals? Thank you.
The Galloping Gourmet here
|by GG||reply 53||08/04/2013|
He kicked you out huh?
|by GG||reply 1||08/13/2012|
What are you drinking, Bub
|by GG||reply 2||08/13/2012|
Buy a Costco chicken. That should last you all week.
|by GG||reply 3||08/13/2012|
I think GG is Ina Garten.
|by GG||reply 4||08/13/2012|
order a pizza
|by GG||reply 5||08/13/2012|
Turkey meatballs, bread pudding, red dragon cheese, cans of frosting, lady ham, baked potato bar ...
|by GG||reply 6||08/13/2012|
Vienna sausages, Mac and cheese
|by GG||reply 7||08/13/2012|
Graham! What wine are you drinking too much of these days?
|by GG||reply 8||08/13/2012|
How many pounds over 300 do you weigh, OP?
|by GG||reply 9||08/13/2012|
[quote]coffee-chipotle short ribs with celery-root puree
This sounds great, but it's hardly something "light" for a stomach "in a constant knot".
Definitely make the soup for your neighbor, & have some yourself with cornbread.
Soups in general are nourishing meals & easy to eat when you're not feeling well -- just have as much or as little as you want, with some kind of good bread. Making soup & baking bread are comforting activities in themselves.
I like cold soups in summer: vichyssoise, gazpacho, butternut squash, cucumber, etc.
|by GG||reply 10||08/13/2012|
dude, iz u fo realz?
|by GG||reply 11||08/13/2012|
[quote]I've temporarily moved out of the apartment I share with my boyfriend.
Stop with your silly fairytales.
He's no longer your boyfriend.
The move out is permanent.
|by GG||reply 12||08/13/2012|
Frozen State Fair corn dogs.
|by GG||reply 13||08/13/2012|
large elaborate meals for two? and now it's meals for one?
Hint, cut the ingredient list in half.
Bitch please. 1/10.
|by GG||reply 14||08/13/2012|
I think he should go on Iron Chef America.
|by GG||reply 15||08/13/2012|
You're better off without your shithead boyfriend. Good luck.
|by GG||reply 16||08/13/2012|
Is this uninteresting, self-serving garbage really necessary here? It's not even good fodder for snarking at.
Get a blog, sister. Or, better yet, eat the wrong mushroom.
|by GG||reply 17||08/14/2012|
I'm voting gazpacho. But I'm a freak for tomatoes, so there's that.
You need to spill, OP. What's up behind the time out?
|by GG||reply 18||08/14/2012|
Veggie omelets, made with cheese, whatever veggies you have on hand.
They go so well with that bottle of wine you're drinking every night.
|by GG||reply 19||08/14/2012|
I smell the scent of gin and regret.
Whatever you eat, you should eat it cold...
|by GG||reply 20||08/14/2012|
One of my many housekeepers eats just rice, it seems to agree with them
|by GG||reply 21||08/14/2012|
Oh, yes! Congee!
|by GG||reply 22||08/14/2012|
Tuna salad with capers.
|by GG||reply 23||08/14/2012|
r17, I love you! Eat the wrong mushroom should be the new die in a grease fire.
|by GG||reply 24||08/14/2012|
So you kept your old place? Or you moved in with a neighbor? Am I missing something?
I ain't buying this OP. There's a lot more to this. I smell Shellfish & it's gay!
I think you live at the Travel Lodge & you're eating microwave pizzas, burritos and cheap booze. Like Boone's or Dollar Trer cough syrup.
|by GG||reply 25||08/14/2012|
And somewhere a strict bottom lowers his legs to half mast...
|by GG||reply 26||08/14/2012|
Mac & cheese - there are some recipes in another thread!
|by GG||reply 27||08/14/2012|
r25, his old place is his mother's basement.
|by GG||reply 28||08/14/2012|
Why does everyone assume GG is a loser? I'd love to cook well.
|by GG||reply 29||08/14/2012|
Tell us your weight, OP.
|by GG||reply 30||08/14/2012|
OP knows he sounds clueless. It's his schtick
|by GG||reply 31||08/14/2012|
Your weight, OP? What is it?
|by GG||reply 32||08/16/2012|
What's that takeout shit you Brits eat? Voldemort? Vonnegut? Something with a "V" that sounds revolting.
|by GG||reply 33||08/18/2012|
[quote]I'm cooking alone this week because I've temporarily moved out of the apartment I share with my boyfriend. I need time to decompress.
Now, from what you've written in another thread, we find out that you were cooking alone because he kicked you out. You're a total fake, OP.
|by GG||reply 34||08/18/2012|
Ignore the vultures, GG.
|by GG||reply 35||08/18/2012|
r33, from what I can see it is Vcurry or Vfish n Vchips.
|by GG||reply 36||08/18/2012|
[quote]I'm cooking alone this week because I've temporarily moved out of the apartment I share with my boyfriend.
Did you move out or did he kick you out?
|by GG||reply 37||08/25/2012|
I moved out on my own will and volition :( Now I have moved back in.
|by GG||reply 38||08/25/2012|
Are you still in or did you move out over the weekend again?
Have you ever tried Geno's Pizza Rolls?
|by GG||reply 39||08/27/2012|
Have you ever experienced drive-thru fast food?
|by GG||reply 40||08/28/2012|
1 can tuna fish
1 cup chunky peanut butter
3 tbs Miracle Whip (or Dukes, if preferred)
2 tsp. tabasco
8 maraschino cherries
best served on toasted cinnamon bread with clamato infused pickles and asiago banana chips for extra 'pop'
|by GG||reply 41||08/28/2012|
This is the timeline. We went to the Cape and had a miserable time. I moved out for a bit (I kept my old apartment) when we got back. He did not "kick me out," we took a break from one another to sort through our feelings. I recognized that I was being overbearing, and he recognized that he was being unappreciative/insensitive. Anyway, I have moved back in with him. I'm not sure why that's so hard to explain or understand. The one down side to moving back is that his kitchen is much less equipped than mine, which has a butler's pantry and an eat-in kitchen. However, I will make do!
|by GG||reply 42||08/28/2012|
[quote]He did not "kick me out,"
Yet in another one of your many menu threads, you stated that he took you back. That clearly indicates he kicked you out, not that you decided to move back in with him. Perhaps you should create a timeline for yourself with information you've been putting out so that your stories mesh from one thread to another.
|by GG||reply 43||08/28/2012|
|by GG||reply 44||08/28/2012|
How's the catering business going, GG?
|by GG||reply 45||05/15/2013|
What's happening with your new venture, GG?
|by GG||reply 46||05/16/2013|
In response to your original question, I keep humos, pita, peanut butter, whole grain bread and eggs for breakfast and the rest is frozen food or takeout. I also make a lot of soy lattes and protein drinks.
|by GG||reply 47||05/16/2013|
. . . one less . . . egg to FRY
|by GG||reply 48||05/16/2013|
My God Susan...we all thought you were dead.
|by GG||reply 49||05/16/2013|
It was a year ago for the split, GG. How are you coming with the plans for the new businss venture?
|by GG||reply 50||08/03/2013|
He was a on a break! Jeez, leave the poor guy alone. Now make yourself a big ol' pot of chicken soup, and you'll feel a whole lot better.
|by GG||reply 51||08/03/2013|
We want to hear about his business partners and how things are going with their venture. Are they doing a lot of wedding banquets? Any charity balls?
|by GG||reply 52||08/03/2013|
Where are you GG? Is this your week to be Roger Octopus?
|by GG||reply 53||08/04/2013|