Hello, my name is Kirsten and I live in the grocery store. I feel like I should be introducing myself this way. I've been to the grocery store almost every other day this week! Alright, so that may be a slight exaggeration...but not really. I underestimate the amount of food needed to sustain my husband and myself for a week. When I lived alone, I knew exactly how much I should buy and cook to make it last for a week. Now, I'm just confused.
I need to learn how to cook for more than one person and make those meals stretch...& stretch looong. I knew the food situation would be tricky with my husband--not because he's a picky eater, but because leftovers hardly stand a chance past the next meal. I'm actually really flattered that he loves my cooking and doesn't hesitate to dive right in. But I like to make good use of my time and running to the grocery store every other day just isn't cutting it anymore.
I did receive some training during a brief "internship" when I stayed with my sister and her husband for a couple of months after she gave birth to their twin daughters. Cooking for 4 adults (including my mom) was much different than cooking for just me. But there's something really different about it now. I think it's because there was that two month block of time while he was away for his training and I kind of forgot how to make meals last for more than one person. Anyway, it's time to get out of that mentality and it's time for a new strategy!