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Dinner For One!
The title of this post seems so sad, doesn’t it?
It’s not sad, though. Don’t worry. This post is about food.
Truth be told, cooking dinner for myself isn’t much different than what I’m used to. Even when ABS and I were living together, we very rarely ate together. I would throw something together when I got home from the gym around 8, and he’d usually pick up a roasted chicken on his way home, which he’d eat around 9.
Eating together was not one of our strong suits.
But at least we could share the food we bought. Now I have to be more conscious when it comes to planning meals so that food doesn’t go to waste. It’s particularly challenging to plan right now because I don’t have a microwave, so there’s no reheating leftovers!
When 5 pm neared today, this is how I felt…
But I’ve worked my body pretty hard these past few weeks, and I haven’t been diligent about getting to yoga.
So tonight, tight legs won out over a sleepy brain, and off to yoga I went.
As usual, I felt so much better afterward. I’m still fairly new to the practice, but I do know that tonight’s flow was fast. We were cruising through the poses and by the time I settled into pigeon pose I was feeling dang good. I left class feeling bendy and relaxed.
Get it done tip: If you plan to exercise at the end of your workday but just aren’t feeling it, remind yourself that it’s only an hour out of your day (or more or less, depending on what you’re up to). There are 24 hours in the day. All you need is that 60 minutes. The minutes will fly by if you just get it done.
After yoga it was off to Bed, Bath & Beyond. Man it’s tough to get out of that place without doing some serious wallet damage!
But I was well behaved and just picked up a shower hanger thingy for my shampoo and soap and whatnot, as well as some Drano.
My bath tub isn’t draining. I refuse to call the super — for now. I want to try to fix it myself.
You know, because I’m such an experienced plumber…
Dinner tonight was easy and delicious and probably not worthy of being posted on the blog, especially when there are so many amazing food blogs out there. But I’m hoping that in a few months I’ll look back on my “first meals living alone” and get a laugh out of “what a bad cook I was.”
A girl can dream, right?
I bet in September I’m still making the same Easy Bake Oven-worthy pizza I made tonight.
I munched on grapes while my food was cooking.
I put two pieces of corn on the cob (on sale at the grocery store!) on the stove…
I used to load up my corn with butter, but now I actually prefer it plain.
For the main course, I covered a whole wheat pita with some pasta sauce and a heap of mozzarella cheese. I threw it in the oven (350 degrees) for about 10 minutes and boom…
Five minutes later, my paper plate looked like this…
And there it is — my dinner.
My food isn’t fancy, which is why I pretty much never post about it. But it was delicious and it left me feeling satisfied.
Uhhh…that’s what she said? Sorry. I had to do it.
Now time to do some major flossing (corn on the cob for dinner, leaves me feeling sexy), showering (hopefully the tub will drain after my handiwork) and hanging up clothes before getting into bed.
TELL ME: What are your easy, go-to dinners? Bonus points if it doesn’t involve a microwave and isn’t pre-packaged. Even more bonus points if it’s really cheap. TONS more points if you’ll come to my apartment and cook it for me.