I cook primarily for myself, and by that I mean that out of everything I cook, only a tiny percentage is ever even tasted by anyone other than myself. When it comes to food, I'm essentially a one-person household, despite the fact that I live in a two-person household. Anyway, I cook for one, but as most recipes are built for more than one, I end up with leftovers. This is overwhelmingly the case with soups and stews, and so I end up with a freezer full of chicken and rice soup, Tuscan white bean soup, black bean chili, chili con carne, and so on. I usually forget about all that I have tucked away in the freezer--out of sight, out of mind--but this weekend I'm patting myself on the back for having squirreled away so much food. When one knows that one will be at work late into the evening--when one can't cook a meal but doesn't want to spend the money on take-out--it's nice to be able to reach into the freezer on one's way out the door and grab a container, so that one might have a wholesome, delicious, home-cooked meal even when cooking is out of the question.
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Sunday, October 12, 2008
* That is, until I go to put something into the freezer and realize that because of all the other stuff I've already stored, there's no more room.
Labels: Cleverness with Leftovers