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Cooking For One
Published on August 29, 2012 by Sara Foss

Over at the DG, occasional Rule of Thumb contributor Brian McElhiney offers some tips on cooking for one.

Here's an excerpt:

"I love food. And I mean all food — from succulent, perfectly seared prime rib, to fresh broccoli, to greasy fast food cheeseburgers, to those compartmentalized meals they serve on airplanes.

But for most of my life I’ve hated cooking. I think it’s because I’m lazy. It also doesn’t help that, like most of my family, I’m a fast eater and a meal that takes half an hour to prepare ends up being inhaled in about five minutes or less. (My mom is the champion of speed-eating — she used to yell at my sister and me if we didn’t finish our dinner in 10 minutes.)

Cooking becomes even more of a chore when you’re single. Let’s face it — most recipes are written with large volumes in mind, and it’s more economical to buy the ridiculously sized family packs at the grocery store."

Click here to read the whole thing.

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