I never mind cooking for one, probably because I’m almost always cooking alone, even when Vince is here. I love having the kitchen off to itself and never liked the open kitchen at the house in Texas. So, whether I’m alone or have Vince or even other visitors here, if I’m in the kitchen, I’m usually alone.
I’m not whining . . maybe I’m just telling myself that . . but Vince will be here some day and I have half a dozen friends who have recently lost their husbands so my loneliness is temporary but longer than I had hoped.
Anyway, sitting down to eat dinner alone . . that really bothers me. I bring my tablet to the table and play solitaire and I think that may make it worse because we’ve always had a rule that no devices – phones, tablets . . nothing – came to the table. So, bringing the table to the table makes me feel desperate .. like things are so bad I’m breaking the rules! 🙂 It isn’t that bad but really, I do not like eating alone. The whole time we’ve been married, Vince always came home for lunch so it was rare for me to have a meal alone.
But . . life goes on and I’ll appreciate every meal we have together once he’s here.
Tonight I pan fried some fish (frozen from Aldi) and made potatoes. It was delicious, even if I had to eat alone. At least I can have all the cilantro I want to put in/on the food and no one acts like they’re going to throw up because the mushroom powder stinks! 🙂