I think if my followers go back through my previous blogs, I have discussed this subject before.

This evening I am alone as Patty is off in Edmonton and Calgary doing good family business.  I remain here to take care of Reese… and work on the model.

Here is the subject this evening.  It is difficult to prepare interesting meals for one person particularly if, like me, I cannot use my front teeth for the next while (for those not involved daily in my personal life I am going through a implant of my eye tooth).

So most of those meals that I would normally prepare when Pat was away.. Steak.. Hamburgers… chicken wings… ribs…hot dogs etc I cannot go to them.  I am not prepared to go to a full diet of gruel so have been trying to prepare missing denture acceptable meals (there is actually a web site for this).

Many years ago, when Meagan and Janine had gone off to University, I found myself trying to prepare meals for less than four hungry people.  How do you make good meals for just two?  I happened to mention this in my weekly phone call to mother and she said ” dear…try doing this for one!!!”  Point taken.  She was living alone in an apartment in Regina at the time.

Eventually I learned how to cut back but realistically the great meals always ended up as a meal for four with leftovers.  There is a certain incremental quantity you need to blend all the ingredients for a proper meal that just does not allow micro sizing.

I realize the fall back for rich and famous people is to just go out each night and let someone else solve the problem.  But I cannot leave little Reese…

Another fall back that has gone on for decades for single people was TV Dinners.  I thought I would never go there.

Saturday I made a Sheppard’s Pie with leftover mashed potatoes.  Last night I made a nice Butter Chicken on Basmati Rice.  Both of these provided leftovers for days ahead.

But I am tired of this.  I happened to be going through Loblaws Super Store and checked out their pre-made meals.  They had a Tortellini Rosee meal (sorry there should be a diacritic over the first e)… that was on sale for $5.  Bought it and it was wonderful.  Granted I did augment with a bit of red wine and additional Parmesan but it was wonderful.  Again a meal for two so I now have leftovers for dinner until Pat returns and maybe days after.

But if I ever end up on my own (Heaven Forbid) is this my future for fine dining? Finding ready made meals at Thriftys and Loblaws?

If my tooth comes back maybe not.  In any case I plan to abuse my body so it is Pat that faces this situation….. Sorry Patty.