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If you live alone, or you were alone, do you, or would you cook for yourself?

  1. LaThing profile image74
    LaThingposted 5 years ago

    If you live alone, or you were alone, do you, or would you cook for yourself?

    Or would you go out and eat? Or would you buy frozen packed meals?

  2. Marturion profile image61
    Marturionposted 5 years ago

    It can be a bit of a trick, cooking for one - just about everything is packaged for two or more servings - but I took a great deal of comfort in cooking for myself, back when I was single.  I felt more free to experiment, since I was the only one who had to suffer when it went wrong.

  3. Gordon Hamilton profile image98
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 5 years ago

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  4. penlady profile image62
    penladyposted 5 years ago

    I cook for myself.  Eating out occasionally is fine, but it does add up in money.  Not to mention, it can be unhealthy.  Nothing beats a home cooked meal.  Frozen packed meals are fine; just watch the sodium.  What I do is cook two meals on Sundays and then eat off them for a few days.  You can freeze leftovers for later.  That eliminates the need for having to cook as much.

  5. sangre profile image95
    sangreposted 5 years ago

    I love cooking so yes I would.  Sometimes it easier not too I know, but cooking your own food can be cheaper if you make enough to last 2 or 3 days. Plus it way more healthy. Eating out is dear here.

  6. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    I cook for myself every two days or so. I eat out at a fast-food restuarant twice a week. The rest of the time, I get frozen packed meals: pizza's, veggies in bags, etc.

  7. MarieAlice profile image77
    MarieAliceposted 5 years ago

    i guess I will cook and freeze food for later, but will also go out to eat...

  8. moonfairy profile image80
    moonfairyposted 5 years ago

    I lived alone for a few years after my son went off to college. I love to cook, so I cooked for myself most of the time and I enjoyed my time alone. I would cook a great dinner, put on some nice music, light a candle or two, pour myself a glass of wine, grab a good book and enjoy my meal!!

  9. yoginijoy profile image72
    yoginijoyposted 5 years ago

    Sadly, I am a terrible cook. So...no. I would eat from a box, bag, can or ? and I would make friends with folks that like to cook.

  10. livingpah2004 profile image78
    livingpah2004posted 5 years ago

    I would not cook everyday. May be every other day. I will eat lots of cereal, salad, toast,begal etc And once a week eating out.

  11. pstraubie48 profile image88
    pstraubie48posted 5 years ago

    I do live alone and yes, I do cook for myself sometimes. Not often but sometimes. The reasons are several. One is I can control what is put in my food. Two, I love to look.. Third, I often make an extra dish for my daughter and her family who are just around the corner.

  12. SandyMcCollum profile image67
    SandyMcCollumposted 5 years ago

    I would cook a bunch of food and freeze it, and then I'd never remember to take it out of the refrigerator in time for it to be thawed for dinner. I detest microwave-cooked meat, I don't care how you do it. I'd then have to go out to get something quick.

    Like Marturion says, it's a real feat to cook for one! I'm trying to cook for two now and I still can't get the portions right. See, our own four kids plus we had the 14 foster kids over a 25 year span, so they weren't all at once. Life went on, everyone went to school and then college, and most recently we had 5 college kids living with us. All their college friends who came over were always hungry, so I usually cooked for a crowd on a daily basis; seven people at the least. One day, the kids sat my husband and I down in the living room, where they told us they were all moving out, and "It's time you guys were on your own now."

    After the shock went away, the scale-down was amazing! So much less laundry (and less soap expense) and towels to wash, fewer dishes and less picking up things that were left where someone was done with the item, and among other things my favorite part is that now we can afford to buy fish and Nutella! I know I still pee with the bathroom door open, but that's a habit that will break if I ever realize fully that I actually have privacy.

    That being said, I know I would get out a bowl of Froot Loops and maybe some toast, and for the next meal, I'd see how much Froot Loops was left. I don't cook just for me, but that's because I have someone always around.

  13. Deborah Brooks profile image78
    Deborah Brooksposted 5 years ago

    sure I would cook for my self I love to cook any way.. but I do get tired and will pick up or have it delivery.

  14. LauraGT profile image91
    LauraGTposted 5 years ago

    I think I would - I would invite lots of people over for dinner parties so I had someone to cook for!

  15. profile image56
    consentinoposted 5 years ago

    I think I would be horrible about cooking for myself.  I gave-up cooking 6 years ago, my husband does it all now.  I would be a lost soul.


  16. Insane Mundane profile image59
    Insane Mundaneposted 5 years ago

    Hell, yeah!  I cook either way, regardless if I'm single or in a relationship.
    I've never understood the phrase "it's hard to cook for one person."  I mean, there is such a thing called leftovers that can be re-heated and consumed later.
    Home-cooked meals are the best, but it does suck when it comes to all the dishes you have to wash on a regular basis.

  17. maryaB profile image60
    maryaBposted 5 years ago

    I only cook for myself, but then the rest of my family just eats it.. Can't really stop them

  18. MelChi profile image82
    MelChiposted 5 years ago

    I guess it would depend on what mood I'd be in.  It would be great to get take out now and then, but it's so simple and quick to cook a small meal.  And, I'm a lover of healthy food, so I'd probably also cook and freeze larger dishes- but I'd mostly cook small little meals with lots of fresh veggies and spices smile