Bachelorette food

Chase is working late this week, meaning he’s been eating most of his meals on set (he works in the film industry, did I tell you all that? Actually, I do as well, but let me clarify that it’s not nearly as cool as you might think. (Anyone from the entertainment industry reading this right now is thinking, “Amen, Sister.” Except that of course no one in this industry would say “Amen”  due to the fact that we’re all obviously godless heathens whose sole mission is to make everyone gay. Duh.))

Anywhoo… since Chase isn’t going to be joining me for dinner, that means I can eat WHATEVER I DAMN WELL WANT TO. The list of “Things I get to eat when I don’t have to take Mr. I-Used-To-Eat-HotPockets-Three-Meals-A-Day into consideration” consists of:

1) Soup, even when it’s hot outside. And I don’t have to feel the pressure of making it a “hearty” one. Sometimes a girl just wants a brothy bowl of potato-leek soup for dinner during the summer, okay?

2) Anything with onions in it. Honestly, I could write a list a mile long with this one. French onion soup is my #1 guilty pleasure when Chase isn’t home.

3) Random stuff that would never normally be considered a meal. Like, a glass of orange juice with a handful of saltines followed by a scrambled egg and bowl of sweet peas. If I’m full at the end then the ultimate goal was achieved, and I love when I don’t have to explain the random decisions that got me there.

4) If I make tomato sauce, I add at least 2 extra cloves of garlic. While I can eat heads of roasted garlic spread on toast and be in heaven, I’m always having to trim back when Chase is around.

5) Breakfast for dinner. I’m not sure what that guy has against eating eggs throughout the day, but I personally don’t have an issue with it. In fact, it’s often my preferred choice.

6) New recipes. Sometimes I use Chase as a taste-tester, and other times I like to know that if I fail miserably it will be in private.

This is not to say I don’t enjoy eating dinner with my husband. Especially if it’s at a restaurant, with food I don’t have to cook and dishes I don’t have to wash and a really pretty cocktail I didn’t have to mix, and I can still order the French onion soup. But this week I’m going to relish my dinners of pasta with garlicky tomato sauce, hot soup and scrambled eggs, and no one is going to judge me.

What are your favorite meals when you’re all alone?

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12 Thoughts on “Bachelorette food

  1. Cereal straight out of the box. And nutella with a spoon.

    • Caroline on June 7, 2012 at said:

      Oh, I forgot about Nutella! Eating with a spoon is definitely a favorite of mine!

  2. I’m pretty sure our husbands are brothers. Mine acts like I’m trying to poison him if I give him breakfast for dinner. I only made that mistake once. And homeboy definitely does not want soup in the summer. It’s sacriligious for him. Makes no sense to me. Enjoy your week of free eating!!

  3. I’m still single… so most nights are solo dining :)

    But! My favorite solo meal is meatballs with bbq sauce and grated parm. I make a bunch of meatballs and throw them in the freezer for a few weeks. Totally satisfies me when I arrive home in a hunger rage from work / yoga.

  4. Dessert before dinner. Some chocolate, or a little nutella or ice cream straight from the jar. And then I keep it kinda simple with a soup and sandwich or eggs and buttery toast. Maybe some quinoa, the bf is not a huge fan. He loves to cook, but when I’m out of town, he eats Chinese takeout and pizza. And frozen dinners.

  5. My favourite single girl meal is, a giant bowl of popcorn with a ton of butter and a cold glass of diet coke! Fancy!! LOL!

  6. alikatster on June 7, 2012 at said:

    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, totino’s pizza rolls, pasta with vegetarian sauce, ramen noodles, chef boyardee ravioli, spoonfuls of cookie butter, and quesadillas. when i don’t have someone else to cook for, i like quick easy stuff. my hubs is grossed out by processed foods because he grew up on a farm — sometimes i just need something frozen – lol!

  7. Tere on June 7, 2012 at said:

    Making something interesting from whatever’s in the fridge and feeling like I’m doing something special just for “moi.”

  8. crystal on June 7, 2012 at said:

    i usually go for the random stuff to make a meal option most nights.

    my fav meal is guac and fresh from the mexican market chips

  9. Carol on June 8, 2012 at said:

    My husband is not a big pasta guy so when he is out of town I definitely have some sort of pasta dish. I also try out new recipes when people are out of town to see how they work out. If I like the recipe, the family might get to try it.

  10. Polly on June 8, 2012 at said:

    LOVE your #3… I so do that and generally with a nice glass of vino:)

  11. Having just moved in with my boyfriend two weeks ago – I am already feeling the painful loss of “bachelorette dinners”! Glad to know I’m not alone!

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