Yes, MaryAlice! This is a daily struggle for me. I always prepared great meals for our family of 7, and now it is just me. I find myself eating either peanut butter and jelly or a microwave dinner. Sad to admit to this, as I did fancy myself a good "southern" cook. A friend of mine shared with me not too long ago to make a point of preparing one nice meal for myself each week, complete with a glass of wine, candles, the whole bit. I've not been consistent with this practice, but I think I need to give it another go. I deserve it!
You know, either my Mom or maybe my Godmother said the same thing to me .... prepare at least one very nice meal (with all the accessories -- candles, wine, etc.) once a week ... like you, I haven't been very consistent with this ... can't see going to all that trouble for just myself ... almost seems selfish .... oh well, cheers to you, Paula