Fr. Leo here! My motivation for starting GraceBeforeMeals.com was to strengthen family life around the dinner table, but many single Catholics came up to me and asked how to cook for one.
Let’s face it, cooking for one is not easy. As a celibate priest who cooks for one all the time, I feel your pain!Priests and singles share the same struggle: how to cook for only one person. Click To Tweet
We face getting bored of having to eat the same foods all the time. And then after having the same menu all week, we still have a problem with waste.
But there are some simple tips that can make cooking for one a little easier.
Make a week’s worth of recipes with one product.
Have a hankering for a roasted chicken, but you can’t eat the entire thing? Here’s a creative way to make tasty meals from one roasted chicken from the store:
- Pull off all the leg meat and mix it with barbecue sauce. Store it in the refrigerator for a barbecue sandwich in the future.
- Next, cut up all the breast meat and turn it into chicken salad for lunch.
- Even the bones can be put to use. Boil them in some water with onions, carrots, celery, shredded chicken and pre-cooked pasta for a tasty chicken soup.
Cooking for one is a struggle, and it is necessary sometimes to eat alone. But remember our God is so good. He is Emmanuel and with Him you are never alone.
So let’s make this food, faith, and friendship connection and be faithful to it.
Realize God will satisfy even that pain we feel when being alone. Don’t forget that he is with you.