I’m beginning to think I should start a blog called gluten-free cooking for one, in which I share my (admittedly not very precise) ideas about how to inexpensively and creatively cook gluten-free meals for one person. Because I am eating well. :}
For example: This week I had breakfast (eggs & homemade hash browns) for dinner, and then used the leftover hash-brown potatoes to make dumplings, which I then dropped into homemade chicken soup. I’d made the homemade soup from homemade chicken broth (and I froze about three containers of that for later and gave one away as a thank-you to my dog-sitter), which I’d made from a rotisserie chicken from Sam’s Club, which cost me $4.89.
Mom and dad showed me how to get a big $15 slab of pork and cut it up into about 10 pork chops, a roast, and a big bag of soup pieces, and then we put all of that in the freezer at Thanksgiving time. Each chop subsequently costs me about $1 (super cheap!), and I’m taking them out 2 at a time and cooking them. So far I’ve had 2 wiener schnitzel chops (yum!), and tonight I made a stuffed pork chop filled with caramelized onions, diced apple, and ginger cookie crumbs.
It Did Not Suck.
I’m not saying I’m a great cook; but I hear all the time from people that it’s too hard to cook for one, that it’s boring and sad to cook for one, etc… and I have the additional constraint of having to keep it rigorously gluten-free, plus minding my migraine diet. So imagine what regular humans who can actually cook could do with these ideas!!!
What do you think?