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    Default Dinner for one?

    DF works nights 3-4 nights a week and sometimes won't start until 9 so he's here for dinner, but other times he starts at 5/6. He has to leave an hour before he starts so he's often not home for dinner.

    There's nothing more I hate then cooking just for myself so I often find myself eating stuff I can put in the oven, cereal, cheese and crackers, etc and I know I need to change!

    Any recipes for simple, quick meals for one?

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    Default Dinner for one?

    It's for this exact reason I order a batch of lite n easy dinners. Every few weeks.

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    Default Dinner for one?

    Subbing as dp works FIFO 2 on 2 off.

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    What about an omlette, grilled fish/chicken etc with salad, stirfry could all be done in small portions.
    Id just cook as normal half the time & freeze individual serves for the rest of the time.

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    Default Dinner for one?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2Bboys View Post
    It's for this exact reason I order a batch of lite n easy dinners. Every few weeks.
    How much does it cost you?

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    Default Dinner for one?

    When DP is on nightshift I usually go for a salad with tuna, I love Leonard's chicken mignogns and I also freeze some meals when I have left overs when he is home ie. lasagne, spaghetti Bol etc

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    Default Dinner for one?

    Quote Originally Posted by callmedragon22 View Post
    How much does it cost you?
    About $70 odd dollars for 10 dinners including delivery to your door.

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    I'd have some frozen dinners on standby...

    Otherwise, what about things like frozen fish fillets you can microwave and a steam bag of veges? That's a healthy, easy dinner that takes only a couple of minutes in the microwave.

    Otherwise, why not cook up a few actual meals, buy some cheap Chinese takeaway-style containers and freeze them? You could a few pasta dishes, casseroles, meatballs, etc.

    If you do want to cook some nights, there's no reason it has to be difficult. Buy a nice cut of steak, cook that and add a side of salad.

    Buy a chicken breast, stuff with some brie and basil, wrap in a piece of bacon, bake. Roast a potato with it, steam some brocollini to serve with it (for example).

    Get a wholemeal pita bread, top with tomato paste mixed with herbs and garlic, add whatever toppings you'd like, top with mozarella and grill - individual pizza.

    Have a loaf of turkish bread. Top with roast chicken, camembert cheese, avocado, bacon and tomatoes... pop in a sandwich press.

    Dice some onion, bacon, tomatoes, yellow capsicum, mushrooms and garlic...pan fry (make them all roughly the same size - finely diced) and add some freshly diced basil near the end. Serve over some thick gourmet sausages. Yum yum!

    Baked potatoes might be another idea.

    Make an individual chicken caesar salad.

    Check out a bunch of recipes for 1-2 serves here: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/coll...ing+for+1+or+2

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    I live by myself and do....

    Pastas - freeze individual portions of the sauce/meat (bolognaise, carbonara etc) and then cook the pasta fresh
    Curries - same thing but cook the rice fresh
    Roast chook from the supermarket and have with salad
    Individual Quiche lorraines
    steak with salad

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    DD has been away, for my meals lately I have had things like:
    tuna salad wraps
    scrambled eggs with baby spinach and tomato
    home made pizzas on tortillas

    And... last night I had oven chips with barbeque sauce for dinner


 

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