Monday, July 25, 2005

a problem....

I live with two other people.
They are wonderful roommates and I love living with them, but the problem is our fridge and freezer. It's full. Everywhere. And I like to cook. A lot. Usually recipes that can't be scaled down to one serving.
Last night I made a curry, which although I was happy with it, I don't want to eat for lunch and dinner the next two days. Tonight I want to try a salmon dish which will give me leftovers. Tomorrow I have a tri-tip that is over 2 pounds so I will have lots of leftovers from that too.

Any suggestions from other people out there? What do you do when you have no freezer space for leftovers, but want to try out recipes you just can't scale down to one serving and you don't feel like eating okra curry five nights in a row??

It's not like I can just feed everybody all the time either. First of all, my roommates and I all have different schedules and also, I just can't afford to feed everybody. And I no longer have a big tall boyfriend to feed, so I find myself with more leftovers than usual. Is there a simple solution to this that I'm missing? And don't tell me to stop cooking, because that's just not possible :)

2 comments:

Alice said...

How about starting a dinner club? That way, you can get rid of your left overs and exchange your food for other people's food. Or a cooking club where you could get a group together to cook and eat. Or starting a modified personal chef service where 'clients' pay for the ingredients and you get to eat what you make as a fee for the cooking service. Are these lame-o ideas?

starchmouse said...

Not at all lame-o ideas! I would love to do the last - I've even had an offer but there is pretty much only one person in the entire world who I can cook for without stressing because I know he'll like whatever I cook. Otherwise, I get a little stressed cooking for people. It never seems to taste quite right to me (hopefully that's all in my head) and I worry about serving iffy food to people. Sigh. I guess I just have to get over that...