Saturday, October 9, 2010

Learning Curve

Mike came home from a buisness trip to LA and wanted something light to eat for dinner (having eaten out for two days). He suggested Cream of Wheat. Since only the two of us were home for dinner, he asked if the 4 portion serving was good to make (yes, because it was dinner). So, he measured the water and put it on the burner. While it was heating up, we took care of getting the trash out to the street. When we came back, the water was boiling. I double checked with him that he had done the recipe for four. So I measured the cereal and poured it in as I stirred. It got very thick, very quickly. Then I realized what I had done. I am so used to doubling everything for the family, that by habit, I doubled the amount of cereal for the serving of 4! So Mike whipped while I poured in more hot water! It may take time to remember to cut back on the amount of food to fix for two! Maybe I'll have to call the kids and ask them how much to fix - they are used to cooking for 1 or 2!

5 comments:

Grammyzanne said...

One or two more times of working so hard to salvage a meal should satisfy the learning curve. Then again fix the same amount and cook less often.

Andrea said...

@Grammyzanne That's what I do-Cook a big meal and only cook about once a week.

Jack Turner said...

I don't really know how to cook for two without leftovers. I like leftovers. Tamara's good friend, Katinka, gave us a great crock pot recipe book that helps you cook one meal for two and use the leftovers in the recipe for the next meal. When we're organized enough to use it, we really love it.

Tamara Robertson Turner said...

That's pretty funny. How many days will it take you to finish all that Cream of Wheat??

Joanne said...

Well, to be truthful, the Cream of Wheat was scorched with all of the cooking and stirring. I suggested after our evening supper, that we be extravagant and dispose of the rest. But, not so, my frugal sweetheart completed it all, one bowlful at a time!