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Old 17-06-2012, 10:09   #1
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Single Hander Meals

Please share advice, warnings, secrets, personal experiences about preparing meals as a single hander. Do you cook one big meal in the morning and eat it all day? Dine by candlelight? Make an effort to make meals attractive or just eat out of the pressure cooker? Invite guests in often to make meals more fun?

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Old 17-06-2012, 10:23   #2
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Re: Single Hander Meals

I probably lean a little towards eat out of the pressure cooker when I'm solo, although do try to act a little more civilized occasionally, use a real plate and sit at a table instead of standing over the stove.

Either way, I do like one pot dishes although most end up as two. Fried rice is a quite and easy and you can use almost any sort of vegetable still living in the galley.

Spaghetti is another quick and easy. Use a good brand of sauce in a bottle but start off sauteing fresh garlic and onions in a pan then add the bottled sauce.

Cheese and crackers with a couple of raw veggies like sliced carrots and a glass of red wine is good for quick eats if you drop anchor late and don't want to cook.

Mexican is also good, especially if you have a ripe avocado and tomato.

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Old 17-06-2012, 10:24   #3
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Re: Single Hander Meals

have had quite a few single hander friends over the years and it never ceases to amaze me their canny sense of timing....generally arriving as the crew are laying out the plates for dinner..........,which is also great as most have lots of interesting stories to tell.
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Re: Single Hander Meals

If there was a Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant in the middle of the Atlantic and Pacific, I would be other there eating chicken strips.

You can tell that I am a conisseur of fine food.
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