Friday Favorites: Meals for One

Friday, March 21, 2014 | Stamp in My Passport| |

Friday, March 21, 2014

Are you one of those people who doesn't read the number of servings at the bottom of a recipe until after you've made said dish, eaten two helpings and wonder just how long you would have to eat chicken cordon bleu casserole? Yeah, me neither. So for those of you who don't have an entire family to feed, don't like eating leftovers more than twice and don't have an unlimited grocery budget, these recipes and meals are for you.

On a side note, I've yet to figure out a dishwasher schedule for my limited number of dishes and so last night when I realized too late that I was out of plates and knives (and had already started the dishwasher), I ate out of a mixing bowl. Oops.

Photo Source: I Wore Yoga Pants
This is what I ate out of said mixing bowl and it was worth it. Plus I have just enough for lunch tomorrow. Letting the flavors marry and simmer together makes all the difference. So practice your patience and resist eating it all straight from the pan. 

Keep all the ingredients on hand and in ten minutes you can have however many you need. If you can layer ingredients on a pita, put it in the oven, set a timer and remove the pan from the oven, then I'm confident that you can master this one and impress friends and family with it. 
Photo Source: The Kitchn
Who can say no to a grilled cheese sandwich? I am now a firm believer in fontina grilled cheese. None of this cheddar, or heaven forbid, American business. These tips will help you perfect your crispy, melted sandwich goodness. Oh and if you haven't tried Campbell's tomato & sweet basil bisque, then you are missing out on the best tomato soup in a can.
Photo Source: The Everygirl
You can never go wrong with pancakes for both breakfast and dinner. And leave it to The Everygirl to come up with two new pancake recipes to mix things up a little. I don't know whether I'm more excited to try the cheddar & chive pancakes or the strawberry shortcakes. Yum! Plus, the recipe is for 1-2 servings. But if you want to make two servings for yourself, I won't tell anyone :)


Chantel Klassen said...

Oh I love some of these meals! I fear that if I only had myself to make food for I would never eat meals and if I ever did it would probably be out of mixing bowls too . . .

Jess said...

haha glad i'm not alone! let me know if you try any of these recipes. they're all in the back of my mind whenever i wonder what to fix because i always seem to have the ingredients on hand.

TheJessaOlsonBlog said...

I love all these tips!! With baseball season it's tough to cook for just one.