Me, Myself, and I (and maybe a date) – April 2020
Hello and welcome! This section of the O’Connor Family Law Newsletter is called Cooking for One, and this is our first edition! (Cue victory music). Primarily, we’re going to explore a lot of advice, content, and other topics geared towards cooking for one or two people – after all, many of our clients are going through divorce. But that’s no reason why we can’t continue to enjoy and take care of ourselves. We’re all still people, and we all need to eat. So, let’s eat well!
Today, we need to ask ourselves some important questions and we’ll close with a starter recipe for beginners that takes little time to whip up.
Before we can really talk about cooking, we need to really understand what our personal interest is in our food. Understanding and defining what these interests are will help us be better cooks and take better care of ourselves. So, to kick things off, get out a pad and paper and try and come up with some answers to these questions:
- What are the foods and meals that I like to eat?
- What ingredients do I need to buy in order to make those meals? (For extra credit, figure out which ingredients can be used in multiple items on your list from question one).
- How do I really feel about leftovers?
- Do I even like to cook?
These aren’t trick questions, but they are important ones. We’re going to use your answers from the first two questions in the next edition of CFO so make sure you don’t lose them. The second two questions are going to start identifying what kind of person you are when it actually comes to preparing and eating your food. Cooking a huge batch of Sunday Chili is all fun and games until it’s Thursday and you’ve been eating chili for 5 days in a row. If it’s just you, no one is coming to save you from your leftovers. If you don’t like to cook, that’s ok too. You can still eat well but it just means we need a different approach and there will be content here for you too.
Mull these questions over. In the meantime, here’s our first recipe. It’s a basic soup that can be made year-round and makes just enough for two people to have second helpings. There are a lot of steps, but that’s only because I wanted to break things down in specific actions as opposed to grouping similar actions together. Trust me, it’s easy. Don’t be afraid to play with your food. Until next time – Cheers!