October 19, 2011

Dinner for One

Howie took the children away to
stay in his parents' basement suite
for three nights last weekend.

The purpose?

To allow me time to
plan and sort and purge.
A Blitz.

What a blessing!

I was alone for dinner two nights running.
The rest of the family had food sent with them.
They were set.

My plan was to just
*wing it*.

What to eat?
The answer for one night was....

A twice baked potato ~
stuffed with sour cream,
green onions and cheese.

It was good.
I ate. it. all.

What do you eat when
you are cooking for one?

Happy Weekend!
(I'll be back to visit with you
next week, Lord-willing.)



Farmgirl Cyn said...

Last year when Pete was off hunting I made shrimp tacos! SO good!

Linda Stubbs said...


So glad you were able to have a time of peace. I don't remember a time when I have had this in the last years. If I did, I am not sure what I would have, but I would like this for sure!

I don't know if you have read, but Vitaliy is ours!!!!!!!! He came to live with our son's fam about 1 1/2 weeks ago. It has been so sweet to have him in our family!!!

Hugs to you! Linda

Intentional Living Homestead said...

Our family loves twice baked potatoes...and your photo makes me hungry for one right now.


Christa said...

Hi Camille,
What a wonderful blessing to have the time you need alone to sort and purge. Your baked potato looks delicious. Did you know potatoes are my most favorite food? I could eat them every day.
I hope all is well my friend.


Maryann said...

This summer when the tomatoes were in season I would make an avocado tomato salad topped with cheese or sliced tomatoes with sliced mozerella and basil. I also like scrambled eggs with pepper jack cheese, notice the cheese theme going on here. The baked potato you made would also work quite well. Hope your time was productive

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

I love jacket potatoes! We often have them for lunch, must have cheese and sour cream! I like a little pickle or tangy relish too.
How good of Howie to give you this time to have a blitz. I have been having a big declutter. We have so many books. I've been removing those from the shelves that I don't even open for reference purposes. It's all in boxes and bags and if I had my way I would take it all to the recyclers and charity clothing bins right now! But my husband thinks we should have a garage sale and make some money from what he terms 'good stuff'! I just want my shelves and closets back!

Lois said...

Oh. My. I really don't have any idea what I eat when I'm alone, it has been so long! I suppose a peanut butter and honey sandwich? Left-overs? There would be plenty of left-overs, because I can't cook for one anymore! I do know that if I was alone for several days I would NOT be able to accomplish very much. I would be at loose ends I'm sure. I would take long walks, spend a few hours at the library, and probably hang out at a coffee shop. Best wishes to you in your planning and purging!

Unknown said...

Have a wonderful weekend of planning and organizing! I bet it did feel strange to cook for just one!

His bondservant said...

What a blessing Camille. My husband allows me time to plan throughout the week…but we are planning a time when I can be at home while he takes the children out somewhere. It is nice to be at home where all my things are to be able to work at my leisure. So glad you have a productive time. It's been a LONG time since I've cooked for one. I think I forgot what that's like!

Jill said...

Oh how nice to have some time alone to do that! I could certainly use that as well! My dinner for one would probablly be a bowl of cheerios and some greek yogurt, lol.

have a great week!


Camille said...

Dear Cindy ~ That sounds SO good! :)

Dear Linda ~ How WONDERFUL for your family! And, may the LORD give you REST soon my friend! :)

Dear Connie ~ Mmmm...are you making some soon? ;-)

Dear Christa ~ Come on over...I will share! :)

Dear Maryann ~ I *love* cheese too! Your salad sounds wonderful. :)

Dear Ann ~ How I enjoy *purging*! I agree with you on getting the closets back...such a good feeling! :)

Dear Lois ~ Your long walk sounds wonderful! I didn't do much outdoors while I was on my own...it was all about *productivity*. :)

Dear Jenn ~ I really didn't do much cooking at all...it was a wonderful break! :)

Dear Jackie ~ It really was a change, for sure! What a blessing that your husband sees the value in giving you time to plan and purge! :)

Dear Jill ~ Cereal is always a good option too! Ease of operation is my motto. :)

Many blessings,

Farmgirl said...

Did you get lots accomplished Camille?
I hope you had a restful, albeit working break!

Camille said...

Dear Heather ~ Yes...it was very productive! Thank you for asking my friend. :)