Mar 11, 2011

Table for One

I have decided that I hate cooking for one person. Even in college I had roommates and significant others so when I did cook it was always for at least two people. Now, it's just me and I have no passion to make something other than in the microwave.

My husband and I did, however, have a Skype dinner date where I showed him how to make enchiladas. He made it for him, his roommate, and his buddy, me on the other hand, well I just made two rolled tortillas worth. While it was great to help him learn how to make it, it just wasn't worth it for me to dirty all of the pots and pans for just me.

Hopefully, now that I am making some work friends, I will have people over so I can cook my food without giving me leftovers for a whole week.

Another thing I have noticed (that other than fast food) if I think something sounds good, like The Cheesecake Factory, going there by myself is, well...lame. I really don't want to be "that girl" when the hostess asks "How many," and I say "One." I also, don't want to be the third or fifth wheel.

My office-mate asked if I wanted to go out to dinner and a movie with him and his fiancée, and as sweet as that was because he knows that it's just me and the "hubster" is finishing up training, is not going to happen. It's hard being around other couples while my other half is not here, guess I will have to get used to it with a deployment coming up, but I have a feeling it will feel different for me. Plus, I don't want to intrude on what was going to be their date night.

Oh well, guess I will make a frozen pizza and find a movie on Netflix to watch with my four legged friend.


  1. My fiance is in the National Guard, and deploying next summer. Until then, he works mostly nights and gets home around midnight. He also was away for 4 months of training last year. I've quickly learned that it's important to make at least one or two good friends and plan a "girls night" (or a friends night, if you have a mix of sexes. We call ours a girls night just because it's two girls and a rather girly gay man) at least every couple of weeks. Whether it's drinks, horseback riding, painting ceramics, whatever, it's good to just get out and have a good time with some friends.

  2. I know I just need to dive into the social pool and I feel that once my husband leaves for his deployment I will actually make more of an effort to put myself out there. I have also started looking for a "support group of Army/Guard wives" here in the Dallas area so I can have nights like yours. They sound so fun.