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post #31 of 74
That's what we all say.....just kidding. Kyle I can relate to the making a big batch, I roasted a variety of roots yesterday to just pickon...but I'm not into leftovers, <except Thanksgiving turket, dressing, cranberries and gravy or of course meatloaf sandwiche, had to throw in that disclaimer> I call up an old friend and go cook at his place 1 or 2 x a week, get to see a TV....he thinks it's funny that I havn't seen commercials that are 8 months old....we heckle the tv and answer questions when the commercials ask...what a funny game...pay attention and see how often the commercials ask you questions.
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post #32 of 74
Asking a question draws you in, "makes you think" a good reason salesmen use the trick.

As for the topic...

I'm a single ... married to the B&B and setting the romantic stage for everyone else.... the only men I meet are here proposing, honeymooning or celebrating an anniversary!!!!

I agree cooking for one is hard -- I tend to play and be creative when I get the chance, but it's way too easy to get in to that scrambled egg or bowl of cereal mentality.
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post #33 of 74
Why don't y'all consider starting or joining a cooking club for singles? I joined one and have a blast even though I haven't hooked up with anyone yet.

Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

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post #34 of 74
I think a cooking club would be fun, but I'm totally useless when it comes to men and relationships. I think a cooking club without the singles part is better for me. I'm unfortunately starting to feel like a career single. It's really not good when a woman starts relating to Ally McBeal.

My worst problem with cooking for one is scaling down. I can scale up but not down, so I end up with enough leftovers to last me a week. Then, the leftovers pile up because I would have a stressful day and want to cook to relax and have a fresh meal. I shamefully waste lots of food.
post #35 of 74
Cooking schools fill the same function as cooking clubs. Lots of slingin' singles :) I met my girlfriend at cooking school. The twist is that she works there!
At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
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At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
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post #36 of 74
When I was single, cooking meant roasting a chicken on Sunday night and having a loaf of bread around until the chicken went away. Don't let being single get you down, there's lots of ups to being single.

10) You can just dump that garlic in the sauce

9) You don't have to wonder if your cat will appreciate the time it took for you to make that those mini latkes.

8) No football on Sunday, or no more ice skating.

7) You don't have to share your Mom's cookies with anyone.

6) You don't go broke buying gifts for 5 nephews, 3 nieces, 6 in-laws, 3....

5) There's always enough oven space

4) You don't have to talk about where to go for dinner, you just go.

3) No more lying to his Dad about how he's just the master of the grill!

2) No need to notice something new about her mom everytime you see her.

And the best thing about being single is...

No need to log off cheftalk to pay attention to your mate!

Kuan
post #37 of 74

25 Words Or Less

Kuan:

In 25 words or less, being single means not having to close the bathroom door.:suprise:

Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

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post #38 of 74

Isn`t anyone else single?

Shroomgirl,i`m single but then that`s down to me being a workaholic!I have a number of friends in this industry who are divorced because they spent too much time at work.

Three years ago,the average divorce rate for hospitality employees in the U.K. was 70%.This figure was quoted in a leading catering/hospitalty magazine.
I know we are required to be dedicated & professional,but not to the point where it becomes detrimental to our home life/health.

I reached a stage 5/6 years ago,where my friends stopped phoning me because they assumed i`d be at work. :(
I don`t spend 7 days a week at work any more,we all need time to relax!!! As for cooking for myself,i regularly do this as i like to experiment with different styles of cookery.

Best wishes,Leo.:chef:
post #39 of 74
NOPE no more groups for a while.....I'm done founding groups for now. Maybe I'll just participate in the ones I belong too with open eyes. hmmm singles gourmet cooking group.....so how does that work?
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post #40 of 74
I'm single but not proud of it. Stillllll lookin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Does anyone know what time it is.
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"Every kiss is a blessing"! Or is it "Every blessing is a kiss"
Does anyone know what time it is.
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post #41 of 74
I'm married to my pain. So far it's only been for the worse...
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

- Desiderius Erasmus
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When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

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post #42 of 74

what do you mean by single...

I guess I am single in the fact that I am not married. However, as I am seventeen and in a two and a half year relationship I guess you could say I'm as commited as I'd ever let myself be!!!:)
I ABSOLUTELY do not think there is anything wrong with being single no matter how old you are... you're never too old to need time away to do a little soul searching and learn more about yourself. I guess that's just my opinion.:blush: :smiles: :blush: :talk: --april--
post #43 of 74
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That sounds like a great idea - I just may do that! Or join one. Sounds like it could be fun - although one does have to be careful on the 'net; that I learned the hard way. But cooking should be relatively safe, Iwould hope..lol. Maybe I'll start one so I can 86 any kooks that lurk around..:)

Hehehe...for me it's "CATHY"...


I KNOW! I love this one - I hate closing the bathroom door cuz I'm a little claustraphobic and it's so great to just leave that door open..lol..what a topic! :bounce:
post #44 of 74
:lol: :lol: :lol:
K

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«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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post #45 of 74
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LOL
post #46 of 74
Im not married and not single. Will soon have 3 kids and really have no plans to get married anytime soon. Im soon 25, was in one relationship for almost 9 years and in this one for almost 3. Don't think I really need the paper. I like having the easy option to leave without some legal battle.

Ok so Im a little jaded and cynical.:lips:
Jodi


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post #47 of 74

ACCIDENTAL CHEFS

Our singles cooking group is called Accidental Chefs, here in Denver. We meet once a month at someone's abode to cook a multi course meal. The menu is prepared by our chairperson, the shopping done by two volunteers. The fee for attending a dinner is $25.

On cooking night we meet at the assigned residence, introduce ourselves to the newbys, and commence preparation. NOONE mingles idley else they won't receive another invitation. Everyone performs a task, whether it be biscuit preparation or bacon crumbling - we all spend at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours in active preparation. Then everything is cooked and presented followed by a sitdown meal. We all chip in to clean up afterwards; the kitchen is left as how it was found.

The idea behind the menu is not to stuff onesself on one single dish but instead to sample the wide variety of dishes offered to the group. In that fashion lots of feedback on all the items is available.

Also, if someone hooks up with someone else that's fine otherwise it's quite okay not to!

:chef: :chef: :chef:

Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

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post #48 of 74
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That really sounds like fun, kokopuffs! We don't have anything like that where I come from...probably because all anyone around here gets into cooking is brats with beer and lots of sausages, hot dogs and hamburgers! :rolleyes:

Ohhh...can feel my arteries groaning..lol.

There was a trio of guys, one I had once dated a while back who really was a very good cook, and they got their names, pictures and an entire page write up in the paper for grilling out some kind of fish - mostly because it was something different than brats, hot dogs, sausages of all kinds and steaks, too are popular. But they got a little fancier on their grills and it hits the paper! What a town! Hehehe.
post #49 of 74
Brats, huh. Are you located in Minnesota where they're popular?

Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

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post #50 of 74
You omitted the letter Z.

My middle name is Zinjanthropus and I give in to my most primal urges.

Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

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post #51 of 74
Well - Hello, Bond! Now I understand the shutdown that happened - it was you doing that spy thing again!
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post #52 of 74

ROFLMAO!

LOL kokopuffs! I have an alternate personality with a "Z" name --- hey Bond...I need to know about the "Z". After all, she's a very popular gal! LOL - isn't the internet just insane at times? Who am I today?

Of course...I considered the "N" description to be incredibly accurate!
post #53 of 74
Off topic...this implies that 100% of our lives are made up of cooking and this is out-and-out not true. I don't think the thread should be stricken or re-named. This is the cafe where the toques come off, the foreheads get rubbed and what ever life issues have been neglected all day come out.

Having said that...

Re: Being single...there are billions of other single people out there asking the same question as you are.

I met my (current and last) husband in a chat room but I would not advise this for everyone. We are together almost 4 years now and I can count on one hand the times I've been unhappy.

The old cliche is so true...Love comes when you're not looking for it. Remember this and call off the hounds.

Spend your time becoming a quality person and you will attract quality people.

When you least expect it, that person you're looking for will simply show up. Something important to remember is: don't "see" things in the relationship that aren't there for the sake of permanency. (Marriage #1.)

Don't take the advice of others who feel they know you better than you do. (Marriage #2.)

Wait for someone who makes you smile without spending a zillion dollars, someone who pays attention to your needs and aspirations. Wait for someone who makes you want to live forever. This is how I knew my husband was the one.

One day we were shopping at Sam's Club and Husband disappeared. He came back bearing a box of 2 square white bowls. He knew I had broken a square serving dish and was upset about it. He said, "Didn't you want square serving bowls?" I could have cried. This is what counts. Paying attention to one another. When you find excuses to be with your spouse instead of excuses to ditch your spouse (marriages #1 and #2), you'll know this is the person you want to be around all the time.
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post #54 of 74

How sexy is your name?

My name begins with "L" and I have always felt it's the name of the duped wife whose husband is cheating on her. My mother did not have the foresight to name me "Chiffonade."

;)
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post #55 of 74
And young. I'm a year older than you and yet you've had a 9 year stint with someone already? :eek: And this one for 3. That takes you back to pre-teen years. Whew!!!!
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
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post #56 of 74

Older than my years

Let's just leave it as, I was attacked at 11 and latched on to a guy who was needy so that I would be in control. After 9 years I finally realized with the birth of our daughter, (she's 4 now), that I could stop punishing myself and that I deserved to be loved. This new relationship is much better emotionally, mentally and physically.

Like chiffonade said: " Love comes when you aren't looking for it."
I had planned on it being just me and my girl. I don't like being jaded and cynical you know.

PS
A note of caution to singles. A relationship is a balance of give and take. If you find that you are giving and giving and not getting anything back then that person is not right for you. And remember " What you want is not always what you need ."
Jodi


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post #57 of 74
Anyone ever build the perfect guy in your mind "tall, dark and handsome, well built etc." and find out after it gets serious just what a JERK he is??? And do you ever find that you always look for a particular type of guy?? Just curious.
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post #58 of 74
Bond, I sincerely hope that neither you or anyone else took my comment as serious!!!! I was joking on the CHARACTER Bond, not the persona who posts as Bond.
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post #59 of 74

Isn`t anyone else single???

There are pros and cons for being single,depending on your point of view. I don`t have a problem about being single,i have lots of friends as well as an extended family. I enjoy a simple life and i`m not stopping anyone from pursuing their own aims or interests.
I must admit that i tend to spoil my relatives/friends children,i have trouble saying no them.:)
I became a chef because i wanted to,i get great pleasure from cooking food that people then enjoy.
I think that it all depends on what you are aiming for in life.
A cynic would say that by staying single you will never face the possibility of a messy divorce/custody battle.
My answer is that life is like a motor vehicle,if you don`t put anything in to it,you`ll get nothing out of it.
Nobody in the world has to be lonely,there is a choice.

Leo R.:chef:
post #60 of 74
Okay, well said Chiffonade and very touching ;) .

While we are on the topic of sharing. I'm a single MALE.

Frankly, I've given up on my search for my pastry sweetheart. She really doesn't exist. sigh....

Cooking for one has been one of my strongest points now. I've almost perfected it now. :bounce: Oops I hope i didn't reveal how long i've been single for. :eek:

I personally can't see the upside in being single. Especially in my kitchen. I find nothing sexier than cooking with your SO. :bounce:

I've always had this crazy idea to write a cookbook for single useless males looking for exciting but easy dishes to woo their dates. :p

That is all..... :chef:
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