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Man, I’m really starting to see why people, especially people who live by themselves, just don’t cook.
And I say this as someone who loves to cook.
But it’s expensive, and exhausting, and hardly not worth the effort half the time.
Half of the time, I go to make something and I don’t have all the ingredients. I mean, why would I have cornmeal on hand? I live by myself, and I don’t make anything that needs cornmeal that often. But that’s fine, I can go grocery shopping. But when a recipe calls for half an onion, what am I supposed to do with the other half? Also, onions—like a lot of things—are cheaper to buy in a bag/bulk, but now I have a whole bag of onions! And they go bad pretty fast, so…I have to start cooking with onions.
So, okay, day one, I make something with onions! Yay, everyone is happy! But day two I go to make something with onions, and, oops, I don’t have everything I need again! So I have to run to the grocery store and spend another $20-$30 dollars buying ingredients.
Then there are leftovers.
I’m sorry, but I’m used to living in a house of 5, not 1. If I didn’t eat everything I cooked, someone else would. But living by myself means the only one who is going to eat the food. I made pancakes nearly a week ago and I’m still eating pancakes, because, oops, I’m the only one here to eat them. (And after about three days of eating pancakes, let me tell you, you get kind of sick of eating pancakes)
Then, of course, things go bad. Remember that bag of onions? OOPS, now they’re all bad, and I just threw $5 down the drain, essentially. I hate being wasteful, too, but what other option is there?
Of course, then there’s the actual cooking time, and the fact that afterwards my kitchen is a mess that now I get to clean up.
Meanwhile, 5 minutes from my apartment there is every fast food imaginable. For $8 I can eat a full meal, be full, and not have to do dishes.
Of course, it’s not all that healthy for you, but what other options are there?
Thoughts or suggestions?