Originally Posted by Merlin14
I wonder about cooking for just me. What to eat, etc. I can cook enough to get along and plan to read/write/edit photos. DW little interest in this trip, and unhappy DW makes unhappy everybody.
I don't like cooking for just myself either, so I limit big meal prep to those times when the whole family goes. The most I will do for myself is throw something small on the grill because I then use the coals to start a campfire.
Now that I have gone a few times by myself since starting this thread, I have found the microwave and frozen section in the grocery store to be my friend, whereas normally I never eat microwaved food. There are some really good, high-quality items available nowadays that are perfect for just one person, including breakfasts, organic, and ethnic foods. I've kinda enjoyed exploring what the frozen section has to offer on my solo trips, whereas normally I much prefer to prepare my food from scratch. I think you'd be pleasantly surprised also. As long as you have electric hookups or some other means to run the micro, I have found that to be one of the biggest conveniences of owning my TT.
And don't forget the old stand-bys either: canned goods. Last Friday night when I rolled in at 8pm, it was cold, dark, and rainy. After setting up camp, I opened and heated a can of Campbell's Chunky New England-style Clam Chowder. I ate it in the blustery darkness on the bank of the lake and thought to myself, "By George, those Yanks are on to something here!" I can imagine that other soups, stews, and chili would have been just as satisfying.
Lunches are always sammies&chips or leftovers from the night before. I have found "small and simple" to be the best strategy when alone. I came to the realization that I don't eat as much as I thought because eating alone isn't as festive as with other people. I get satisfied a lot quicker.