Table for one?While the article starts as a one person vs two person household, it doesn't stay that way. There are some good (even if they are common sense) tips to be had on shopping and what you should eat. I'm not entirely sure if they are talking to people like me who live alone, or the guys with gals :) but the tips probably would remain the same either way.
Don't rely on instant mac-and-cheese for every meal
Last Updated:October 01. 2007 3:35PM
Published: October 03. 2007 3:30AM
A table for one can be lonely - or it can be the envy of two-person households who spend much more on meals than their single peers.Associated Press
Whether you're living in a dorm room or a cubby-hole sized first apartment, at the end of the day, what to cook for supper is the question.
"Of course (being in a single person household), is going to cut down on the cost of food you purchase," said Mary J. Andrews, an urban regional extension agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service.
According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, singles need not spend money on pricey foods to get a tasty, healthful meal.
Basics from the major food groups such as milk, vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry, beans and bread provide the base for simple inexpensive meals.
One package of chicken breasts, for example, can make two or more meals for one person and can be grilled, fried or baked with different spices to add variety.
Andrews and various food Web sites offer tips and recipes to avoid eating instant macaroni every night of the week. [link]
I realize this isn't politics or sports, but it is local and written by a local writer and all the 'big' news has been covered by people you guys are visiting anyway.