Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Single Serving

In the ten years I've lived on my own, I've never cooked.

Okay never is a strong word. Let's just say 99.9999999% of the time, I eat out. Oh, and there were a few times I made a Maltese casserole when I was married and trying to play the part of a good wife. But other than that, it's breakfast, lunch & dinner as made by someone else's hands. Usually that of Mr. Horton, Mr. McDonald, or Ms. Thomas (that would be Wendy, in case you didn't know her last name).

The main reason behind my ineptness in the kitchen is because my Mom didn't live long enough to teach me that fine art. I also missed out on lessons in fashion, makeup, hair, tampons and just about everything else that defines women. Frankly, I don't have the patience for any of it.

On the odd occasion that I do "cook", it's usually something I toss into the microwave for 5 minutes. Regardless, most everything is sold in servings of 2 - 4. A lot of waste waiting to happen.

So I was at Loblaws tonight perusing the frozen food section and settled upon the PC brand of Shepherd's Pie. I love Shepherd's Pie. My Mom made awesome Shepherd's Pie from scratch. It's total comfort food for me. And with the hours I've been pulling at work the last few weeks, I was in great need of comfort.

As I was walking along towards the check out, I noticed a few people looking at me. Normally this doesn't faze me as I am gorgeous (insert eye roll here) but tonight, it was unusual. A few people even looked like they were feeling sorry for me. And then I realized why.

Nothing screams SINGLE like a TV dinner.

That's the last fucking time I buy only one frozen food entree.

Stupid jerks.


Anne Shirley said...

I think you were way overreacting about people staring at you. They probably weren't at all.

And a tv dinner doesn't say single girl, if anything, it says girl living alone, which are two very different things.

I remember being at the grocery store once when I lived on Eglinton, and the girl behind me was buying a few vegetables (clearly to make a salad), and like 20 of those Michelina pasta frozen dinners. I thought "she lives alone", not "she's single".

And so what if you are single, and people know? Half the world is single. No one gives. Seriously.

Amy B said...

Shepherds pie is easy, please let me teach you! :)
I am not big on cooking either, I like to bake, and I learned most of that from following the directions and learning from my mistakes. You can do it!