Yesterday, I ended up with four stitches on my right index finger (I'm right-handed), which has put a major roadblock in my cooking plans for the week.
I can't get my right hand wet, and can't do anything that requires bending my index finger--which pretty much rules out most knife work. (I tried holding the knife with my remaining fingers, but it just wasn't happening.)
Last night, I managed to cook soft-shelled crabs (battered and deep-fried, served with some Szechuan pepper salt and lime wedges that were thankfully already cut up in the fridge), and chilled asparagus with a mayo/mustard dip (I broke the tough ends off manually). I was able to cook (and eat!) these with just my left hand.
I'm trying to think of what else I can make "single-handedly." So far, I figiure I can do quesadillas (using pre-shredded cheese), and stir-fries using pre-cut wegetable mixes and meat (luckily, I have several good Asian markets nearby), and steamed artichokes.
Do any of you have suggestions for other single-handed meals? I would be most grateful!