Home Cooking 21

Just the two of us... but in my heart I always want to cook for a crowd

DuchessNukem | Oct 5, 201104:20 PM

Honestly, I must have been a farmwife or a medieval innkeeper in a former life. I get excited at multi-packs of ribs or chicken; Costco bulk packages make me swoon. My main crockpot is only 4 quarts but is too big most times. Holiday cookies recipes that make 20 dozen, make me faint with joy. Sure there's the holidays...but they're here and then gone.

I'm actually quite good at trimming down recipes, buying proper amounts, storing and managing our food so there's very little waste, but sometimes I wistfully imagine serving out bowls and bowls of minestrone, second and third helpings of pulled pork, and loaf after loaf of country breads.

For the record, I have plenty of smaller cookware that serves us beautifully: 11" electric frypan, Rival Little Dipper 2-cup crockpot, small microwave and electric steamers, small countertop convection oven. But no one I know has a similar problem to this.

Please tell me I'm not alone. :)

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