In some ways it is easier to cook when Mikey is not home. I only need to worry about pleasing my own palate. (Not the easiest thing in the world to do either.)
The hardest part is modifying all the recipes to make a meal for just one or two and not have tons of leftovers growing in the fridge.
The other night while I was drifting off to sleep I was thinking something cheesy with broccoli and chicken. So I looked around and modified some recipes and came up with my own small portion recipe.
I have to say it turned out great. Next time though, for my own personal preference, I will precook the broccoli. I like soggy veggies, not crunchy unless I am eating them cold. I live by Mark Lowry's joke: cook the vegetables and take a vitamin. You guessed it...I"m not a nutritionist.
The recipe is supposed to be for two. Depending on your appetite it may only serve one or for me, three servings. I think it would be very difficult to cut it down smaller than what I have.
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
4 ounces processed cheese, cut into chunks (yes it's processed but it's GOOD)
1/2 can cream of chicken soup (freeze the other half can in a small freezer container for some other use)
1/4 cup milk
1-2 cups chopped broccoli (I used one small crown but you could use frozen)
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups cooked rice