0817 Tomato Toast and Corn on the Cob

We had planned to have grilled chicken with another batch of that delicious cilantro pesto – but Shane and Aaron’s moped work ran long, and I ate solo instead.

I’ve never been intimidated by eating solo.  I’m not sure why this is.  I’ve always relished the experience of going to a restaurant, ordering whatever I want, eating it at my leisure, and lingering over a glass of wine and a good book.  Sometimes it’s lonely, but most of the time, it’s a lovely and indulgent experience.  I can probably say this because I’m in a relationship and eating solo is the exception rather than the rule – but this was the case even when I was single.

At home, though, solo eating is more of a mixed bag.  Sometimes I’m eating down the fridge, making bizarre-o meals out of whatever’s available.  Sometimes I forget to eat.  Sometimes I prepare elaborate dishes.  Tonight was somewhere in between – an ear of extra juicy sweet corn with a pat of butter so tempting that Mina kept stealing it, followed by tomatoes on toast with a good pinch of fleur de sel.  And then, later, a small bowl of Cheerios, a convenient snack while knitting and watching TV.


0 thoughts on “0817 Tomato Toast and Corn on the Cob

  1. I had a mint and cilantro tabbouleh dish mixed with lima beans the other day as my bizarre solo lunch dish. It was very good. The mild, meaty flavor of the lima beans contrasted with the sharper, brighter and crunchier flavor of the tabbouleh.
    Also I have never been good about eating alone, but I love going to movies alone. I haven’t done it since I was single, but I’m pondering starting it up again.


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