What do you eat when you’re alone?

4 May

Yesterday my hubby went on a mini road trip with some friends so I was alone for dinner. I realize a lot of people eat dinner alone all the time, NBD, but I usually always eat with him so it got me to thinking about eating alone. Do you cook the same for yourself when you’re alone as you do when you’re eating with your roommate, partner or friends? I actually do … I love to cook and last night eventhough the husband was away I ended up making a homemade pizza (recipe below).

So, how do you eat when you’re alone? Are you into cooking for one or would you rather make a quicky sandwich or even a bowl of cereal?

Homemade Pizza:

Trader Joe’s pizza dough (I love their garlic herb crust, there is always one in my freezer!)

1 jar of prepared pesto sauce

Mozzarella cheese

Sundried tomatoes


Parmesan cheese & red pepper flakes

Preheat your oven to 350. Let your dough sit on the counter for 20 minutes before rolling it out. Flour your hands and the surface you’ll be rolling your dough on. Then roll the dough out with a rolling pin until desired thickness. Pre-bake your dough on a pizza stone for 10 minutes or until it’s beginning to brown.

In the meantime, get all your toppings out. This time I topped mine with sundried tomatoes, spinach, pesto sauce and mozzarella. You can use those toppings or your favorites or really whatever you have leftover in the fridge! Pizza is great that way.

When the dough is pre-baked, top with your toppings and pop it back into the oven until the cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven and enjoy!

Do you have big plans for Cinco de Mayo weekend? There is a (free!) premium tequila tasting I’m interested in tonight and tomorrow a few beer/margarita are calling my name! Have fun and be safe!


2 Responses to “What do you eat when you’re alone?”

  1. Amanda (@SemiHealthNut) May 16, 2012 at 12:19 am #

    This looks AMAZING April! And I can tell you that when I eat alone, there are many more temptations than when someone is watching what I’m eating. I don’t binge by any means, but I will definitely go for the easy mac or chips and salsa for dinner on occasion. Okay it’s not really terrible dinners, just weird dinners. 😉

    • aprilchristenson May 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

      Thanks Amanda! Haha chips & salsa and easy mac aren’t that bad! But yeah it is tempting to just eat somethin’ quick and easy. But sometimes it’s fun to make yourself a tasty meal you love too!

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