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Jan 11, 2011 09:19 AM

Solo Dining

When you are home alone where do you eat? Right now I'm eating my lunch at the computer and alternating checking sites (like now) and playing games. Where is your favorite place to eat alone?

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  1. At the kitch island, reading the paper....What's your game?

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    1. re: BiscuitBoy

      I LOVE the opportunity to do that. SO--when I am able, once in a blue moon, in front of the tv and I eat my fave JUNK out of its original container if possible. This CAN consist of things like brie and crackers with/and/or smoked oysters, but sometimes it's a sandwich (varies) and chips (varies), or a leftover take out (thai, pizza, ribs).

      This may happen three or four times a year. Sigh.

      1. re: BiscuitBoy

        My lunchtime game of choice is scrabble on

      2. I usually set up something nice in front of the TV. I find myself feeling more lonely eating at a table without my family there to join me.

        1. When alone (usually at lunchtime) I most often eat in front of the TV turned to the news, with my computer so I can check email & a few websites.
          Occasionally, when the kids are all home & their wonderfully crazy, noisy selves, I will take my lunch to the (empty) dining room with a book and my earphones in to give myself the illusion that I am alone. I frequently tell them if there is no blood and nothing on fire, it isn't an emergency & can wait until I am done!
          When I am particularly stressed or just feeling down, I eat at the kitchen table, looking out the back doors onto the field where the horses are. Always gives me some peace in a crazy day.

          1. Where I eat (the dinner table) doesn't change. What I eat (chicken and dumplings, pork chops/rice/cream o' shroom soup, cream of potato soup, chicken breasts in a white wine sauce, etc.) does.

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            1. re: Perilagu Khan

              so, PK, these particular food items are things you only eat alone, not with family?

            2. being single solo dining is not an unusual occurrence for me. one of the things i like to do when i get a chance is to take my food and sit someplace with a nice view (of the city, of the ocean of the mountains, of the park). on a rainy day I may do that and eat in the car. music on the radio, rain on the roof, good food (or from - gasp - drive thru) and watch the world go by.