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Feb 10, 2013 02:58 PM

My SO is out of town and that means I am eating.....

So what are you cooking, ordering in or dining out on? Will you go it alone or include a friend? What do you eat when you are left to your own devices? I used to cook up a big pot of porkchops and sauerkraut with potatoes and eat off that while my ex husband was away. He hated the smell. Nowadays when my bf is away I either order in panfried dumplings and an eggroll from a takeout Chinese that is really good. I am known to trek on the other side of town for hot and sour soup that cannot be missed. I like to also go to my favorite Thai place for chicken green curry. I can be lured into my favorite Mexican spot for the salsa and chips and the fresh fried to order refried bean crispy tacos(they still use lard, which makes them so much better) or the enchiladas and I have them made with the scratch flour tortillas. I also have a friend that goes with me on "grub crawls" where we meet up and share small plates in several places and eat ourselves silly. Now that I put this into writing I look like Porky pig, but I'm okay with that. ;-)

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  1. I am going to be making the hottest chile or vindaloo. Mr. Rat is not a fan of the heat.

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    1. re: ratgirlagogo

      That is why I get all the foods I like too. Bf doesn't like the heat. Gimme the curry Thai hot please

      1. re: suzigirl

        Yessss. What's with all these guys and their hate of heat?

        1. re: juliejulez

          Must be with the wrong guys....

          Disclaimer: not a pick up line...

          1. re: THoey1963

            Believe me, Mr. Rat is the person that God made for me. And he's totally into food, one of the many things we have in common. Just not food as hot as I might always like it.

    2. Liverwurst or SPAM. Also, ice cream for breakfast.

      He is all that stands between myself and anarchy.


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      1. re: Jerseygirl111

        Love it! My bf does too. Otherwise I would have no stomach lining left

      2. My meals would be a different iteration of any kind of pasta with any kind of cheese each day.

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        1. re: jmcarthur8

          +++! Pasta till I'm sick of it--and I've never been able to eat enough to get sick of it. With oodles of cheese, preferably stinky ones that the Mr. doesn't like. Maybe I'll schedule an out of town trip for him????

          1. re: jmcarthur8

            Oh man, me too.
            Actually, I look forward to not making dinner at all (to my son's dismay, although he's grown and has demonstrated awesome self-feeding skills). There's plenty of stuff in the house if he wants to make something, and I lost 20 pounds really fast a couple of years ago by announcing that I would neither prepare nor eat dinner. It worked. I'm about to announce this year's 20 lbs, don't think this is a first world problem with my family- it's THE first world problem. working moms who won't cook dinner.

          2. Depends on how long he'd be away. I would eat out Indian, Persian, and Korean that are coincidently not his favorite cuisines. I've also cooked my home-style Filipino dishes that he doesn't partake of.

            1. BBQ ribs would certainly be in the rotation. That and any number of creamed soups.