What to do for dinner when your wife is upstate in the Catskills
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July 18, 2012 12:46 am at 12:46 am #604146I think b4 i speakMember
my wife stays in our house in the catskills during the summer and i go up for shabbos; what should i do for dinner when im home? buying food gets costly and just annoying to have after a while, any ideas?July 18, 2012 12:54 am at 12:54 am #970315choppyParticipant
Who said you need a third meal every day?July 18, 2012 12:57 am at 12:57 am #970316moreMember
When my wife was away, I bought a bareka, a can of tuna, a can of sliced olives and a can of corn.
combined them together, for a nice healthy light meal.July 18, 2012 1:04 am at 1:04 am #970317moreMember
or buy a disposable BBQ if the family one is in the mountains.. and afew rolls- if your starving… and throw afew chops and hotdogs on the BBQ. slice up a few vegies to go with it, if you can’t make a salad.July 18, 2012 2:02 am at 2:02 am #970318mewhoParticipant
or you can do what i did///i made him dinners to take home so that he had what to eat all week.July 18, 2012 2:06 am at 2:06 am #970319WolfishMusingsParticipant
Learn to cook.
The WolfJuly 18, 2012 2:45 am at 2:45 am #970320I think b4 i speakMember
sending home food=not fresh when eaten,
cant learn to cook bec then my wife will make me cook during the year (i hope shes not reading this lol)July 18, 2012 3:11 am at 3:11 am #970321mommamia22Participant
Try easy Mexican:
Toss a bunch of tortilla chips on a microwaveable plate. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese (mehadrin makes a bag of the combo), open a can of any kind of beans and toss some on top.
Microwave for 1 minute.
You can add some mild salsa or diced avocado if you’re ambitious.
You can do grilled cheese or “pizza” grilled cheese in your toaster oven.
If you don’t like to cook you can keep sliced lox or store bought egg/tuna salad in the fridge with a bag of whole wheat bagels and make sandwiches, or ww bread and smoked turkey.
Buy yourself pre-cut peppers, baby carrots, grape tomatoes so you don’t have to think about dicing veggies. Eat with low fat dressing.July 18, 2012 3:29 am at 3:29 am #970322
Im not gonna respond to this thread now because its making me angry.July 18, 2012 8:35 am at 8:35 am #970323
I spent 2 months alone last year, when my wife was waiting for immigration papers. Lived mostly on bread, fruit, chocolate, (oven) chips, and pizza. And canned vegetables. Not that difficult, really.July 18, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am #970324mommamia22Participant
Did I miss something?
Why is this thread making you angry Goq?July 18, 2012 1:37 pm at 1:37 pm #970325No One Mourns The WickedMember
“cant learn to cook bec then my wife will make me cook during the year (i hope shes not reading this lol”
& helping your wife out would be such a bad thing?July 18, 2012 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #970326postsemgirlMember
Call up your wife and tell her that you realize how much she actually does for you.
As they say…. you don’t realize what you have until you don’t have it anymore.July 18, 2012 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #970327
Im an older single man i have to take care of myself all the time cooking laundry cleaning it just bothers me that the op is moaning about having to take care of himself for once, grow up.July 18, 2012 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #970328RsozMember
Tell your wife to cook extra for Shabbos and Sunday and Take home lots of leftovers from Shabbos!July 18, 2012 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #970329RsozMember
There’s a place in Boro Park that serves inexpensive meals for men in your situation and also they have a Shiur after..July 18, 2012 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #970330GetzelParticipant
its a good time to dietJuly 18, 2012 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm #970331bptParticipant
“because its making me angry.”
If its any consolation, it is these very 2 months that I get a small idea of how tough it must be to be a single person.
People are truly not meant to live alone.July 22, 2012 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm #970332ZeligerMember
I think its important for all of us to remember that different people have different difficulties and one persons problems does not invalidate another. The OP was simply asking for ideas for what seems to be a small issure for him, why is that not valid even if someone else has it more difficult. We need to all respect eachother’s ups and downs in life.July 22, 2012 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm #970333
Zeliger if his biggest problem is what should he do for dinner order in or defrost something then he should be very grateful.July 22, 2012 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm #970334mom12Participant
…and not be so picky about leftoversJuly 22, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm #970335ZeligerMember
I don’t see anywhere in his post where it says This is my biggest problem. He was simply asking for advice. Like if someone with a lot of hair asks where to buy a good comb is that insulting to people who are bald. I am sure the OP may have other struggles in his life as well at different times as we all do. This was simply a question of advice.July 23, 2012 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm #970336
Zeliger some people dont know how good they have it they need a reminder once in awhile that there are others who are not as fortunate. I dont begrudge the fact that the op has a country home or that he has a wife and children but to complain that he actually has to look after himself for once is petty and not being appreciative of all the he has been blessed with.July 23, 2012 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm #970337Feif UnParticipant
If you’re worried about the cost of buying food, then try this: don’t go to the mountains at all! Stay home! It costs way more to go to the mountains than to buy some food for yourself.July 23, 2012 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm #970338☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
but to complain that he actually has to look after himself
I didn’t see a complaint there. And even if he did complain, unless you have never complained about anything in your life, you shouldn’t begrudge him his complaint.
Unless you think that no one in the world has bigger tzaros than you do.August 12, 2013 2:55 am at 2:55 am #970339sharpMember
Just because.August 12, 2013 2:23 pm at 2:23 pm #970340ObstacleIllusionParticipant
I got a good laugh reading this.August 12, 2013 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #970341Torah613TorahParticipant
Cheerios and milk
barbequeAugust 12, 2013 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #970342rebdonielMember
There are places in Boro Park that advertise buffet dinners for men for like $14- they advertise in the Weekly Link and other publications.August 12, 2013 7:26 pm at 7:26 pm #970343jewishfeminist02Member
If your wife is willing to make you food for the week, thank her. And freeze it in single portions. I’m sure she knows what keeps well and what doesn’t.August 12, 2013 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #970344ToiParticipant
eat the kids
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