Living single has its advantages when it comes to issues such as personal space, boundaries, hygiene and well, let’s just stop there.
Unless you embarrass yourself and feel totally like a slob, drinking directly from the milk jug or juice bottle in the fridge seems so much more convenient than taking the time to get a glass from the cupboard. If you must, go for it!
However, certain food items start to look unappetizing with similar liberties. For example, if you take a bite out of a tomato and put it back in the veggie keeper, it’s going to get ugly. It may be wise to store less “chewed on” food.
One of the greatest rewards for me is knowing that the cookies will still be there when I get back or if there’s two ice cream sandwiches left in the freezer, there will still be the same two the next time I want one. The love affair between a cook and his/her precious time in the kitchen has a completely different set of rules if you are cooking for one. What gourmet cook doesn’t experiment and check the flavor of sauces and broths in meal preparation? There’s no need to keep using a clean spoon and another one and another one.
The ultimate experience for all are the pleasures gained from baking cakes. Who cares if it’s a white cake, yellow, spice or German chocolate. After the batter is poured into the cake pans, the real fun begins. Just please be sure to disconnect the power to the mixer before licking!