Are you “home-alone” for the day, weekend,or an empty nester aka single? One of my biggest challenges today is cooking for one. You know all recipes are generally created for families of 4 or more. But hey, us single people love to eat delicious foods as well. And sometimes it is a pain in the tush to try to divide the recipes! This section is dedicated to the ones that find themselves in need of great choices for the home-alone. To start you off, my sister gave me one of her favorites that she found years ago but is still a fav.
HOME-ALONE CHOCOLATE PUDDING
If you are not alone, don’t worry-just double this quick microwave recipe!
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3/4 cup 2% low-fat milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Microwave milk mixture at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
Add the vanilla extract, and stir well with a wire whisk.
Yield: 1 serving (serving size: 3/4 cup).
Calories: 318(14%from fat): PROTEIN 9.2g: FAT 5g (sat 3.1g, mono 1g, poly 0.2g): CARB 59.2g: FIBER 0.1g: CHOL 15mg; IRON 2mg: SODIUM 97mg: CALC 241mg