Eating Alone Or In Company Enjoy It Your Way Part 2

Eating Alone Or In Company Enjoy It Your Way Part 2

Posted 2017-10-26 by Marie Vonowfollow
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Sometimes I enjoy eating alone. I am likely to be more mindful of what I am eating . Some people think it is sad or pathetic to eat alone, especially if the lone diner is in a restaurant where others are in couples or groups. Some feel it is not worth making an effort to cook a lovely meal for one at home and going to the bother of setting the table complete with flowers and candles. I disagree.

At home, I sometimes eat with my son or other family, but there are times I eat on my own. I may eat in the kitchen but sometimes I choose to eat alfresco. Wherever I decide to eat, sometimes I put a lace tablecloth on the table, pick a bunch of flowers and light a candle or two. I may even have a glass of wine. It makes the meal more of an occasion and yes, it is definitely worth the effort just for myself.

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I find I take more notice of what I am eating when I am solo. I also appreciate my environment more.

Ways to make eating alone at home an 'occasion'
  • Put a tablecloth on the table. Why do I only have lace tablecloths? Because they don't need ironing. I also think they are pretty.
  • Eat outside during daylight. Enjoy looking at the plants in the garden. Watch the birds and butterflies.
  • Eat outside and watch the sun set. Hmmm perhaps I should get up earlier and eat breakfast outside so I can enjoy watching the sun rise one morning.
  • Eat alfresco when it is dark. Put a candle or two on the table. Alternatively use a solar lantern to light your table. (Make sure you check for any spiders that may have taken up residence while your lantern has been outside in the sunlight charging up.) I have solar lights decorating my back garden and it is lovely to look at them while I eat outside.
  • Decorate the table with a vase of flowers.
  • Play your favourite music.
  • Use a pretty serviette, either fabric or paper, your choice. There are some very pretty paper serviettes available these days.

  • Although I am sometimes happy to eat alone at home and even make an event out of it, I also enjoy sharing a meal with others.


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