mid 60s - retired - live alone My most used cookbooks are "Company's Coming" and the GI diet cookbook. It's hard to cook for one and get a decent weekly supply of vegetables before they go off in the frig, so soups and casseroles that I can freeze in single servings work well. Otherwise I mostly eat fish-halibut,snapper,sole and salmon; I also enjoy chicken breast meat and seldom eat beef. My ex would only eat beef, so now I eat what I had to do without for 32 years. What I miss most is not having a family to cook for, I don't mean a 'company meal' - I'm talking about making everyday meals and sharing them with others.