If you find a recipe that says serves 4, then you adjust the recipe accordingly for two. You might also check out cookbooks with recipes for one or two people. Here's an example. www.amazon.com/Cooking-2013-Editors-Americ
I'm a big fan of America's Test Kitchen's cook books. Are they low fat ? Are they low calorie ? Some of the recipes are, some aren't. What the cookbook will help you do is learn how to adjust recipes to serve a couple of people. This in one in a series they've done.
Like many other members, I cook a large pot of "something" on Sunday. I then portion out containers for my lunch. In the morning, instead of wondering what I'll have for lunch, I grab a container.
Also, Perdue does make single serving chicken breasts. I've seen them at the market. It's a bag full of 5-10 pre-portioned chicken breasts. You use what you need. the rest stays in the frig. individual servings. cleaned too. Something like that might be good for you and your mom.
PS - Let's say you do make too much for you and your mom to eat. You don't have to toss out the food or give it away. Just eat the leftovers for lunch the next day. I don't mind eating leftovers.
Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 1/31/2014 (12:42)