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10-11-2020, 06:22 PM
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I find meal times troublesome lately. I struggle to find a big enough variety of things to last me a week. I often become fed up with certain food, and then have a problem in finding something to replace it with. So, I was happy when, quite by accident, I found myself watching a Youtube video demonstrating how easy and rewarding egg fried rice is. I had heard of it before, but knew nothing about it. Anyway, I tried cooking it, I liked it, and was pleased to have taken a step towards solving my problem. It was only after incorporating it into my weekly menu that I realised it had also created a problem.

I make an omelette once a week, using three eggs. I buy eggs in sixes, that being the minimum available quantity. This means I buy eggs every other week, and it works out okay. But now, I also use two eggs for the fried rice, bringing my usage up to five eggs per week. So, at the end of the first week, I have an egg left over. I buy six eggs on the following week, and end up with two left over. You see where this is going? For every four weeks in five, I am over stocked with eggs; it is only on the fifth week that I have exactly the right number of eggs for my needs. After being used to only having too many eggs around the place every other week, I am finding it hard to adapt to my new situation.

Some might say, whatís the big deal? just boil the left over egg; Start each week with a blank slate. Well Iím not that sort of person, Iím afraid. I have principles, and I donít see why I should have to eat a boiled egg every week when I donít want one. This, on top of already having to deal with being forced to cope with two pints of milk per week, when I only want one, is really getting on top of me. And it doesnít end there.

Thereís the grated cheese. One packet is probably enough to sprinkle half a dozen omelettes. Thatís six weeks worth of omelettes; an opened pack of cheese lasts nowhere near that long. I donít use it for anything else. I must be doing something wrong; other people donít seem to have these problems; at least I never hear anybody mention them, whereas I tell anyone whoíll listen. Although they usually stop listening before Iíve finished. Nobody cares.
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10-11-2020, 06:29 PM
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Re: Eggs

I'm sure I have seen boxes of four eggs somewhere if that helps? See, we do care.
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10-11-2020, 06:33 PM
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Morrisons sell loose eggs 20p per egg.
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10-11-2020, 06:34 PM
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Re: Eggs

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I'm sure I have seen boxes of four eggs somewhere if that helps? See, we do care.
Not really, but at least you listened.
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10-11-2020, 06:41 PM
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For a moment there I thought You were a Scot..but I see You're from Yorkshire..now it all makes sense!...I think I saw You on TV at Christmas going by the Name of Ebinezer
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10-11-2020, 06:45 PM
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Not really, but at least you listened.


Also, did you know that in these times of modern technology, you can buy egg fried rice ready made from a Chinese take away? You can even order it on your computer during lockdown. Failing that, supermarkets sell it but it's not quite as good and requires the use of a popty ping plus a table spoon of tap water.
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10-11-2020, 06:46 PM
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Simple answer, eat more eggs....
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10-11-2020, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by May ->
For a moment there I thought You were a Scot..but I see You're from Yorkshire..now it all makes sense!...I think I saw You on TV at Christmas going by the Name of Ebinezer
Tuppence is tuppence as they say.
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Simple answer, eat more eggs....
Or go to work on one.
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10-11-2020, 06:49 PM
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Or go to work on one.
Or go mad and have a kipper instead
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