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.