On the radio this morning, they were discussing some really odd first world problems…sending a key home via uber, sharing a puppy after a divorce via uber, hmmm.
Then they asked the listeners to give a first world problem of their own. I have so many guys, honestly! And I’m well aware of them even in the midst of complaining…I own them 🙂 But one at the forefront of my mind this morning is something my mum brought up yesterday. It’s not really a problem, more of a pain, inconvenience, waste of time etc., but I thought I would share it here, maybe get others opinions, some suggestions to make it “easier” for me?!?! This is first world world problem related to food…
I would say that generally (although my mother would disagree!), we all eat the same thing. I plan my meals for the week ahead on the weekend before, and shop accordingly. This week’s menu is as follows;-
- Monday: grilled fish, savoury rice and roasted vegetables
- Tuesday: chicken stirfry
- Wednesday: beef pasta
- Thursday: pork bangers, mash and beans
- Friday: sweetcorn pasta
- Saturday: braai
- Sunday: roast beef, roast potatoes, roasted veggies
Easy peasy lemon squeezy?!?! Yup. BUT, there’s a leetle eensy weensy first world problem here…
The hubster does not eat seafood as he is allergic. So tonight, I have taken out a piece of steak to substitute the fish for him.
P, our nanny, doesn’t eat pork at all. So on Thursday, I will substitute the pork bangers with steak for her (I’ve bought a pack of two steaks for this week…one piece for the hubster tonight and one for her on Thursday).
The kids won’t eat the sweetcorn pasta – which the hubster has been begging for for a few weeks now – on Friday as they don’t like mayonnaise which is the sauce that I use in the pasta, they don’t eat tomatoes and they don’t eat green peppers. They basically only eat the sweetcorn 🙂 So on Friday, I will pop chicken pops and chips into the oven for them.
In addition to the above, I don’t eat lamb (personal preference, I don’t enjoy the taste of it).
Now my mum says it’s too much effort and I cook too many different options. Also that it takes up too much time. But for me, the only other alternative is to only eat chicken and beef as that’s the only meat that we ALL eat. How boring right?!?! Or not…
I don’t know…what would you do? Would you cook multiple options like I do?
There are nights when I don’t do that and the person who doesn’t eat the meat for that day will just eat the veggies and starch/carbs. But this has become part of my usual routine so I honestly don’t see it as much effort. Also, just to mention, this doesn’t happen every week (again, my mother would disagree here!). The week before last, we all ate the same dinner every night. And last week, there was only one night where I made something different for the kids as we had a thai chicken curry and Riley doesn’t eat curry yet.