Eggs. No fridge should be without them in my humble opinion. If you’ve got an egg you’ve got a very quick meal. You’ve got one of the main ingredients for a cake. You’re well on the way to pancakes. And so on!
The trouble is that I have a habit of buying a dozen eggs and not getting around to using them. I don’t know why really. And being a “savvy shopper” ha ha, I always buy a dozen or however many are in the current offer which is never just half a dozen. So they go into the fridge in case I want to have poached eggs, in case I have a desire to make a Victoria sponge.
I bought a dozen over a month ago. I’ve used five in my once a week savoury bread and cheese pudding. So I had seven left and they really shouldn’t be hanging around much longer. So this morning I boiled the lot and had two for brunch and will have three in a salad this evening leaving two for tomorrow.
Those seven eggs have focussed my mind on one thing. It is not thrifty to buy large quantities. Yes, I need a few in the fridge but regardless of the cost per egg I need only buy six at a time unless I have a definite need in mind.
And that lesson taught me by the humble egg is true for everything.