Ever ate the same food for straight consecutive days?

@secretbear (19472)
Philippines
September 14, 2011 9:00am CST
I just got back from our field work and I took home a few kilos of a fish from our harvest. This will be our viand (partner for rice) for the next few days. It will be cooked in different dish but still the same fish. I don't have any problem with it but sometimes it just get so boring. ^^ We always experience this at home when I bring home a few kilos of fish from our harvest. Sometimes, when there's a typhoon and fish cage owners here in the lake would harvest their fish early, their fishes will flood the market so the prices will go down and lost of people will buy them. Sometimes, if they don't harvest early, their fish cages will be damaged and their fishes will escape and will be caught by fishermen. So the same kind of fish will be available to the people in low prices. So I guess it's fish diet for the next few days.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Sep 11
So what dishes will you be putting it in? Do you have a freezer where you can freeze some of the fish for future use? Do you know how to make different sauces or like a stew and a chowder? Will you be searching on the internet for different recipes?
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
Hi writer! Yes, we have a freezer. My mother has already cooked the fish by frying, sweet and sour, grilled, and paksiw (a dish made sour by vinegar with a little vegetable). What my mother did to avoid getting sick of the fish, is that she cooks other dishes like vegetable dishes so we have two dishes during one meal.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
18 Sep 11
Sounds like you have a wonderful Mother! I'm sure your family was glad for the fish.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
20 Sep 11
Yeah, she's wonderful. But sometimes she cooks badly. I just don't tell her.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
14 Sep 11
I do....I don't like to cook for just me...so when I do cook I make a big batch and eat it for a few days in a row....or freeze part of it for a later date when I am either not in the mood to cook or am too busy but still want something warm and homemade.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
When I was a student, I did not like cooking for every meal (I'm actually lazy to cook) so I would cook a meal good for a day and just reheat them when it's eating time.
@peavey (15874)
• United States
14 Sep 11
I don't mind eating the same thing several days in a row, especially if I can make different dishes from it. Even if it's the same dish, I don't mind for a day or two. Since I live alone, that's a blessing because I can cook once and eat for awhile, just warming things up. When things are cheap locally, I tend to eat them often, too.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
I think I can understand that. When you live alone and you want to save, you don't have a choice but to cook meals good for a day or two.
@mammots (3295)
• Philippines
14 Sep 11
to save time, money and energy we usually cook our food in bulk like for example we buy a kilo of galonggong or sardines fish ( a kilo of sardines is a lot) then cook sweet and sour sardines. there are only two persons in our house; my mother and i; so a kilo of sweet and sour sardines would takes us about 3 to 4 days to consume. my mother is usually the first one to complain!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
I'm pretty sure I would also complain, too after a few days. Although, I love galunggong, I cannot eat it for straight few days!
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
14 Sep 11
hi there! that's a better diet for now. i do also experience the same thing. there is this market day here in our place that my father would buy 3 kilos of fish. yours is better because you would make a lot of dishes from it but as from my father he would do only one dish for it! imagine 3 kilos of fish much boring right? lol! we could consume it for a month. :D
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
You should help your dad in cooking so both of you can prepare different dishes for one kind of food.
@GemmaR (8527)
14 Sep 11
When I was living in University halls of residence, I ate a lot of things such as pasta and rice, because you could buy these in bulk which meant that you could eat very cheaply without having to worry about having enough to eat. I would buy things like fruit and vegetables to keep me healthy while I wasn't having much variety in my diet. I found that I was able to live on around £10 per week just to buy food, which was good as I managed to save a lot more money than I might have done in my past by planning all of my meals for the week ahead and buying in bulk some of the things that are available cheaply.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
When you're a student you really learn how to save and budget money. I used to budget and monitor all my expenditures, too when I was in college. My staple meal then was noodles and rice.
• Malaysia
17 Sep 11
Yeah it does get a little boring. But if you cook a lot of different dishes with it, it wouldn't be as boring. I once ate chicken, chicken and chicken for almost a week I think. Cos my brother likes chicken and he'd just came to visit that week. Even my dad complained at the end of the week.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
You know, we have a saying here that when you eat too much chicken, you can develop fungal inspection on skin.
• Malaysia
18 Sep 11
Oh dear. I do hope none of us get that. We do try to diversify our diet as much as possible though.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
20 Sep 11
I'm not sure if there's a scientific basis for that. It's just an old saying.
@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
14 Sep 11
There are just two of us left at home, and I don't have much time to cook. I cook about three times a week and then we eat leftovers, though not always the same every day unless it's something we really enjoy like chili or Spanish rice. When I cook rice, I cook a double batch. The first day we eat it with a stir fry dish and the second day we might eat the same. The next day I might make Spanish rice. This time I had enough rice left that I made a salad with spinach, cherry tomators, white kidney beans, slivered almonds, crumpled bacon, and feta cheese. Now we have enough of that for another meal. It saves energy to cook a double batch of things that take a long time to cook. Sometimes I freeze half.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
Hi Barb! I think that's a smart way of cooking and saving money and food. It's always good when you know a lot of recipes. How do you make Spanish rice, by the way?
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Sep 11
I've sent you a pm with links to my recipe and also my carrot and raisin salad recipe. I hope you enjoy them.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
20 Sep 11
Thanks, Barb! I have bookmarked the recipe for Spanish rice. I will try it once I get the chance.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
17 Sep 11
I often buy things in bulk. Especially when my children were younger and they all were at home. You can save a ton of money by doing that. I used to make all kinds of different dishes but it would be with the same stuff too.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
I agree, buying in bulk really saves money. First and foremost, you save from gas or transport fare.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
16 Sep 11
lol =D I dun mind eating the same food for days as long as they are cooked in different way, and alternate every few days.. hehe. I'm not really picky or fussy over the food i eat, compared to those i don't.. lol Besides i'm not a meat eater, not a vegetable lover, so the next best thing for me would be fish. It's healthy, and i can make it into fish&chips.. lol =D
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
Thanks for the response, Kun.
@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
16 Sep 11
fish in cage - milkfish harvest
Well to me I have no problem with fish diet. I love fish so even if I'd eat all the same kind of fish for many consecutive days I really would not mind especially if it is milkfish. Indeed, during typhoon milkfish floods the market at very low prices so I'd buy kilos of milkfish and stock them in the fridge. I love milkfish so I always take advantage of that opportunity. I'd cook them in various ways like sinigang, daing, sisig, sarsiado, crispy daing, paksiw, pochero, pesa. steamed, relleno, pinaputok, etc. etc. So I find no problem with fish diet for 8 straight days.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
Good for you! I like bangus, too! Milkfish cultured in the sea tastes better than milkfish cultured in lakes.
@Triple0 (1907)
• Australia
15 Sep 11
Eating the same dish for consecutive days is just bland and boring but I had to deal with it because I was sick for almost a week. I got sick and my Mum's best solution was porridge. I had porridge on one day, then the next day and then it became a whole week. She made a whole pot and she was like "This will last you a week". The porridge did help me when I was sick, light on the stomach, not too much digesting but I was soooooo sick of it. After the flu was gone, I made sure I stuffed myself with "real" food like chocolate!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
Chocolate is not real food! Better make sure not to get sick again or you might end up eating porridge for a week again!
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
15 Sep 11
i will never ever eat the same food for even 2 consecutive days .. i want my tongue to taste different foods per day like fish for this day then chicken tomorrow something like that, i easily get used to food so there is no thrill of i eat the same food for days
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
What if you don't have a choice? Like a calamity occurred and you can't go out of the house and you can only eat canned food?
@ferbjohn69 (1129)
• Philippines
15 Sep 11
I have been in the same situation.When a storm struck our town a flood occured.We couldn't get down from the second floor of our house to buy food from the market so what we ate for three days was canned tuna.It was boring,but we had no option but to eat the same meal to survive and don't get hungry.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
You were lucky you have canned tunas stored in your house! Flood is really terrible.
@SIMPLYD (75329)
• Philippines
15 Sep 11
At least, you are still lucky to have something to eat for the next few days. Others really have nothing to eat and will still be begging on the street in order for them to eat. Well, it will take your ingenuity in doing dishes that can more or less make the taste of the fish different for every meal. You can have it fried and pair it with chopped tomatoes with some chilies. You can have some of the fried fish done "escabeche" style . Or you can have it into sweet ans sour, but this time with a bit of tomato sauce. Actually you can do a lot with one kind of fish. Be sure to combine it with some veggies.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
I did not say I was not thankful for the blessing.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
15 Sep 11
We've been in a similar situation for a while now in our house, not because I can't or won't buy a variety of foods, but instead because of my husband going through chemotherapy. He lost a lot of weight at the beginning of his journey with cancer and that is something that his oncologist does not want him to do. So, he recommended that Tom eat whatever he is craving. Well, being that I refuse to be the person that prepares different meals for different people, that means that our family has been pretty stuck on pizza for a while now because that is what he has wanted to eat.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
I'm sorry to hear about your husband, it must be pretty tough for your family right now.
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
15 Sep 11
I have done that sort of thing and gladly. Once I made spaghetti that I liked so much I ate it about 4 days in a row. That was when figs were ripe on my cousin's tree and I made fig spaghetti. When figs are in season I have them on almost everything.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
I can guess you like figs a lot.
@neildc (17267)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
15 Sep 11
it's really boring to have the same kind of food for a few straight days. but at least we can make different dishes if we have plenty of it. besides, fish variety is better and healthier than pork.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
Thanks for the response, Neil.
@rhane7315 (5674)
• Philippines
15 Sep 11
i've experienced that last year. the only food that i ate for straight consecutive days was egg. it can be scrambled egg, sunny side up, hard boiled, etc. that's what i eat whenever i don't like our viand
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
You are the same with my nephew and niece! Xyron and Sophie likes eggs and they prefer them over any other viand.
• Philippines
14 Sep 11
hi sc, Well before me and my sister was craving for a chicken so every dinner or lunch we got to Mang Inasal near our place and eat chicken there for a week happy mylotting
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
I can guess that neither of you has no food allergies.