I’ve eaten oatmeal pretty regularly throughout the past 10 years. In fact, doing a quick calculation I’ve eaten approximately 800-1000 lbs of oatmeal in my life. Strange to think about a human body processing so much food. I would venture to say that there are people (probably many) that have eaten over 10,000 lbs of a certain food in their lifetime.
Anyway, I was recently pointed to a way of buying steel cut oats that’s about 6-7 times cheaper than if purchased in regular portions from a grocery store: buy a huge 50 lbs bag of it. I did it. The FedEx guy asked me about it, and I said with the brilliant wit of 9am: “I like oatmeal”.
Some people love variety in their food. I love food that tastes good (to me), is healthy, is cheap, and is easy to make a lot of at once. It’s hard to find just the right combination of those factors, and once I do, I stick with it. I’m not sure if I’m missing the explorer gene, but I just don’t get tired of eating the same thing over and over. I really enjoy it, though many people in my life (girlfriends and mom, especially) don’t seem to ever quite understand this.