If you are a single woman and live alone, you are probably aware of the phenomenon that happens within your refrigerator. You have probably heard of the bachelorette refrigerator phenomenon, otherwise known as BRP. BRP happens because, despite my best efforts, I do not know how to grocery shop for just one person. I go to the store with the best intentions and buy fresh, healthy food only to see most of it rot after the first four days. After two weeks, I’m left with shelf full of condiments, a bottle of cheap champagne and a pre-packaged salad.
Apparently, I like salad dressing. There are 13 bottles of it in there. I do not remember the last time I actually made my own salad or used my own dressing instead of the perfectly portioned one that comes with the pre-assembled type salads. I also have cottage cheese, mayo, ketchup and not one, but two types of mustard.
Things that are not a condiment and not related to making a cocktail include minced garlic, half of a very questionable onion and coffee creamer.
Let’s also not forget the door to the refrigerator is filled with six different types of hot sauce, because apparently I feel everything needs a sauce.
I don’t dare look in the crisper because everything I put in that drawer is never to be seen again.
So because of BRP, I’m usually at a complete loss as to what I should eat for dinner. I’ve been too lazy to make my daily trip to the grocery store for the last few days which is why I’m having a delicious lunch today that consists of a spoonful of cottage cheese (safe because it is already rotten when you buy it- that’s why it’s so delicious) and a pickle. Protein, vegetables–all in all a well rounded meal.
Lesson learned: Dating is a difficult and often frightening endeavor but it is not nearly as frightening as my crisper drawer.
- Breakfast for Dinner (foodservicewarehouse.com)
- Why Do Americans Have So Many Types of Salad Dressings? (zikata.wordpress.com)
- T’was A ‘Hotdogs & Salad’ Kinda Day (achievingdomesticgoddessness.wordpress.com)