After some careful accounting, we decided to spend some of our precious pennies on a bag of flour for the creation of some simple snacks. David also realised that he cannot go a week without hot peppers, and since I want to keep my cook happy, I agreed to their addition to our week’s supplies. For anyone who would like to keep track or hold us accountable, here’s our current expenditure.
|3||Half Bag Lentils||£1.00|
|4||3 Cans Chick Peas||£1.00|
|6||Fruit (14 Clementines)||£1.00|
|7||2 Bunches Spinach||£1.00|
|12||Spices and Oil||£0.50|
|14||1.5 Kilo Flour||£0.45|
So what exactly have we been cooking with these lovely ingredients? Here is a rundown of our meals so far:
Breakfast – Each morning we both get 2 eggs to be made into an omelette with a few veggie scraps.
Lunch & Dinner – Each night we cook a large portion for dinner that night and lunch the next day. Monday night we made spinach dahl with rice. The dish was quite tasty and was only lacking another vegetable such as eggplant or potato to be identical to our normal fare. Usually we would not use the stems of the spinach leaves, but this week in an effort to save nutrients, we used every part.
Snacks – We each get 7 Clementines per week for our fruit allotment. We also mixed 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup oil, and a small bit of baking powder and salt to produce 17 tortillas. When everything is divided out, the tortillas cost about a penny each. Any other ideas out there for simple flour-based recipes we could try?
Beverages – We each get around 1 black tea bag to stretch throughout the day; yesterday I steeped mine 3 times. I’m also using half a lemon per day to flavor my water and make things slightly more interesting.
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