I started my day as usual with a cup of hot water and then two hours later after washing my hair and then walking the dogs I had breakfast. It was nice having the component parts already made and in the fridge, all I had to do was make a bit of space in the dish that the rice was is and tip one of the little pots of dahl into the space. Three minutes later breakfast was cooked.
A Ration Challenge ready meal. 😁
I looked at the menu and realised that I needed two lots of floury items today so I decided to make up 100g of flour, salt and water and start the prep for both of them.
I wasn't all that hungry so I divided the dough into two thirds and a third.
First I rolled out the larger piece and cut my tagliatelle strips ready for teatime. As you can see the little end pieces were not wasted but balled up together to add to my lunch.
I wiped down a coat hanger, and then using the edge of the knife to pick up half of the pasta strips at a time I draped them over the bar, and they stayed like this all afternoon to dry out.
Now it was time to start on lunch, one nice thin large flatbread and one teeny tiny offcuts one.
Which cooked nice and quickly all on it's own in the pan.
Lunch for day three was a lovely crispy flatbread and my little dish of Kidney Bean Pâté, with a glass of ice cold water straight from the fridge ... something I doubt a refugee gets to enjoy. 😟
I remembered to soak my chickpeas overnight last night, thanks mainly to my menu being stuck on the side of the fridge, I do find that I am referring to it a lot to keep me on track. So this morning while I got on with other things I cooked them for an hour. Even though I knew I wouldn't be eating the hummus I was going to make with them until tomorrow, I wanted to use the remnants of the hummus left in the Nutribullet cup to make the basis of the sauce to go with my pasta for tea.
I decided to use 100g of the cooked chickpeas for the hummus ...
... and followed this very basic recipe.
The crossed out words are 2tbs of Peanut Butter ...I gave my peanut butter away!!
The hummus went into a tub to go into the fridge and the rinsed out Nutribullet cup went into the fridge as well for later
And here is my tea ... Pasta, with Hummus and Spring Onion Sauce.
It was very filling, a lot more so than it looks like it was going to be.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who has donated to this worthwhile cause. The last four donations were all matched pound for pound by another mystery Ration Challenge benefactor, and have made a big difference to my fundraising total. THANK YOU. 💖