Kathy Romses, Day 2

KathyR2I needed food to have the energy to think clearly today at work so most of my lunch was eaten by 11 am. At 3 pm I had a couple of pieces of toast with margarine because I was having trouble focusing again. This wasn’t in my meal plan so I am only going to get hungrier as the week progresses.

The positive part of the day was that I learned how to make tortillas. I mixed 1 cup flour, ¼ tsp salt, ½ tsp baking powder, 1 ½ tsp margarine and 1/3 cup water together, kneaded the dough and rolled it out into 6 somewhat round shapes. They were cooked in a frying pan for a couple of minutes on each side. I also made pretty tasty oven roasted falafels from my dried chickpeas that took me a ridiculous amount of time to make using a food processor, stove, fridge and numerous dishes and utensils. This meal is unrealistic for most people living on welfare.

I am missing the social part of eating. My girlfriend came over about 6 pm and normally I would have invited her for dinner but I don’t have enough food to share. My son and I try to have dinner together once a week but he is 6’5” and works as a carpenter. He would eat about 2 days of my food at one meal.

My confession for the day is that I had to use a few tablespoons of flour that I did not buy as part of the Challenge to make the tortillas.

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