This is the last day of the Living Below the Line challenge. However, remember you can always continue with the challenge or keep raising funds for the hungry.
If you don't know what the Living Below the Line challenge is and want to find out check my earlier post: Living Below the Line (LBL).
Also know as good ol' pancakes!
Cost person: $0.39 CAD
Sifted the below flours together:
5/8 cup Tapioca Flour/Starch
8 tsp Amaranth Flour
4 tsp Whey protein powder
Combine with flour until smooth:
1 cup Milk, reconstituted from powder
3 tbsp. Shortening, melted
2 tsp. Baking powder
Let pancake mix for 10 minutes to thicken. Meanwhile heat your frying pan (Ps. I'd like to know if you call it a frying pan or a skillet!).
Now with your eye divide the batter into quarters. Scoop that first quarter out onto your heated pan (you may use 1 tsp. of shortening to oil pan). Cook 1-2 minutes on each side. Serve warm! That is, unless of course you like cold flapjacks/pancakes then by all means serve them cold!
Lunch: Bean Burger Patties & Fries
This recipes calls for baked beans which is something that will be used a fair deal of the course for the next 5 days. To make baked beans I until Monday! It takes some time but doesn't require much attention. Ever time I have said "baked beans" is a link to the recipe I suggest using.
Bring 3 3/4 cups of water to a boil (using water every of the chicken water you have left).
Cost per person: $0.63
Bean Burger Patties
Okay so this one is as simple as one, two. Using a potato masher or a blender combine until smooth:
4 1/2 cups Baked Beans
If you want chunky patties, which I suggest, then mash only half of the beans then add the other half and only partly mash them in. If you choose to have smooth patties divide each persons one thick patty into 3 thin pattie (otherwise they will taste like encased re-fried beans).
Heat a lightly oiled frying pan (using 1 tsp shortening) over medium high heat. Divide the patties into 6 even balls. Unless you have a very large pan I suggest one cooking one at a time, especially if you choose to make chunky burgers. In order to keep costs down the number of eggs is limited which cause them to break apart if flipped over on an awkward angle or to soon. Cook each patty 5 minutes on the first side and 4 on the second. For robust patties you will want to just slightly burn them on each side.
You will need:
2.5 lb. Potatoes
It is preferable to choose longest potatoes in the bunch. Now scrub the potatoes clean. Leave on the skins because this will add extra nutrition. You may cut your fries using either of the methods below.
The easiest way to cut it is to first cut the potato in half length wise so you have a long flat surface to work with, then cut it into thin even 1/4 inch slices the long way. Then cut the slices into thin 1/4 inch strips. So you end up with long thin slices of potato.
Slice in half, lengthways.
Place flat sides down on your cutting board. Cut again in half, lengthways. This would be for very large wedges. For slightly smaller, cut in thirds, lengthways, on a 60 degree angle, from the outside of the potato to the centre line where it hits the cutting board.
For even smaller, slice in half again after the second half cut.
Heat oven to 425f. Spread fries on the sheet in a single layer. If Julienned bake for 15-18 minutes. If wedges cook for 22-25 minutes.
The Finishing Touches
Divide your French fries into 6 equal portions and serve with one patty per serving. Enjoy!
Cost per person: $0.74
185 g. Peanuts
First of all you will need to chop:
225 g. Chicken
Then in gentle boil chicken until cooked through. Save water and set aside.
Rinse thoroughly 3-4 times:
1 1/2 cups Rice
Cook according to package instructions.
Stir in the rice, the chicken and:
185 g. Peanuts
I hope you enjoyed this 5 day menu!I've been so busy this week with all this menu planning, shopping, baking/cooking, and posting. I vow to never do 3 recipe posts a day again! So that means it's back to one unique recipe every 2 weeks, with hit and miss posts in between. May God bless you in your fundraising for those in need!
- Sincerely, Tamara Green
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