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).
Breakfast: Banana Muffins/Pancakes
Cost Per Person:
If make muffins then: preheat oven to 400f and grease a twelve cup muffin tin with 1 tsp shortening.
In a large bowl stir with a whisk/spoon until thoroughly combined:
1 1/4 cup Tapioca
1/2 cup Amaranth/Oat Flour
1/4 Whey Pro.
1 tsp Baking Powder
In a separate bowl. Mix thoroughly with a whisk:
1/4 cup. Shortening
1/2 cup Milk
2 Bananas, mashed
Make a "well" in the flour (a hollow space in the center of the flour) and working quickly pour the wets in the flour and stir just in tell combine (no longer than 20 seconds).
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!
Spoon batter into greased muffin tin with a tablespoon. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until muffin tops spring up at the touch. Let cool 1 minute.
Lunch: Chicken Rice
A little bit of a Thai style dish featuring rice with peanuts and chicken.
Okay so if your biscuit turned out like pancake batter then let it sit for 10 minutes to thicken. If not then your ready to put the biscuit/buns on the pan. Just divide into 6 even pieces and drop onto and ungreased cookie sheet. Remember you want to use these biscuits as burger buns so don't flatten excessively. Place cookie sheet in the center of the oven, and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool 1 minute then remove from the pan.
Cost per person: $0.74
First of all you will need to chop:
Cook according to package instructions.
225 g. Chicken
Then in gentle boil chicken until cooked through. Save water and set aside.
Rinse thoroughly 3-4 times:
If you are one of the many people who have never heard of a pastry knife before (ps. let me know in the comments section if you have or haven't), then you most likely don't own one. That being said, you can instead use a potato masher for this method (as shortening will slice very easily).
Now stir in:
1 1/2 cups Rice
Cook according to package instructions.
Stir in the rice, the chicken and:
185 g. Peanuts
You may want to check your lawn for any naturally growing herbs. A few years back we discovered a chive plant sprouting in one of our old planters. Who knows what goodies you've got? And lawn grown items are not counted (unless you fertilized them then you have to do the calculations of how how much it cost your to grow x amount of herbs/vegetables).
Lunch: Bean Burgers
A filling meal to give you an energy boost.
Before you even touch those burger patties (hands off the patties!), you'll want to mix the bun.
The Basic Biscuit Bun
So I have a really tasty GF biscuit recipe that have been planning to upload in one of my posts. However, this is not that recipe. This is a slightly more cost effective version (that was the nice way of saying: cheap). True though it is, "cheap" it still is plenty satisfying!
Cost per person: $0.33
Preheat oven to 400f.
First of all sift together:
Now using a pastry knife cut into the flour:
2/3 cup Milk
Bean Burger Patties
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.
Cost per person: $0.29
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 pattie 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.
The Finishing Touches
Now slice your buns/biscuits in half (depth wise) and fill each with a bean burger. Now as you will see in the burger pictured above, I was able to dress it up with onions and peppers. However I've made no mention of any toppings in the recipe. This was not some cheap marketing ploy to get you to think your getting all this and then in the end disappoint. Because the store I went to happened to have sales going on while my mom and I went shopping, I wound up saving $6. Consequently the cost for me to make these recipes actually wound up cheaper then listed so I was able to embellish a little bit.
If you live in Canada and are merely gluten sensitive and not intolerant I suggest doing most of your shopping at the Bulk Barn. Until April 30th, 201 they have there spend $10 get $3 off!
I will post an article about what stores I recommend shopping at during this challenge. So keeping watching! Please not this will be highly regionally specific. However, I will also give my tips on how to handle your LBL budget (which even apply as far away as Norway!).
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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