How have you been handling the challenge so far? These are links to some of the hunger funds I am planning on donating my money to: Children's Hunger Fund and Gospel for Asia. Note these ministries are not officially affiliated with Live Below the Line (LBL).
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).
Egg in the Hole
Alternatively know as "toad in the hole" but I choose not to think of toads when eating my breakfast.
Cost per person: $0.57
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!
First you will need 6 of my Basic Biscuits below are the instructions:
Preheat oven to 400f.
First of all sift together:
1 1/4 cup Tapioca
1/2 cup Amaranth/Oat Flour
1/4 cup Whey Protein Isolate
1 tsp. Baking Powder
Now using a pastry knife cut into the flour:
1/4 cup Shortening, chilled
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:
2/3 cup Milk
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 on the pan. Just divide into 6 even pieces and drop onto and ungreased cookie sheet. Remember you want to use one biscuit to hold a liquid egg, 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.
Putting The Egg in the Hole
Heat your oven to 375f.
Okay now all you need is:
6 Eggs, large
Lunch: Chicken & Rice Soup
Use your any of your budgets wiggle room to spice up this mild dish.
If you can bring down the cost of any of your groceries go for it because this means you can embellish these simple dishes. I suggest use any extra money on potatoes because they are very filling!
Cost per person: $0.43
In a medium pot according to package directions cook:
1/2 cup Rice
Meanwhile in 1 cup water gently boil:
113 g. Chicken
Remove cooked chicken from the pot and chop into 1/2 inch pieces. Return chicken to the soup pot. Add:
3-4 cups Tap Water
2 Onions, chopped
For my onions I used two of the six onions my dad purchased on the discount rack at Food Basics for .99 cents CAD.
Add your cooked rice. Serve hot.
Dinner: Corn Pie
Old fashioned corn pie, to give you a veggie boost!
Cost per person: $0.74
Prepare lecithin in a small bowl or cup:
3 tbsp. Lecithin granules
3 tbsp. Water, Hot
Stir vigorously and let sit for one hour, stirring occasionally.
Preheat oven to 400f.
Using a pastry knife, electric blender, or potato masher cut:
1/3 cup Shortening, chilled
1 cup Flour (5/8 cup Tapioca, 1/4 cup Amaranth, 1/8 cup Whey Protein Powder)
If dough is too dry add as necessary:
1-4 tbsp Water, ice cold
Pat pie dough into an 8 inch pie dish. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Now combine in a medium pot over medium heat:
2 tbsp. Shortening
1 cup Milk
1 (341 ml) can of Corn
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook 3 minutes.
Separately mix until it is a smooth paste:
1/4 cup Milk
1/4 cup White Rice Flour
Add paste slowly to hot corn/milk mixture, stirring constantly. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until thick.
Cool slightly. Now stirring constantly slowly add:
Prepared Lecithin Granules
Pour into prepare pie shell. Sprinkle top with:
154 grams. Ground Meat
Bake at for 20 minutes.
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