The same as every day this week my first drink of the day was a cup of hot water.
I think it was the Ration Challenge last year that got me hooked on cups of hot water, although these days usually I have a frozen slice of lemon dropped into them.
Breakfast - Rice and Dahl
Then it was onto breakfast, and using the rice I cooked yesterday morning I again added a portion of Dahl to it. Very tasty, and very filling, much more so than my more usual Weetabix.
Next I to set to and started my prep for lunch. Making up a batch of Oil Pastry with the last of my flour I carefully brought it all together and broke it into two balls and then left it to rest in the fridge for an hour wrapped in floured cling film.
When it and I were suitably rested, I carefully rolled it out using the flour in my flour shaker to flour the board. (I had put 50g of my flour ration into the shaker at the start of the week and it has just lasted until today.)
I placed a dollop of my remaining dahl in the centre of each piece of pastry and topped it with the leftover pieces of Lentil and Bean Burger, then I pulled up the pastry to completely cover the filling, made sure it was firmly sticking to itself and then flipped the whole thing over ... to give me something that looks a lot like an Eccles Cake.
Dinner - Lentil and Bean Burger Pasty
Still looking a lot like a pair of Eccles Cakes they came out of the oven half an hour later, smelling absolutely gorgeous.
I ate one for my dinner and it was delicious. The crumbly light textured pastry enclosing the now piping hot dahl and bean burger with the base lovely and thick where all the layers of pastry had converged and cooked into one. The other one will be eaten for my tea, as one was more than enough for me.
Afternoon Snack - Lentil Pancake and a cup of Coffee
But somehow, mid afternoon and knowing I would be having a slightly later than usual tea after Alan arrived at the Van, and also knowing that he would be having a chippy tea, I managed to fit in a Lentil Flatbread, although to me they have the texture more of a crispy, but fluffy inside pancake, so I have now renamed them.
And with it the last of my coffee ... my third cup of the week, eked out from the two teaspoons of coffee that I got as a sponsorship reward.
Tea - The other Lentil and Bean Burger Pasty
To misquote a famous food retailer 'This is not just any food ... this is Ration Challenge Food 💖' It was gorgeous, and once Challenge week is over I will be making this again and eating it with a large dollop of mayonnaise.
That's it the Challenge for me is over, I will be back with one more post giving my final fundraising total and some of my thoughts about the week and the food. I will also show you what I have left over.
Thank you all so much for your amazing support and sponsorship.
For one final time - My Fundraising Page is here.