Wednesday, 16 September 2020

The Ration Challenge - Day Three


Breakfast was soooo tasty this morning after a couple of days of just 'Spicy Rice'.  

And it was quick too because last night I got so hungry that I ended up making up a batch of rice at nine o'clock as some supper.  Planning ahead I saved half of it for my breakfast, so this morning it was just a case of  adding a dollop of my dahl to the rice and popping it in the microwave.  Not something a refugee would have access to!! 


I decided I would make this soup recipe for my dinner, I didn't realise the weather was going to be so hot!


Minimal ingredients to make two portions of soup.


And here's Assalla's story.


And the lovely lady herself.


While the soup bubbled away I made some flatbreads with 50g of my flour ration.  Three to go with the soup and three to take to Mum's when I go tomorrow.


And I thought I had taken a photo of my lunch, but I didn't 😢

So this is a photo of the leftover soup ... which was very tasty by the way ... ready for another day and the three flatbreads that will be coming out with me tomorrow.  This is the first instance of my losing my mind, or maybe the second ... I went to put the keys in the fridge earlier instead of hanging them in the cupboard next to the fridge 🤣🤣

I'm losing it and it's only day three!!


Next I had to take Suky to the dog groomers, as well as needing a really good groom her nails all needed clipping.  Now usually while she's there I would go into one of the many little independent cafes in Garstang and have a coffee, but obviously this time I couldn't so I went round all the charity shops instead.  In one of them the Woodsware 'Beryl' jug was waiting for me, and for just £3 she had to come home.  In another I spied this lovely little china mug that is pretending to be an enamel one, this time for 49p ... how can you say no at that price 😁


The little mug proved to be just the right size to measure out two portions of rice, one for my tea and one to save for tomorrow night when I will be travelling back to the Van and may not be in the mood for too much cooking.  It's a slightly odd amount as I wanted to use up the last of the rice that came in the Ration Pack as it seems to be slightly different to my other white rice and I didn't want to mix them. 


Day Three Tea - Rice and Kidney Beans, with a dish of rice cooling ready to go in the fridge for tomorrow.

It's been a good day I am feeling okay generally, a bit of leg aches rather weirdly this morning but I seem to have walked them off.  Apart from that everything is fine, and an added bonus I slept like a log last night ... always a good thing.

Thank you for all the sponsorship and all the good wishes, you really are my cheerleaders 💖


Sue xx






15 comments:

  1. Great charity shop finds Sue and ince again good meal planning.

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    1. I was really pleased with them both, you know how much green things call out to me ;-)

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  2. Keep up the good work! Wonderful thing you are doing.

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  3. Reading Assalla's story has made me pull myself together this morning. I was feeling sad that I'm alone, I stubbed my bare toe painfully, and I can't put up the rotary washing line by myself to dry the bedlinen I have just washed (and I only have the one set too)
    I read your post Sue and thought GET OVER YOURSELF ANGELA! I am so lucky to be warm, well fed and have enough money to live on. No, I can't see my dear family but I know they are there and safe at the moment. I AM LUCKY!

    You are doing so well, Sue, thanks for sharing your meal photos and your journey over this week. Stay well x

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    1. Ouch, poor you, and I know the frustration of not being able to do something, it's so bloody annoying ... but yes we are all so lucky overall aren't we.

      Thanks for following along and your continued support. xx

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    2. Great comment Pensive Pensioner:) Sue is such an inspirational person who I greatly admire♥ Sorry Sue but credit where credit is due:) Linda xx

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    3. 🤭🥰. Okay ... you made me blush ♥️

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  4. I don't know if it is allowed but can you use your hot water to make soup and then have soup broth instead of just plain water when you are having plain water. Same ingredients just spread around differently.

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    1. At first I didn't understand this but you are suggesting soup as a drink I realise now. Yes I could make up a pan of weak soup and have it as my drinks. I can make whatever I want within the confines of the ingredients I have. But I am choosing to just drink hot or cold water and those three magical cups of coffee that I have earned. The soup will be for lunches with flatbreads.

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    2. The leftover broth/hot water added to your cooking. .. from the other things you would cook in the hot water as a drink/soup/hot water.

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  5. You are doing amazing. I would be heartily sick of rice. It is amazing how much can be made with flour and water though. Your flat breads look lovely and your pasta too.

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    1. Luckily I do really, really like rice :-)

      Flour, salt and water are a real eye opener, as you say so many different things can be made with them.

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  6. Great finds in the charity shop.

    I like rice but don't think I could eat it every day for a week. Good for you.

    God bless.

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    1. I've not found anything as nice in a charity shop for ages 😃

      I love rice ♥️

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