Today, I attempt to cook another pancake, hoping for a better result than my previous attempts.
My fundraising is now just a little under £400 - many thanks to all those who have donated so far.
For the first time in a few days, I didn't prepare my porridge the night before - this was a mistake. Porridge isn't tricky to prepare, but finding scales and a measuring jug, then weighing ingredients is something I prefer to avoid first thing on a cold winters morning.
It's been a hectic day, the reasons for some of which I hope to come back to in a future post. I manage to grab 15 minutes for minestrone - it's good, but has lost something in the freezing and thawing. When I next cook it, I'll leave the pasta out of any portions I freeze, as I suspect the pasta drank most of the broth before I had the chance to.
I had intended to eat some tuna tonight, but after failing miserably to make oat flour pancakes on my last attempt, I fancied another stab. This time, I decided to use equal quantities of oat flour, milk and egg white, and then add extra milk if necessary. Convienently, 50g of porridge oats appeared equivalent to 2 egg whites, needing about 150ml of milk to make a decent batter.
|2 Egg whites||£0.12|
|50g Oat flour||£0.04|
|Tiny amount of butter||n/a|
|150 ml Milk||£0.07|
|80g Blackforest fruits||£0.25|
The pancakes looked much more like how pancakes are meant to look this time, and tasted great. I would have liked more fruit, but I'm not keen to go over a pound a day until my last week, when I hope to have a better understanding of the meals left available to me. My dinner left me with two egg yolks to use up, which will be interesting to cook with tommorow.
I believe I have now better adjusted to the smaller portions I have available to me, and am now suffering far less from the effects of chocolate and snack lust.
I am aware, however, that I have to put more effort into "spreading the word" about this pound-a-day january challenge if I am to make my fundraising target. I've made some efforts already, which I hope to be in a position to talk about soon.
|Value of Food Consumed:||£19.78|
|Cash to spend:||£1.54|