Living Below the Line: Day 3

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

I haven't been hungry at all for the past three days, but I do miss the spontaneity of eating whatever I want whenever I feel like it. 

Breakfast 6 c
-          ¼ cup oats 5 c
-          1 tsp honey 1 c

Lunch 74 c
-          Quiche 64 c
-          Cucumber + Capsicum + Tomatoes 10 c

I had to microwave the quiche at work so I put the veggies in separate little silicone muffin liners. All were from my garden (hence why the capsicum and cucumbers are so tiny - about the length of a finger), and each weighed only a few grams. 

Dinner $1.03
-          Potato Soufflé 44 c
-          Bolognaise 59 c

Today’s dinner was supposed to be a baked potato, but when I looked at the potatoes they were so little! So I decided to make the soufflés instead.

Potato Soufflé 87 c
Serves 2
-          2 potatoes 18 c
-          2 tbsp milk 5 c
-          2 eggs, separated 52 c
-          2 tbsp butter 7 c
-          Salt, pepper and 1 tsp chives, chopped finely 5 c

This is what 2 leaves of chives looks like...

All chopped up. Probably less than a teaspoon here.

Preheat oven to 220C. Grease two soufflé dishes with the butter (use sparingly!)
Roughly chop the potatoes and steam them until soft. Mash with  the remaining butter, chives and egg yolks until it is smooth. Add in the milk so the mixture is quite runny. Season with salt and pepper.

Beat the egg whites until stiff, like when you make meringues. 

Fold in 1/3 of the egg whites gently into the potato mixture, and then fold in the rest in thirds. Carefully pour into the soufflé dishes. 

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until soufflés have risen and are golden brown and firm to touch. 

Serve with bolognaise.

In the two minutes it took me to set this up, turn on my camera, etc... The souffle fell down :( See? It was still really yummy though. 

Bolognaise $2.38
Serves 4
-          4 sausages, squeezed out of skin $1.48
-          1 tin tomatoes 65 c
-          ¼ cup mixed veggies 20 c
-          ½ cup water
-          Salt, pepper and mixed herbs 5 c

Fry the sausage mince in a non –stick pan. Add the mixed veggies and stir to combine, then add in the tinned tomatoes and water. Simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with mixed herbs.

Day 3
Oats 6 c
Lunch 74 c
Dinner $1.05
Tea 5 c

     = $1.90

xx gee

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