Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hunger Challenge: Day 3 - The learning curve

A few things I’ve learned on Hunger Challenge Day 3:
1.) How to make “fried chicken”
2.) Strawberry cake mixes’ taste...well, like artificial strawberry (yuck)For me, breakfast has been impacted the least being on the Hunger Challenge. Just about every day starts out like this. Travel mug of coffee I made at home, oatmeal and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Lunch on the other hand. Normally I don’t plan ahead and I’ll pick up a chicken salad sandwich ($8.00) or a burrito ($7.00). Yum. Looking forward to reuniting with my favorite lunches next week. I’m really thankful that for me, the Hunger Challenge is just a week. For the 1 in 5 people in San Francisco that struggle to feed themselves and their family it’s a different story.For dinner I made fried chicken!!! Not the kind you’d enjoy from KFC or from a restaurant but decent considering I made it at home. I found the recipe HERE on the Aunt Jemima website and the recipe only called for: Pancake mix, chicken, salt, pepper and vegetable oil.

In all honesty, I don’t think I’ll ever make it again. Christoph and I both thought it was good, but not great. The best part though was that it was not boring. Typically Hunger Challenge meals are a snooze fest of bland flavors and staples. For dessert I made strawberry cupcakes from a box with rainbow frosting. They’re fine. I’ll probably eat a total of 4 cupcakes out of the 16 that I made. Hopefully Christoph will help me out with the remaining dozen. Another thing I won’t be making again.

Day 3 Cost
Coffee: $0.54
Granola Bars (1): $0.30
Oatmeal: $0.20
Orange: $0.34
Grilled Cheese: $0.75
Salad: $0.70 ($3.50 for all ingredients / 5 servings)
Chicken: $3.57
Potato: $.44 ($1.32 for all ingredients / 6 servings)
Cupcakes: $0.40 ($3.19 for all ingredients / 16 servings)
Total: $6.90 (Budget for the Day: $7.22)

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