Day 5 and things I’ve learned from living in poverty
1. Eating for £1 a day is possible, but it’s not fun. You can only eat lentils so many times before you start to hate them a little bit.
2. You can forget about using condiments – my favourite garlic mayonnaise is not cheap. This actually makes me want to weep a bit. Cheap food is plain food.
3. You have to think about food all the time – can I afford to have a little snack now? Should I save this apple for later in the week when I might be a bit hungrier?
4. You can’t afford to be tempted by anything. There is absolutely no possibility of giving into the temptation of the chocolate aisle in the supermarket. Treats are out of the question.
5. The food you can make on £1 may be fine, but it’s the lack of variety and freedom that gets to you. There’s no pleasant thoughts of ‘what shall I make for dinner tonight?’ because the answer is always the same.
I have so much respect for people who live like this day in, day out. It’s hard. It’s boring. And it’s hard. Again. Nobody should have to live like this.
I can’t wait to get cooking again! Making fried eggs is boring. Tomorrow’s post will be far more exciting, I promise!
On a happier note, you must all stop by Momma’s Meals today as Tammi is featuring my goat’s cheese and tomato frittata recipe! She’s a lovely lady, be sure to take a look around her blog! And go and make the recipe, it’s one of my favourites.