I rarely do videos and now that I've taped this one I know why: I blink a lot. So, I won't rewatch this again, but I committed to updates and this is how Day 1 of my Live Below the Line Challenge went. My goal is one video each night after work. Tomorrow will be a greater challenge because I have to go to a track meet right after school and there will be (junk) food and energetic children to look after.
Stay with me, folks! Today's menu, bland as it was, will be spiced up later this week (I wanted to look forward to something!) Here's what I had:
Lunch: Plain ramen noodles (no spice packet) with chicken broth for flavor
Dinner: Quinoa with navy beans (made in a large batch to last the week)
Of course, I drank lots of water all day long. Tomorrow I'll have a recipe from The Cuban who is seriously challenged with cooking for me. In our home we eat well and, naturally, make sacrifices elsewhere because food is important to us. When he shops he always takes a menu so he doesn't overspend and he makes sure we use all of our food. Weekly we have about 2 nights of leftovers and sometimes he creates a whole new dish from it.
You know how people cheer you on during a marathon and you look forward to that? Even though this is a small sacrifice to make for the greater good of spreading the word about poverty and food and the politics of it, I truly appreciate all the "attagirls" and suggestions and recipes my friends are sending me.
Honestly, there's no greater cause I care about at the moment. I want people to eat well, but really I just want the world to be fed.