This week we decided to experiment with our schedule and see if there was a way to more efficiently use our time. So we made the switch to eating dinner at 2 pm (or more appropriately 14:00). We love it! The most difficult thing about it is the fact that we are in class until 1 so planning in advance is essential. However the freedom it creates for the rest of the day is well worth it. Being on the same schedule as the people around us also really helps.
Fun food Facts
I finally feel like I am getting a grasp on cooking in Senegal. I now have an idea of what I can make for my family with what we can find here in a cost effective manner. Here are some fun facts about my cooking life here.
- – There is no such thing as a pre made meal (frozen, boxed or canned).
- – The best deals are always found at market, but make sure you greet everyone you have ever bought something from.
- – When buying meat (a rare treat) they will usually throw in an extra chunk of fat as a gift (aren’t we lucky).
- – I have found my maximum capacity for bugs is 20 per scoop…more then that I throw it out rather than begin the hunt (perhaps with time this will change).
- – It is cheaper to buy and ship cheese from the states then to buy it here…yes it is that expensive.
- – Coffee the Senegalese way involves only 3 grains of coffee… at least one can of coffee lasts a long time.
- What we eat:
- – Breakfast: oatmeal, bread, or eggs
- – Dinner usually involves a staple of rice, beans, lentils, potatoes, or noodles with veggies
- – Our evening snack usually involves a baguette sandwich of some sort