Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What do we eat?

Now that you know what is "said" in our home on a daily basis, how about what we eat on a daily basis. There is little, if any, variation to this menu.

Breakfast: Oatmeal/porridge or bread and tea.

Lunch: Beans, rice and greens.

Dinner: Depending on how the morning/afternoon goes, its either cake/cinnamon rolls or pasta with onions and garlic.

And there you have it--pretty exciting huh!? If it is mango season, we have them coming out our ears. Same with oranges.

You may ask, "what about meat?" Well, we eat meat about once/twice a month and to be honest, it is not very palatable.

Unlike in America, eating in Northern Uganda is solely for "survival." There is not much enjoyment in our non-variable menu. However, we are so, so blessed--and I can't complain. There are people all around us who are starving, who would love to eat half as well as we do.


Bean said...

Wow! It is a very limited diet, but as you point out you are fortunate to have enough to eat. We are very, very, blessed to live in the USA, thank you for you posts they definitely put things in perspective. I will keep you all in my prayers.

God Bless

Anonymous said...

Do you have to supplement with vitamins or do you not worry about that?

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Thank you for these posts......reminds me of perspective, and I really need that!

Leigh said...

I had been wondering how you fed so many! No room for any picky eaters. I am one of those people that can eat the same foods for many weeks. The lunch sounds delicious! Do you not have eggs and milk available?

Mama in Uganda said...


We do have powder milk that we purchase in large tins in the city. And eggs too--although they are not a daily staple.

Chris said...

With many people leaving the IDP camps and returning to their land, do you see the likelihood of more food being available in the near future? After all Uganda has rich fertile soil..... or will it be subsistence for quite some time?

Laura said...

cake for dinner!

can you make chapati?

i was amazed at the variety in jinja. i guess the North is less accessible?