There is no way I can eat out every single night. I am sure I could, but I would be broke and fat.
So, I have been to the market at least once a day since arriving. When I say market, I mean small, jam packed with groceries and people, Stop N Shop. Over the last few days, we have pretty much eaten in town, but now that class has started, we mostly agree that it needs to be cheaper and easier.
I brought a loaf of bread, peanut butter, strawberry jelly and a bag of pretzels to the field station today for lunch and shared with whomever wanted. We decided to go to the market on the way home and get lunch fixings for the rest of the week. There is a kitchen at the field station, so it makes sense to leave supplies instead of trucking it all over everyday.
Tonight, I made dinner in our condo for the first time.
I could have picked up something easy like mac n cheese or a microwave meal, but I have gotten really used to eating healthy, so I attempted one of my favorite burrito recipes, but without the comfort of my own kitchen.
First, there was no cutting board.
Then, I had to find a can opener.
Finally, I had to go two different apartments to find a cookie sheet.
I managed to chop all the veggies with a steak knife before roasting on whatever sheet it was that I found. I am amazed that I was able to balance the spices in a taco seasoning packet with the onion, garlic and olive oil I had on hand. The results were pretty delicious!
As far as class goes, today was our first official day painting. We were at the field station from about 10 to 5, however we started with a field trip to Sankatay Light around nine in the morning.