It is more economical to buy a whole chicken than cut up pieces. Dave braais the chicken and we eat a thigh and drumstick each, the same night. And then we use the rest of the meat in a variety of meals. This is a huge saving, not only financially, but in time, as I don’t have to cook on the nights we use leftovers. I had an idea for a meal that needed a bread of some sort. And so I made these baked roti to be enjoyed with some leftover chicken.
No young adult ever expects that they could be financially responsible for their parents one day. I have been actively saving since I was 13 years old. This was a habit instilled into me by my father. And one I am extremely grateful for. That habit saved me during lockdown, and even though I wiped out my entire savings, I knew I could start again. I also know that my father has practiced what he preached and so they will be financially OK for the rest of their lives. And fortunately for us, Dave’s parents were also able to look after themselves. But I listened in horror when a friend told me she now has to start supporting her parents. She has a young family and education does not come cheaply. So, on top of that burden, she now has the added responsibility of keeping a roof over her parents head.
With a fixed income she will have no extra cash at the end of every month to put towards her future. And there is no end date to how long she will have to support her mother and father. This in itself could create a cycle where her children need to financially assist her as she gets older. And it explains why people in the poverty bracket can never really escape from not having enough money. Even though I had nothing saved up after Covid, I never had to worry about feeding my family or keeping a roof over our heads. And I know this is a huge blessing, not afforded to many people. I have made a concerted effort to rectify that, as who knows when the next lockdown could come our way! Do you actively save?
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- 125 g bread flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting
- 1.25 mls fine salt, sifted
- 1.25 mls instant dried yeast
- 0.625 mls erythritol
- 75 mls water
- Place the flour, salt, yeast and erythritol into a stand mixer bowl and add the water
- Use a dough hook to bring the dough together, then knead for 10 minutes
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and divide the dough into 4 50g pieces
- Roll each piece into a ball, cover with a dry cloth and leave to prove for 1 hour
- Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
- Roll out each piece only a lightly floured surface into a 2mm thick disc
- Place onto a lined baking tray and place into the oven
- Bake for 5 minutes, then flip over and bake for a further 5 minutes
- Remove from the oven and serve immediately
View the previous posts on September 12:
- 2022: Spiced Cauliflower Soup
- 2021: Suspects
- 2018: King Georges Guesthouse
- 2016: Calming Goji Berry Smoothie
- 2013: Kiwi Fruit Salsa
- 2012: Miss Melicious Cupcakes
- 2011: Saul’s, Strand
- 2010: Food Quiz Number 36 For A Friday