CookOrDie: Day 1

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Survived my experiment. (I think; I feel a little bit bloated, which could be a good thing or a bad thing.)

Passed by the supermarket before going to the dorm. Still no large potatoes.

6 pita pockets 39.99
5 native tomatoes 7.65
4 Hungarian cocktail sausages 36.40
Cheese lying around ref have no idea, but I know I must have bought it before

Best result today:

  1. Put cocktail sausage into toaster and set for four minutes.
  2. While the sausage is cooking, wash and chop a tomato.
  3. Slice some cheese into thin strips, too.
  4. Slice sausage.
  5. Distribute tomato, cheese and sausage over the surface of one pita, concentrating on an axis.
  6. Heat the pita for a minute or two in the toaster.

Couldn’t buy just one sausage – minimum is 100g, which is approximately 4 cocktail sausages. This may have been a good thing, though. Hungarian sausage made concoction pleasantly spicy.

Experimented with leaving the cocktail sausage whole. Less work, but sausage taste overwhelming and somewhat monotonous because you know where it is.


Approximate cost of one pita: (+ (/ 39.99 6) (/ 7.65 5) (/ 36.40 4)) ~
PHP 17.25 Two pitas made me somewhat full. Actually, I had three pitas
and two sausages, so that’s ~ 42.75. If I had only two pitas,
(* 2 (+ (/ 39.99 6) (/ 7.65 5) (/ 36.40 4))) ~ 34.50 isn’t too bad.
KFC’s original-recipe 1-pc chicken is 49, though, and it comes with water.
Still, KFC’s original-recipe 1-pc chicken is _not_ going to help me
Learn How To Cook, and it won’t satisfy my CookOrDie constraint.

Possible next step:

Bacon, mushroom and cheese pita

Future recommendations:

  • Match the number of ingredients. Then again, this could be the coding practice of leaving something broken, as mismatched ingredients + CookOrDie constraint spurs creativity.
  • Heat pita while slicing sausage? This requires too much back-and-forth, though, so it might not be worth it.
  • Move chopping board to kitchen table.
  • Should experiment with non-pita bread to see if it is worth the difference.
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