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You Asked For It, At Least Some Did

Some have asked what I eat at Olbalbal so prepare to be seriously bored by this post. I cook for myself. This is a very pretentious statement, like I’m turning out delectable dishes using my vast cooking experience and my dog-eared Betty Crocker cook book. Not so, my cooking is at the pre cooking school level. Growing anything here in the Conservation Authority of Ngorongoro is strictly forbidden. One literally cannot plant even a flower seed. So, no vegetables, no fruit, no nothing that is not dried or canned. My pantry includes canned tuna, popcorn, dried peanuts, rice, pasta, potatoes bought by the sack, and Knorr dry soup packages. That is pretty much it. Oh, I am well stocked with wonderful Kilimanjaro coffee beans that I grind using my rechargeable electric drill.  A typical week might look like this:

 

Sunday:

Lunch: Knorr tomato soup and crackers

Snack: Maasai curdled milk

Supper: Knorr Knorr Mushroom soup mixed with a can of tuna over noodles

 

Monday:

Lunch: Knorr tomato soup and crackers

Snack: Maasai curdled milk

Supper: Knorr Mushroom soup over rice

 

Tuesday:

Lunch: Knorr tomato soup and crackers

Snack: Maasai curdled milk

Supper: Knorr vegetable soup over boiled potatoes

 

Wednesday:

Lunch: Knorr tomato soup and crackers

Snack: Maasai curdled milk

Supper: Knorr Mushroom soup mixed with a can of tuna over noodles

 

Thursday:

Lunch: Knorr tomato soup and crackers

Snack: Maasai curdled milk

Supper: Knorr Mushroom soup over rice

 

Friday:

Lunch: Knorr tomato soup and crackers

Snack: Maasai curdled milk

Supper: Knorr vegetable dry soup over noodles

 

Saturday:

Lunch: Knorr tomato soup and crackers

Snack: Maasai curdled milk

Supper: Knorr Mushroom soup mixed with a can of tuna over noodles

 

There you have it. If you’ve managed to keep awake reading this far, you see that I like tomato soup curdle Maasai milk. Popcorn and peanuts supply variety.

 

You asked for it, at least some of you did!

 

 

 

 

8 Responses to “You Asked For It, At Least Some Did”

  1. Thanks Ned.  I did ask for it.  Now I can finally sleep at night. ;)

  2. Martha Stovall on 14/03/2012 #

    I knew it was pretty basic but I thought there might be a little more variety.  If I sent you some packaged dried fruit, etc, would you get it, or would it be stolen from the box?

  3. Ned Marchessault on 15/03/2012 #

    Thanks for you response Steve. I guess it is fortunate that I like soup.

  4. Ned Marchessault on 15/03/2012 #

    Thanks for commenting Martha. I don’t think that food can be sent through the mail. I never thought of dried fruit. I’ll look into it. Some of that stuff is available in Arusha.

  5. Artsailing4004 on 15/03/2012 #

    I am now aware of how important it was to have Greg, Rhonda, Sally & Sharon do the cooking when we were together. Maybe I could have been a big looser if you were the cook.

  6. Barbara Lewis on 15/03/2012 #

    My head is exploding that you can’t grow anything there. Why is there no news coverage of this anywhere? I’m going to work on that. Also, if I sent you food, would you get it?

  7. Ned Marchessault on 17/03/2012 #

    Yes, that’s for sure! Maybe I can talk them into a repeat performance.

  8. Ned Marchessault on 17/03/2012 #

    Barbara, cultivation was stopped because of the alleged interference with the wild animal populations.

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