this afternoon I made refried bean empanadas with the Chata brand Peruvian refried beans and the dough I had made earlier, with beef machaca added, for frybread.

the dough had sat for a few hours, and with the addition of flour to my comal, was easy to shape into a couple of flat rounds that I dumped some of the beans onto. then I closed them up and dropped them, one by one, into the hot lard.

the first one was delicious, although there was a little bit of dough that hadn't cooked. the second waited until dinnertime, and by then it was of course cooled down and not so attractive. fried foods really need to be eaten right away.

still, they satisfied my appetite and got me through the day. I'm getting better at living on closer to a dollar a day than $3 a day.

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