What do you think of the idea of drinking olive oil, say 400 calories' worth, at night if I'm still hungry? It's the cheapest calories I can get that seems reasonably healthy.
If I were you, I would have no more than one tablespoon or two. And you can add some shredded carrot. And sesame seeds. And it's a salad! Or you can add some baked/roasted sweet potatoes and parsnips. And beets.
Just don't drink too much or it. If you take it in smaller doses, I don't see why not.
Warm some coconut milk (aprox half a pint) mix in 20g of Kerrygold, 3 tsp of cocoa, a pinch of cinnamon then half a pot of double cream (aprox 50ml) and continue to warm on a low heat for ten mins. Thats just over 400kcals, tastes delicious has a high sat fat ratio and is great for testosterone boosting if taken around 10pm enhancing night time recovery. Not recommended if you are SAD.
I just don't know if you'd actually be able to do it very often, doesn't sound palatable. I'd definitely try adding a TB here and there and definitely consider coconut milk, coconut cream additions if you can....I think you'll get more enjoyment and maybe even stomach it.
Even if you went so far as to indulge yourself with a mix of ghee, coconut cream, honey and coconut, toss in a bit of organic cocoa and roll in nuts....you'd probably stomach it better (yes, this is a cheat indulgent I use but in moderation since its really high fat)
I did this for about two months without any issues. I drank 2-3 tbsp morning and night. I was doing it to help gain weight and to try to relieve constipation. It didn't help me gain much weight, but it sure did make me poop and also made my farts smell horrendous.
What do I think? I think it sounds pretty grim. It sounds like a recipe for deliberately minimizing the amount of pleasure you derive from your food. Why do that (yeah, food reward theory, yada yada, but you didn't say you were trying to lose weight)?
Have bigger meals during the day. Yeah, I get that you're poor. But you'd be better off, assuming that you have a source of cheap high quality 100% virgin olive oil, incorporating those same 400 calories into your current diet throughout the day. It would be so much kinder to yourself. Have a salad! Roast some vegetables! Make pesto!
I have no idea what's available at food banks these days. If it's not all macaroni and cheese and Twinkies, maybe you can find food there. A longer-term fix might be growing some of your own vegetables.
I understand the concept of thinking of food as fuel not entertainment, but this seems excessive.
EDIT: What about eggs? Saute two eggs in that olive oil. You can frequently get eggs for, what, 99 cents/dozen? Two eggs is about 150 calories for sixteen cents.