cornflakes and a small spoonful of sugar although there is loads of it left
Toasted sandwiches, 2 x smoked salmon (bacon substitute) and mushroom for T
1 smoked salmon and mushroom for me and a bowl of vegi soup
Dinner thoughts at 2pm
something potato based, possibly pasties (again) We have most of my ration of cheese left, some fish, 2 vegi burgers, possibly mashed potato so I can save some potato for potato pastry tomorrow. We also have 2 eggs still and a mountain of sugar.
Pizza with potato bread base, smoked salmon, mushroom and the rest of the cheese ration
Steamed treacle pudding and custard
That is all the fat ration gone, and my son ate the rest of his sweets today. This is what is left:
enough smoked salmon for one sandwich,
one slice of processed cheese (my son prefers it to real cheese)
loads of sugar
2 vegi burgers
The chelsea buns I have ditched (not very thrifty I know but they hardened up!)
One more day to go. If I had more butter it would be a lot easier!
My neighbour has just come over with a lovely smoked rainbow trout so that is lunch for me! I still have extended soup to eat and I’m looking forward to the leftover mushroom soup, which was so easy to make despite using a little of the butter ration. Onions and garlic softened in butter, add mushrooms, cook a while, add water, cook til soft, whizz up, add milk – I used soya ‘cos that is what we like.
Porridge and treacle or honey
T’s packed lunch
6 little coconut biccies
a chelsea bun
Potato Bread Recipe
Cold Mashed Potato
Flour to make it up to 500g
mix together with fingers
add a splash of oil
teaspoon of dried yeast
200 to 300 ml of warm water
knead lightly (it is very sticky) and leave to rise
With these quantities I made 4 Chelsea Buns and a loaf big enough to share as the main carbs in yesterdays dinner.
T has afterschool club so he will get toast or crumpets at around 4.30.
Vegi soup and bread with smoked trout!
Toad in the hole with 2 of the vegi sausages and one egg from our 4 (having swapped my sweet ration for 2 eggs)
Chelsea Buns (made with mashed potato in the dough)
Day 4 and my 8 year old has only just started to complain about rations. He wanted marshmallows and I said he could but he had to swap some of his sweet ration for them. I’m really proud of the way he has thrown himself into this. Tomorrow we are looking forward to eating out!
I should have weighed myself on Monday but I forgot – I’m 10st 1.4 I can’t imagine with all the sugar on the ration I will be anything less on Sunday.
Porridge and honey
We are out of honey and treacle, I think we will use our ration book to buy a pot of honey.
Packed Lunch for T
Cheese and lettuce sandwich
half a honey sandwich
2 Anzac biscuits
1 small coconut biscuit
We are out of bread too, hence half a honey sandwich.
T went on a school trip yesterday and was given crossants and pineapple! Like dining at the Ritz!
Vegi soup (extended from Monday’s) and bread if I buy some
Fish and veg
fresh bread rolls and some of the butter ration
Chelsea Buns! (which we were too full to eat)
cunning plan – I’m going to use the mashed potato in a bread dough so we can have nice fresh bread with fish and veg for tea and use the rest of the dough to make chelsea buns to use up some sugar ration! 90% of my brain is now taken up with how to make meals stretch and how to eke out the fat ration.
It’s an inset day on Friday so we will eat out, my son asked if we could eat somewhere that does starters! He went on a school trip yesterday and they had croissants and pineapple so at breakfast we talked about how rich people could eat pretty much whatever they wanted and he was a rich person for that day. I don’t know how people managed on rations without cafes and restaurants. I haven’t rationed bread for this week as I can’t find out how many loaves we should have but we are eating more than we usually do.
I am carbohydrate girl. Swapped my sweet ration for 2 eggs, T very nicely said he would share his sweet ration with me on Saturday. We have loads of sugar left, most of the butter, most of the cheese, a third of the marj, all of the jam, half of the smoked salmon, 4 vegi sausages, 2 vegi burgers and we are going to eat on on Friday. All is well.