1943 Rations for Lent 2023. Week 2 Day 1.

Sunday, 26th February 2023

Although I had planned to have a roast joint for Sunday dinner and use the leftovers during the week, this did not end up happening. So what did I eat during the day?

Breakfast was toast with more of my sister’s home-made blackberry marmalade and tea. For lunch I ate a couple of rye crackers, one with 1/4 oz. of my 4 oz> ham and bacon ration, the other with a “scrape” of marmite. I also had a Braeburn apple as part of lunch, and tea.

For dinner we each had a 4 oz. pork loin with parmentier potatoes and brussels sprouts. The meat accounted for £1.10 of my £3.20 weekly allowance. I followed this with another apple and later four squares of dark chocolate (about 5% of my weekly ration). During the day I drank five cups of tea, using three tea bags, and one pint of bottled beer (alcohol free).

As we ate dinner a “National Loaf” was brewing in the bread-making machine. It saves going to the bakers.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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