1943 Rations for Lent 2023: week 2 day 2

Monday, 27th February 2023

I started the day with a bowl of porage (sic) oats, made up with milk and water, and the customary mug of tea. Lunch was somewhat different, being a salad of the cauliflower leaves and stalks left over from Saturday’s dinner with half a raw leek and a raw carrot, all sliced small. To this I added a tin of sardines which I reckon as one ration point (a tin of fish in 1943 was two points, but this is about half the size).

Actually very tasty.

My evening meal was a pre-prepared root vegetable, mushroom and faggot stew made last week, to which I added some sliced steamed savoy cabbage and the rest of the leek, also steamed. I followed this with an apple for dessert.

One thing I am learning is that when you buy fresh vegetables, unless cooking for a family you must be prepared for a degree of sameness with your meals for a few days.

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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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