Spent all day and stayed up way too late last night playing video games. Not so much in the way of cooking in the past few days. Had guacamole and tortilla chips for dinner last night. Not exactly healthy… Today I grabbed a chocolate fiber one bar because I was out of soy milk and brought a leftover eggplant parmesan that I had packed away in the freezer. Dinner was thrown together...
This challenge has not been terribly difficult but not happy making at all. I figured it would be easy. Fresh veggies galore. Well, sure… but not alot of variety. The food is boring. Even with spices, its still just bread and potatoes. Tomorrow, I will be back to my normal way of eating and I’ll cringe when I get to the Woolton Pie leftovers in my lunch. Maybe I can add some...
I am so tired of boring food. I don’t know if I’ll make it to Saturday. Not that I don’t love potatoes but I long for some spinach… ricotta… pasta…
My homemade bread, which resembles round rocks from the outside, is holding up pretty well. I won’t be using that recipe again. It was in the low 20s (Fahrenheit) this morning so while my car warmed up, I had what is becoming my usual breakfast. Toast with margarine and tea. I’m a Southern Girl, I do so love my tea. Its been difficult to limit myself to just three tea bags a day. ...
Today was my “I’m going to sit on my butt and play video games all day” day. The menu for today was: For breakfast, Hoe Cakes. 2 c. corn meal 2 c. boiling water 2 T. honey 1 T. salt 1 c. reconstituted dry milk Grease griddle with just enough crisco/lard/whatever to cover. Mix all ingredients; drop spoonfuls onto hot griddle. When slightly brown on edges, flip. This is a basic recipe....
Lord Woolton Pie
It’s sliced and boiled potatoes, turnips, and carrots topped with more sliced potatoes. It tasted as you can probably imagine… bland. I forgot to add the green onions which would’ve added some different texture and flavor. Before I eat it again, I think I’m going to make a blonde roux with the broth and flour and blend it into the pie. I’ll definitely add the green onions this time and maybe an...
The WW2 bread recipe I used was odd. Didn’t call for nearly enough liquid (very little water, no eggs, no milk) so I had to improvise. Bread making is definitely not my strong suit but I’m bound to get better with practice, right? Meanwhile, I wrapped two hot rocks that smelled like bread in newspaper until the morning. I’ll let you know how they turned out.
My haul from the grocery store
Its down to the final hours before
After a lunch of spinach and eggplant lasagna (with three kinds of cheese) I walked to the shop two doors down and bought myself an espresso chocolate brownie. I don’t normally eat too many sweets but I knew that it might be my last chance for a while, except for honey cakes and carrot fudge. I’m anxious to begin the experiment. After work today I will be heading to the local...
I had new potatoes with sea salt and rosemary for dinner tonight. I’ll probably be regretting this decision in a few days when I’m up to my eyebrows in potatoes.
First Official Post
I’ve always been interested in this time period. The fashions, the movies, everything. So for one week (starting December 11, 2010), I am going to dine only on the rations of World War II. The Rations as of April 1945 were for one person, per week, as follows: Bacon and Ham 4 oz Sugar 8 oz Loose Tea 2 oz Meat 1 lb. 3 oz. Cheese 2 oz ...