Friday, January 22, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
I think it's about time I started sharing some recipes and some more photos of the food that I've been eating. Life has been a bit hectic these last couple of weeks and I really don't feel I'm doing this Challenge the justice it deserves. So the first recipe I'm sharing with you was on the menu on Tuesday of this week and was Potato Floddies.
How brilliant I thought to make something that sounds filling and vaguely nourishing out of such limited ingredients, so I thought I'd give it a go.
So what's my opinion of Potato Floddies?
Very filling, quite tasty ... especially when very hot ... but very stodgy. Perhaps though that was due to me adding a bit too much flour, so if you have a go be a bit lighter with the flour to potato ratio. What would make them so much better would be the addition of some grated real garlic cloves or perhaps a quarter of a grated or finely sliced onion. They just needed something else added for more flavour, but I guess these days we are just used to our foods being a lot more flavourful and my taste-buds need to adapt a little bit more.
I would give them a 5/10.
I have put links to Amazon on my sidebar for the books and DVDs that I have been watching, just so you can go and have a look and get other peoples opinions of them and not just go off mine or maybe get yourself a copy. Some of my books are only available in the Used off Amazon, but then that's to be expected as that's where I got mine from 😀
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
At last I got round to actually getting my food weighed out and ready for use, and you'll see a surprise addition this week ... I have one egg!!
One egg per week per person was the usual ration although at some points in the war it went down to one egg per person per fortnight. I don't usually eat eggs, but as we now have no cockerel and our last laying girl is doing such a sterling job I thought for the next five weeks (that's how many eggs I have), I would share some wartime suitable recipes that include eggs.
Once they have gone I now have the added advantage of a couple of boxes of 'dried egg' that I found in Asda ... totally suitable for vegans.
I have stopped weighing out the coffee as I have discovered that my 2oz of allowable coffee in place of the tea ration that I cannot drink fills this little jar nicely and I have never managed to reach the bottom of it yet. So each week I will just top it up from the large jar in my cupboard. If I do run out I still have the whole of the 4oz that are part of my monthly rations in place of the Camp Coffee.
Also pictured are my two Linda McCartney vegan sausages and my carton of Almond Milk.
Here for posterity are this weeks weights and measures -
My 3oz Sweetie Ration
Such an important part of the ration, a smidge under ... but I will survive. 😀
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
This week I have chosen a tub of ready made hummus as my Sanity Saver. This was picked up on an outing to the chemist for Alan's prescription, combined with another dog walk. Alan needed supplies from the Co-op so I went too.
It feels a bit bitty this week and I feel completely out of routine after my emergency trip back to Wales, but I am determined to get back to normal over the course of today. I will find my MR £2.96 worth of healthy foods from my own back-up stores if I can as I really do not want to go into any more shops.
Living off my Modern Rations and trying not to shop is proving as wearisome as it must have felt shopping for your foodstuffs during the actual war. I was going to say 'but not as dangerous' because although we have no bombs dropping or threat of them, but we do have a completely different danger at the moment that is keeping us indoors.
Once again we are being asked to listen to our Prime Minister and Government and follow their guidelines ... and it really is the least we can do.
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
If you are making it for yourself don't stress about the filling, just use some of your favourite vegetables, the leftovers from the bottom of the fridge drawer at the end of the week, or if you have nothing fresh in the house raid the freezer for an assortment of frozen veggies.
All you need are enough part cooked vegetables to fill your chosen pie dish and a bit of sauce to moisten them. I used some Bisto gravy made up quite thickly and saved the excess to heat up later to pour over my pie, but you could use a white sauce, a curry sauce, a tomato based sauce ... the possibilities for scavenging from the cupboard are endless.
The vegetables are then topped with either a pastry lid or with freshly made or leftover mashed potatoes, it can be straight away if you are ready to pop your pie into a medium to hot oven for around 20-25 minutes, or as I have done here ... leave them to go cold ready for finishing off at tea time.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
So panning back to see what's under the cupboard and you can see that I have quite a good little Rations Larder to start me off. The large jars all now contain my dried stuff bought with this months Points, my oats, pasta, rice and lentils. I already keep thinking about what I should buy with next months, it will be interesting to see what I have left over ... there will be red lentils for sure!!
I'm just prepping my Carrot and Coriander soup for lunch and at the same time half-cooking vegetables to add to tonight's Woolton Pie as per my menu.
The kitchen smells lovely.