The Weekly Rations
All this weeks food rations were weighed out last night ready for a new Monday start. It felt all wrong running from Friday to Friday just because the first of January was a Friday, so now I have switched to Monday to Monday.
You will notice one glaring thing wrong with this photo and it's a roll of modern ready rolled Puff Pastry. To use this up I decided that this week I would forfeit the rest of my fat ration, so no 2oz of oil or 2oz vegan suet (or similar) just my 4oz of spread in the butter dish and the pastry will be considered as having taken the rest of my fats along side 8oz of unrationed flour.
If things need using up I will be using them instead of wasting them and this sort of compromise will no doubt happen for quite a few weeks as I shop from home and use things up.
Off the Ration
My not on the ration shopping this week up to now has included bread, potatoes and a round lettuce.
Not my usual sort of lettuce at all as I am an Iceberg fan through and through, I just love the crunch it gives to a salad or a sandwich, but they come from Spain at this time of the year ... a big no-no for me during rationing ... and round lettuces are grown in the UK all year round. I need to go to the shops late at night when it's quieter and I can have a slower, better look at all labels to see what else is grown in the UK all year round these days as these items will all fit into my modern rationing plan.
I still have half of last weeks cabbage, most of the leek and all but one of the carrots. I do need to do so much better at piling my plate up with vegetables.
My sanity saver this week is a carton of ready made custard. It was at the back of the fridge and it's date was up at the start of December ... it should be fine and will be used on an apple pastry that I intend to make later. Hot apple pastry and cold custard ... yummy 😋
My next job today after another coffee and a spot of blog hopping is to make up this weeks menu plan and take a photo of it for you to peruse.