Sunday, October 2, 2022

Day Three - Jam, Soup, Chip Shop Chips, Scallops and YouTube

 


I had weetabix written on my menu plan for this morning, but I just didn't fancy it, so I made myself a slice of toast.  To save on rations I had half with butter and the other with jam.  I have never really had butter and jam on toast together it's a bit of a weird combination in my mind, so it's always one or the other.  Although thinking about it I do have butter and jam together on scones occasionally ... and I used to love clotted cream piled high on top.

I'm a strange one ... and always happily the first to admit it. 😄


Lunch was almost as per the menu, but I just decided on bread instead of toast to go along with my vegetable soup.  I think I have another three portions of this in the fridge.


As well as two bowlfuls of soup in the fridge.  I froze it this way so I would have an exact portion size ...


.. and still free up my dishes for immediate use.



Now my evening meal was to have been Carrot Croquettes, but as we were really tired after a horrendous journey in heavy rain to visit Mum in hospital, neither of us felt like cooking so we called to the chip shop on the way home.

Sadly, our chips weren't wrapped in newspaper the way they used to be, but at least the chippy has moved away from polystyrene trays to a much more environmentally friendly cardboard tray.

Who remembers chips all piled high on a piece of greaseproof paper and then wrapped in layers of newspaper.  And if you took a pile of nice clean newspapers to the chip shop where we lived when I was small, children would get a free scallop.

Not the fish sort, but a good old Northern slice of potato dipped in batter and deep fried ... and usually 2d each to buy.

And now for your Sunday entertainment here is a brilliant little YouTube film.  It's an American made and narrated film and is a brilliant description of rationing in the UK.

https://youtu.be/o9wNJ78S2GY


Hope you having a good weekend.


Sue xx



13 comments:

  1. I've never come across this sort of scallop before!

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    1. Oh yes, scallops were always potato when we were growing up in Manchester. I was really weirded out when I moved down south and found out they were also fishy. Although I did understand once I saw the shells as my Nana had a couple of them in her drawer for visitors to use as ashtrays.

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  2. I remember both fish & chips wrapped in newspaper as well as battered potato scallops. We called them scollops. I know mum used to take clean newspaper to the chippie but didn't know she got something for them. Thinking about it though, she must have done, otherwise they would have been used for firelighters or for 'drawing' the fire to get a good blaze going. By then she had 3 children and only my dad's wage coming in, so a free scallop or something would have been very welcome.

    I hope your mum is feeling better, Sue, hospital visiting is never pleasant under any circumstances.

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    1. Yes, we always pronounced it scollops, which is exactly how we pronounce the fishy version ... just to confuse everyone!!

      Mum is doing okay, but she's got a long way to go before she can go home.

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  3. Definitely remember fish and chips wrapped in newspaper. I remember that we always ended our camping holidays by stopping by our local fish and chips shop before heading home--sometimes just sitting on a nearby bench to eat them while they were hot. My father always saved the last bit of holiday money just for this treat. The last time I had good ole fish and chips in was in a small chippy shop in Oban, Scotland last October. Just can't get decent fish and chips in the US.

    Hope that your Mum is doing better and getting the treatment and services she needs.

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    1. Happy memories. :-)

      Our last treat of our childhood holidays was nearly always a '99' cornet. An ice-cream cornet with a chocolate flake in it ... a very special treat.

      She's better than she was and is doing exercises to try and get back the use of her right arm properly, it's still very sore, and obviously she can't walk without being able to take some of her weight equally with her hands on her walker. Thank you for asking. xx

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  4. That's a very clever way to freeze soup - I'm going to copy it, thanks.

    Hoping your Mum is feeling better and you have recovered from the journey. xx

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    1. I've always done it this way with containers but never really with the bowl that the soup will be going back into. She's on the mend slowly. xx

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  5. Potato scallops sound very tasty. Clever soup freezing idea, I'll remember that one when I run out of containers.

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    1. I remember as a child they were really tasty, but then most things that are deep fried in batter are aren't they. :-) I had run out of containers myself, hence the idea of freezing in the bowls this way.

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  6. Either butter or jam but not both always makes me think of The Railway Children. ☺️

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    1. Okay, okay ... I'll be waving my red bloomers at the next passing train!! ;-)

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  7. It works out well freezing it this way with these bowls as they are quite shallow, so the frozen lumps are not taking up too much space in the freezer. I'm just glad they were freezer proof I didn't think of that before I did it!!

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