I like weekend breakfasts, much more leisurely than usual and I read through the coming weeks Radio Times, circle any programmes that I really want to watch or record and then test my brain with the puzzles at the back. It feels like I'm getting ready for a new week ahead.
After breakfast I decided to see what foods we have leftover now that we were on our last day of our first week Living on Rations.
In the freezer there are two tubs of soup, one veg and one chicken. Two bags of saved peelings and trimmings ready to make more soup, and a bag of blanched cauliflower.
In the fridge there is a jar of pickled Beetroot, half of my cheese and all of Alan's, and one of Alan's sausages.
Two jugs of soup, one veg and one chicken.
Also in the fridge half a litre of my milk and just under two pints of Alan's.
In the vegetable drawer of the fridge there are four onions, about 6 carrots, two parsnips and half a red cabbage. In the lower drawer there is half a head of celery, an Iceberg lettuce I had forgotten all about and some red onions that are out of bounds ... actually I might chop them up and pop them in the freezer as I doubt they will last until rationing is over. But I will use the lettuce up, I can always pretend it's a white cabbage that is seasonal and use it in some coleslaw.
I'm surprised at how well our tea and coffee have done, there are 8 teabags left and around 6 spoonfuls of coffee. I knew we would be more than okay with the sugar ration as neither of us take it in hot drinks and I hadn't done much sweet baking.
And after two trips to the cinema this week I have one candy cane left.
Everything is listed here ... well I thought it was, I have just added 4 potatoes and garlic to the 'Vegetables Carried Forward' list.
Lunch was soup and bread, eaten separately as we were both busy doing different things and our evening meal was supposed to be a 'full English' but I forgot Alan's fried eggs :-(
I didn't even notice that I hadn't made him any until he was quietly tucking into his plate of food. And yes there is a total cheat on our plates ... some ready made hash browns from the freezer, I knew my plate would be too sparse with just one sausage and beans so it was a question of grab something else quick. Very tasty.
Now it's time to weigh out the rations for Week Two.