So the rations are sorted ... pictured above are my basic rations.
These are Alan's.
He has an extremely good selection of meat thanks to my clever purchasing the other week buying the yellow stickered meat packs from Sainsbury's and portioning them out carefully. In fact I would think he has just about as much as he would usually eat in a week ... so no long faces from my man this week :-)
(Meat was the one item rationed by price not weight. So the February 1940 amount of 1s 6d which I am working off is equal to £4.66 in todays money.)
This was our choice of food bought with our points.
We each get 16, so a total of 32 to spend between us, and this is what I chose to buy from the foods that were available on the points system. There is a typed out list of the foods and their points values on the stand alone page 'Living on Rations' at the top of the blog.
These are the foods that are on our monthly rations.
And these are the things that are not rationed.
You'll notice that most of my shopping has been done from foods that I already have and not from the supermarket. There's no point in sabotaging the rest of my year long Challenge for our ration challenge, so wherever possible I have shopped from what we already had.
But you'll recognise these from yesterday's post.
These were bought to be used along side our own home grown vegetables. In the tunnels and the Veggie Patch we still have Leeks, Kale, Spinach and Turnips, they just need pulling up to use as and when we need them.
So for this week my 'larder shelf' looks like this. I thought it made good sense to have out on view everything that I can use over the course of the week and month.
So our Menu for this week is -
Lamb/Sausage, Potatoes, Vegetables and GravyApple Crumble
Vegetables Pasties with Potatoes and Veg‘Poor Knights Fritters’
Jacket Potatoes and Homemade Coleslaw
Pork Chop/Veggie Burger, Mash, Vegetables and Gravy
Apple and Blackberry Roly-poly and Custard
Homemade Pasta and Meatballs
Beef and Leek Pie/Cheese, Potato and Onion Pie
with Mash, Vegetables and Gravy
Porridge/Toast with Butter and/or Jam/Marmalade/Cornflakes
Or Eggs (poached, fried, boiled or scrambled)
Homemade Soup with toast, bread or croutons
The menu is not set in stone and if we need to change anything around we will. Also there will be homemade bread made two or three times each week and home baking to be eaten as desserts and snacks, I'll post about and photograph them as they appear.
You'll notice that the menu starts with Sunday, we decided on this as I blog one day ahead and in order to get the photographs of at least some of what we eat to go along with the text, we need to have actually eaten the meals. So what we ate on Sunday I will be writing about sometime on Monday and will appear on the blog on Tuesday morning etc.
This is how I usually do all my posting. Hence todays post being about the final chosen food choices and the menu plan. This will hopefully happen each week during the four weeks of the Challenge.It's nice to be actually doing it now after all the preparation.