I was reading through this little book over breakfast, which was once again porridge. We really are addicted to the stuff now and with the snow still lying thick on the ground it's nice to start the day with a warming bowl of oaty goodness. Alan's was followed by a slice of toast with the newly made orange marmalade.
The Be-Ro brand has been going for a long time.
So it seemed only right to make a recipe from it later on, although it had to be one with a small amount of fat as we are running out this week.
So I chose to make some Rock Buns, using just half of the recipe as I only had 2oz of Trex left to use, and obviously I had no mixed peel so it was just 2oz of dried fruit. They look very yellow in colour because I used the first of this years little Pekin Bantam eggs, they only lay for a couple of months each year, but they love their corn and greens so the yolks of their eggs are always bright orange.
Lunch was Ham, Cheese, Onion and Lettuce sandwiches for Alan and Chickpea Tuna and Lettuce for me. I cooked all of our chickpeas after soaking them overnight and used a third to make up the 'tuna'. We were both craving something light and fresh and this along with a large tomato cut up and shared between us fitted the bill very nicely.
Later our tea was delicious.
It was just a simple lentil Dahl, with some of the cooked chickpeas added, served with plain boiled rice and for Alan some Spam Fritters. He's been waiting for these since the start of rationing, and they didn't disappoint.
While he was eating it, he said that he has been very happy with his reduced meat intake over this rationing challenge, but really does appreciate just a bit of something 'meaty' with some of his meals, in this case the Spam did the trick ... and he's still got the other half of the tin left :-)