Lest we Forget:
Remembrance Sunday and The Wartime Kitchen Recipes
Today is a reflective day for me, a day to remember all those who have died in both World Wars as well as other and continuing conflicts, both home and abroad. It IS a sad and sombre day, but it is a day to recognise just how brave and courageous all of the fallen were, and if it weren’t for them, we really would not have so many of the freedoms that we take for granted today……it’s not a day for too many words, so I will leave you with some poems and a selection of some of my Wartime Recipes. I am also sharing some “new” wartime recipes next week, so do pop back to see what I have been cooking on my Wartime Kitchen. And, yes, I DO wear my poppy with pride. Karen
When you go home, tell them of us and say
For their tomorrow, we gave our today.
WW2 Rations 1940: per one person (adult)
Butter: 50g (2oz)
Bacon or ham: 100g (4oz)
Margarine: 100g (4oz)
Cooking fat/lard: 100g (4oz)
Sugar: 225g (8oz).
Meat: To the value of 1/2d and sometimes 1/10d – about 1lb (450g) to 12ozs (350g)
Milk: 3 pints (1800ml) occasionally dropping to 2 pints (1200ml).
Cheese: 2oz (50g) rising to 8oz (225g)
Eggs: 1 fresh egg a week.
Tea: 50g (2oz).
Jam: 450g (1lb) every two months.
Dried eggs: 1 packet (12 eggs) every four weeks.
Sweets & Chocolate: 350g (12oz) every four weeks
Spiced Mixed Fruit Roll in a Baked Bean Tin
Scottish Vegetable & Meat Pudding Recipe
Wartime Devilled Fish