So today was Day 1 of going back to rationing. It wasn’t as hard as I expected but at times it wasn’t easy as the last three months I have got used to eating anything at any time I wanted.
Today I’ve decided on 4 meals with no eating inbetween so I can get used to feeling a little hungry again, the way our bodies are supposed to tell us when we need to eat. That hasn’t happened with me in a while, I like to constantly feel full.
Yesterday I made a large vegetable stew which I could use for 3 or 4 meals over the next few days. I find having a stew on the go is vital as there is always something to have on standby. I also made a loaf of bread which will see me through the next few days AND be useful to use in recipes when it gets a little stale.
Back to Rationing Day 1 – What I Ate.
Breakfast: Mushrooms and spinach on toast (no butter or margarine)
Lunch: Plate of vegetable stew with 1/2 oz of grated cheese over the top and a slice of homemade bread (no butter or margarine)
Dinner: Cheese frizzles made with oats, flour and grated cheese (recipe to come) served with sauted runner beans (1 oz margarine in total) and a salad with tomatoes. Blackberry Shortbread x 2 pieces (recipe to come) served afterwards with a ‘Camp’ coffee made with 1/4 pint of non-dairy milk.
Supper: A plate of sauted runner beans (1/2 oz margarine), a couple mugs of tea and another blackberry shortbread (will have this later this evening).
Calories: About 1700
* 3.5 ounces margarine (shortbread, and frying cheese frizzles, mushrooms and runner beans)
* 1/4 pint milk
* 1 oz sugar (shortbread)
* 1.5 oz cheese (frizzles and stew)
* 2 tea bags