Back to Rationing – Day 1. What I Ate.


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
Rations used:
* 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





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17 thoughts on “Back to Rationing – Day 1. What I Ate.

  1. Hello, I love the cheese frizzles and the stew looks delicous, I love all vegetables so would devour the runner beans no problem, my thing is I always look for a sweet cereal for breakfast! X

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  2. You inspired me to get back to g 1940s style. I made a loaf of bread and an apple pie. Those cookies look great, too. But, I will wait to make those. My freezer was full of veggie soup, but I finished those off a few days ago. Now, it’s time to bring out the soup pot again!

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  3. You inspired me to get back to cooking 1940s style. I made a loaf of bread and an apple pie. Those cookies look great, too. But, I will wait to make those. My freezer was full of veggie soup, but I finished those off a few days ago. Now, it’s time to bring out the soup pot again!

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  4. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.js
    https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jshttps://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsI’m right behind you Carolyn. I kicked off my ration diet with you.
    Though I was bad and missed lunch which I have to stop doing. As a result I was so hungry at dinner I over ate again. Made a pie using left over veg from night before. Devoured nearly the whole thing.
    I can’t wait to see your frizzle recipe, they look really really good, a good lunch box sized meal with a salad.

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    • Hi Kim- thanks for the reminder about the frizzle recipe! I will get that up tomorrow night when I come up to bed and have a quiet 30 minutes on my lap top. Overeating…. struggle with that too! Good luck in your ration diet! xxx C

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