How cheaply could a person live on WW2 food rationing?

Just thought it would be good to re-post this again as it’s that time of year when many of us are pinching pennies…

C xxxx

4 thoughts on “How cheaply could a person live on WW2 food rationing?

  1. Hi, I found this post and it’s information very interesting and I am love it.
    I’m going to start trying to bake a chocolate cake.

    From Finland


  2. Hi, I love your website, & your wonderfully positive “never give up” attitude, the attitude that got everyone thru the wartime days. I’ve tried and enjoyed your recipes.
    I’ve had struggles with being overweight & one thing that has helpede me is starting my meals with a bowl of vegetable soup. Back then most people started their meals with some kind of home made soup. It was a way of reducing the family’s appetites for the more expensive foods in the main course of the meal. When you have a few minutes it’s easy & quick to whip up a big pot of vegie soup. Use cheap seasonal vegies (but no potatoes), lots of onion, leek, carrots, celery, green beans, tomatoes, cauliflower, etc. what ever veg grew in the home gardens.
    Saute the onion, celery & carrot in a little oil/ fat & add the other vegetables & water & a couple of stock cubes, salt & pepper, & your choice of herbs or spices & simmer for 40 minutes. Allow to cool & store in the fridge. This makes a tasty snack too.
    Lots of good wishes from Dunedin, New Zealand. Barb

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