I had fun Friday evening watching a British video, "Back In Time for Dinner". I watched the 1950's episode which is roughly an hour long. It was so interesting how meals evolved in that era for the British. It begins with rationed meals and then goes through a short period of even more stringent rations. The protein allowance was 1 ounce per family member.
While this family lived in town I should think the ones who lived in the country had slightly better times, as they at least could hunt for rabbits or deer and likely had their own dairy and poultry stock to boost the family rations.
It made me think long and hard about how we utilize our foodstuffs today and it makes waste that much more abhorrent.
Well all that aside, the rainy cold/muggy warm weather is most undecided and frankly makes meal planning a bit of a hit and miss thing. I have decided that it's supposed to be autumn, so I shall plan autumn meals and if they don't suit the day, oh well. I'm just so ready to start 'eating fall'!
I'll start with the meal served for Shabat this week and move on from there.
Dinners: Roasted Chicken, Brown Rice Apple Pilaf, Oven Steamed Broccoli, Double Chocolate Pudding Parfaits
All my prep was done on Friday. It was easy enough to stuff the chicken (orange peels, onion,celery and carrot) and pop into the oven with seasonings sprinkled on top. I diced half an apple, a small portion of onion and some celery and cooked in pineapple juice until tender. That was stirred into the brown rice which was popped into the oven to warm towards the end of the chicken roasting. I put the broccoli pieces into a dish with a tiny bit of water and covered so they steamed in the oven. I used 1/4 cup of sugar free white chocolate and fudge chocolate puddings into parfait cups for a dessert.
Sunday Dinner in the crock pot: Two bean Chili, Cornbread, Green Salad with apples, walnuts and broccoli
All I need do is make cornmeal pancakes when I come in from church. It shouldn't take more than a few minutes.
on my own X 2
Cheeseburgers, Oven Fries, Coleslaw
We'll be going to meat market one day this week and I will likely make cheeseburgers with some of the fresh ground beef. John will eat his on bread, but I'll likely have mine on a piece of toast rather than use all the carbohydrates eating bread.
There's only a little chili left. Hmmmm... Thinking cap time. I do have some leftover chicken and rice as well...We'll see what I come up with.
I have plenty of leftovers to choose from for this meal...but a trip to the meat market usually means John wants a nice steak dinner. I'm leaving this option open.
Breakfasts: Apple Pancakes, Turkey Sausage
Eggs and Toast x 2
Butterscotch Oatmeal with Blueberries, Peanut Butter Toast
Cheese Toast, Cinnamon Toast
Apple Cinnamon Biscuits, Turkey Bacon,
Boiled Egg, Toast with Marmalade
Suppers: Chicken Sandwiches, celery and carrot sticks
Chicken and Rice Soup
Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Tuna Apple Salad Sandwiches
??X2?? On my own, and no idea
Fruits at present consist of oranges and apples. I'm sure we'll be picking up some fresh produce this week so there will be other options perhaps, if sales are good. I'm hoping for bananas and pears this week.
Jobs This Week
I'm not sure what the weather is meant to be like.
Decorate front porch, even if painting isn't quite finished at this time.
Everything on my list from last week as I seem not to have done even one single thing.