- Beef - limited availability, only 1/2 the normal purchase amount available
- Coffee - limited availability, only 1/2 the normal purchase amount available
- Canned fruit - scarce, available but at 1 1/2 the normal ration points
- Dried fruit - scarce, available but at 1 1/2 the normal ration points
As if the fruit issue wasn't challenging enough. Sigh.
Two recipes on the menu this week call for one pound of ground beef per recipe, so that will now be 1/2 pound each, to be extended by adding black beans. Tortillas also make another appearance this week. Since our town has had a thriving Hispanic population since the late 1800s we are allowing ourselves this treat, as they would have been available in local markets during the 1940's.
This week's menu:
Saturday: Sissy's Birthday Party! Homemade macaroni and cheese (historic recipe), coleslaw, broccoli casserole, relish tray and banana cake (historic recipe)
Sunday: Tacos and (canned) corn - special request for Sissy's real birthday
Monday: SPAM burgers and oven-fried cabbage (thanks to reader Carla for the great cabbage idea!)
Wednesday: Spaghetti marinara
Thursday: Cheese enchiladas and black beans
Friday: Hot dogs, saffron rice and carrots
Did you see that on Monday?!?! It's our first SPAM recipe! I have vague memories of having SPAM a few times as a child and being mesmerized by the thought of meat in a can. I'm interested to see how the girls react. I'll report all the gory details and let you know how the party fare is received.
Have a great weekend!