Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Rationing Across the Pond

It's snowing here. Again.

We're expecting 2 to 5 inches of white stuff, in addition to the 10+ inches we already have on the ground. Snow has become monotonous and it's only early January. Sigh.

At least our monotony will be broken up tonight by another round of Mr. Bowles' Amazing Marketplace Scenario Randomizer. I'm a little nervous that cheese will be restricted - Sissy has her heart set on serving all 17 attendees at her family birthday party from-scratch macaroni and cheese.

Oh, and anyone who thinks we have a challenge this year should check out the folks at On the Ration - a modern couple "across the pond" who is living on U.K. WWII civilian rations for an entire month. U.K. civilian rations were considerably tighter than those in the U.S. and subject to much more frequent shortages. The current weather condition in the U.K. isn't making their month any easier.

To learn more about U.K. rationing and the homefront I highly recommend a viewing of 1940's House. It's available through Netflix and is a guaranteed three hours well spent.

Stay warm, readers!

--Rational Mama

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