Monday, March 10th

Breakfast:

Stewed Raisins 305

Hot Whole Wheat Cereal 168 or 170

toast with butter

Marmalade 712

coffee for adults (milk for children)

Luncheon:

Cream of Onion Soup 955

Jelly Sandwiches 896a

lettuce, Peanut Butter Dressing 845

coffee for adults (milk for children)

Dinner:

Tomato Juice Cocktail 24

Pan-Fried Picnic 538 with gravy

Glazed Sweet Potatoes 1087

Buttered Broccoli 1007

sliced bananas with top milk

tea for adults (milk for children)

I didn’t encounter cracked wheat cereal until Meta introduced me.  It’s a nice change from oatmeal.  Chewy.  Also, check out the period-inappropriate Tomorrowland coffee mug.

3.10.14 Breakfast

I knew lunch would be tasty since I’ve had 955 Cream of Onion Soup before. 845 Peanut Butter Dressing was interesting (1 TBSP of peanut butter mixed with 1/4 cup  of mayo), but not spectacular.  Meta writes that it is “popular with children” (726), so perhaps I’m in the wrong demographic.  I did wonder if the pairing of peanut butter dressing and 896a Jelly Sandwiches were a totally avant-garde take on a deconstructed PB & J…. but probably not.

3.10.14 Lunch

I couldn’t locate picnic at the grocery store.  I wasn’t surprised since I didn’t know what it was until I looked it up (pork, tastes like ham).  The recipe number, 538, references the recipe “Pan-fried Ham” so I felt justified in buying ham.  However, I’m guessing picnic (or maybe pork in general) use to be fattier, because there was nowhere near enough fat in the pan to make gravy, so I skipped that.

One more alteration to the menu:  I replaced 24 Tomato Juice Cocktail with a glass of V-8.  I’ve tried the cocktail before and my notes state, “bad, overwhelming; I wonder if Meta actually meant for this to be served without vodka.”  It would require a lot of vodka to erase the taste of such a heinous mixture.  I’ll post the recipe for kicks, but don’t try this at home kids.

3.10.14 Dinner

Dinner was tasty and satisfying.  Bananas in cream are surprisingly good.  The sweet potatoes had a long cooking time, but were pretty hands-off so it was an easy prep too.

Another satisfying and nutritious day courtesy of Meta.

955 Cream of Onion Soup

2 slices bacon, chopped

1 cup sliced onions

2 TBSP flour

3 cups water

1 tall tin evaporated milk (16 oz or 2 cups)

1 tsp salt, or to suit taste

pepper to suit taste

5 slices buttered crisp toast

Fry the bacon in a soup kettle until cooked through.  Add the onion and flour and mix until the flour is combined with the bacon drippings.  Add water.  Cover and simmer until the onion is soft (about 15 minutes).  Add milk, salt and pepper.  Heat through.  Serve with the toast in the soup.  Makes 5 servings.

24 Tomato Juice Cocktail

1 quart tomato juice

3/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp sugar

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp vinegar

1/2 tsp prepared horseradish

1/4 tsp celery salt

Mix all ingredients and chill.

1087 Glazed Sweet Potatoes (Candied Sweet Potatoes)

5 medium sweet potatoes or yams

1/2 cup water

1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed (or granulated sugar)

1/4 tsp salt

2 TBSP butter

Scrub and peel potatoes and cut in half if desired.  Heat water, salt and sugar to boiling and add potatoes.  Turn to coat.  Cover tightly and simmer on low from one to one and half hours.  Turn occasionally.  Add butter and cook 5 minutes longer.  Makes 5 servings.

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