It is a bitter end of the month this month. I don’t know what happened, but I am scratching around in the cupboards like a hen, trying to dig up dinner (and breakfast, and sometimes lunch). I think that many Homefront wives must have had the same issue when the rations were out but the week wasn’t over. Luckily, I still have some milk and cheese, along with a few eggs, so we aren’t completely out on a limb.
Here is tonight’s sample menu, based on what little I have left in the kitchen:
Kohlrabi and carrot soup
Risi i bisi (rice and peas, but no cheese)
Apple and celery salad
I will also probably bake up a batch of oatmeal macaroons, along with a cake of some sort too, and a batch of zucchini muffins from frozen zucchini. My two eggs are going off tomorrow, so I need to use them, and I probably need a little something sweet to fill out the edges of this dinner. I will also, while I am at, be turning our one lonely eggplant into a spread for breakfast tomorrow.
This is the way it goes in our house, particularly in my kitchen. I swear that the cupboards are bare, the fridge is empty, and the freezer does not have enough in it to yield any meal, and then I buckle down and figure out what I can do. Somehow, a little planning and ingenuity get us on to the next day with a healthy, filling meal. I just wish that I had Kitchen Front broadcasts to listen to in the morning…