Some friends of mine and I were discussing rationing today. I often think of how spoiled we are, and so many times I just wonder how American’s would cope if they had to ration their food and clothing like they did back in WWII. I got a list of what was rationed….what each person was allowed per week…
** 3 pints of milk
** 3/4 lb – 1 lb meat
** 1 egg or 1 packet of dried eggs every 2 months
** 3-4 oz cheese
**4 oz bacon and ham
** 2 oz tea
**8 oz sugar
**2 oz butter
**2 oz cooking fat
**+ 16 points a month for other rationed foods (usually tinned) subject to availability.
I know when I look at a typical day of cooking/baking, I will use at least 1/2 a dozen eggs, 1/2 a pound of butter, 1 pound of meat, 1/4 pound of cheese, and if I am baking, I will use at least 1 cup of sugar.
I know that there is a lot that I could do without…..but could you??? Could you make do with the amount of food on this list?