A very quick post this evening. It’s been a busy day, tearing about all over the place, but I’ve managed to stick to my rations. Breakfast and lunch: the usual – porridge, soup and a sandwich.
When I got home this evening, it was already pretty late and I’d forgotten to take any meat out the freezer. (I know, I know…wartime housewives didn’t have freezers!) Fortunately Friday evening has a laid back feel to it; it’s the end of the work week, and if dinner isn’t quite so formal as during the week, who cares. So, I quickly made a pot of oatmeal soup – to which I’m rapidly becoming addicted: chop up one leek and fry in a little butter, add just over one pint of stock, 2 grated carrots and 3 tablespoons of oatmeal. Bring to the boil, then simmer for about 20-30 mins until the soup has thickened. Seriously, it’s fast and dee-licious.
For the ‘main’ course, I made a quick red cabbage and carrot coleslaw to which I added 1/2 grated apple and tiny bit of mayo. Fresh and tasty and colourful.
Pudding? Do you really have to ask??? Ummm, I think that would be pear crumble!
So to my final cinema question for Anne this week. What were your favourite war-time films? Favourite film stars?
Too many to pick out a special few, really. On the whole I liked the British dramas and comedy-dramas best, Powell & Pressburger sort of stuff. Favourite stars? Well, when I saw ‘The Man In Grey’ I fell head-over-heels with James Mason, even though his part was not the ‘hero’ I loved his voice as well as his acting – the one and only pin-up I ever had on my bedroom wall! Favourite actress – without doubt, Rita Hayworth. Apart from the fact she looked like a goddess, her dramatic abilities in serious films like ‘Miss Sadie Thompson’ and ‘Gilda’ were amazing, and that she also danced like a dream with both Astaire and Gene Kelly – what more could anybody ask for?