Wartime Wednesday: Light Lunch.
Fish and Sea Food Are Plentiful
There will probably be no shortage of fish or sea food. Some fish which are caught long distance from shore and fish which can be salted and shipped to the armed forces may be less plentiful but there is usually an abundance of fresh water fish to take their place. Free use of fish is a national economy since they live on food not suitable for human consumption. They are a home economy because there is very little waste and they require only a short cooking period. Save fat by serving fish broiled, baked, poached, or boiled, rather than fried.---from The Victory Binding of the American Woman's Cook Book
For this week's wartime meal, we went with a light Tunafish Salad. Canned tuna, mixed with a little oil and vinegar, and chopped celery, served on a lettuce leaf and garnished with a dollop of mayonnaise.
Alongside, French fried potatoes and half a grapefruit.
Practically every sample menu in the book offers up some form of dessert, so we also had Chocolate Drop Cookies; shortening and chocolate are melted, and brown sugar, baking powder, flour and salt, and one egg are mixed in. Allow to set a few minutes, then drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets, bake about ten minutes.
Frosting was optional, but I had a container of this red stuff taking up space in the refrigerator.
Blog Party#15 is here, and this month, we're hitting the books! That's right, we're taking inspiration from our favorite stories and turning them into appetizers and cocktails! Post your dishes no later than Thursday, 19 October...early is always good...and get your links to me either by posting in the comments, or by emailing me at thehappysorceress at gmail dot com. I'll post the party round-up Saturday, the 21st. Hope to see you there!
Tagged with: Food & Drink + Lunch + Fish + Tuna + Potatoes + Recipes + Retro + 1940's + Baking + Cookies