“Eat Like It’s 1943” Week – Day Six

Monday, Sept. 27, 1943

It’s leftover time: The pork roast from Sunday will go into tonight’s meat and vegetable casserole with biscuit topping with a salad of shredded lettuce. Dessert is gingerbread with raisins. (You’ll save some of the gingerbread for dessert Tuesday.) At home, Lois was feeling homesick. “We’re having one of those dreary drippy autumn rains now,” she wrote. “The sky is lead-colored and the rain comes down in a sniffle onto muddy roads and shining gun-metal sidewalks. Last night it really poured buckets and I awoke in the middle of the night to find that the sofa and part of the rug were under water not to mention wet curtains and my clothes which had been left on a bench near the open window. In spite of the dismal effect of this weather, I kinda like it. It reminds me of when I was a little girl and used to play Robinson Crusoe under the bed with blankets for a tent. It was only on rainy days that we used to play indoors so I always get a cozy feeling when the weather is like this.

 

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