Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1943
Tonight’s dinner would be right at home on a vegetarian or maybe even vegan table: Boston-baked soybeans, cabbage and green pepper slaw, and applesauce for dessert with the leftover gingerbread, all for a miserly 2 red ration points. Calories were much less an issue – not with such an abundance of vegetables in the diet. Going into winter, the government has announced an increase in point values for canned goods. Your points won’t go as far as they did this week. But you’ve already been putting by vegetables from your garden. Your basement has a nice row of home-canned to tide you over. A fashion note for Canadian men: thanks to an abundance of Australian wool, you can now get two pairs of pants with your suits again and even have cuffs on your pants. On the war front, the Russians had reached the Dnieper River while the Yanks had driven a wedge in the Nazi line at Naples.