In 2015 I’m going to be living in the mid 20th Century, guided by several classic cookbooks. One is Patsy’s Reflections from 1946, a time of shortages, rations and jellied salad. Here’s the recipe for Celery and Macaroni:
Patsy says an ounce of Macaroni. I’m finding that hard to believe. Just an ounce, is that all? That’s nothing!
Time to boil the celery until it’s dead, sorry, tender.
Dressed with some beetroot bread, it’s time to try the congealed mess.
Celery and Macaroni. An entire meal with just celery and macaroni. It tasted like it sounds: useful for a hungry person when there’s nothing in the shops and you couldn’t buy it even if there was because of rationing.
In case you’re worried that I’m wasting good ingredients for mild amusement, I did actually eat this. Well, half of it.