My first husband was barely out of his teens when he was evacuated from Dunkirk. He was wounded during the evacuation and was not sent back into battle. So he served in the UK for the rest of the war. According to him, if it weren't for the food goods that the Americans willing shared with them after they arrived in England, many of English folks would have had more than one hungry day. A family willingly took an American soldier to heart and home because they knew they could get extra food than their rations provided. Many of the British military resented the Americans for this reason. And I can understand that. His family had moved down from Cockermouth to London so his father could work there. His family realized what a good move it was to take an American into the home. So they ate well.
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
__________________ "Omit and substitute! That's how recipes should be written. Please don't ever get so hung up on published recipes that you forget that you can omit and substitute."
Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet