Vegetable and Oatmeal Stew

On this day in 1942 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law a bill that lowered the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.

Method:
1oz cooking fat
1 small cup each of diced carrots, peas, leeks, runner beans*
2ozs rolled oats
1 pint strong vegetable stock

*Frozen vegetables are suitable although not available in wartime.

Method:

Melt fat in a deep saucepan, add oats and fry until golden brown, add stock and boil gently. Add vegetables, cover closely and cook gently in oven for 1½- 2 hours, adding more stock if necessary and a little seasoning if liked.

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