Rabbit stew... during WWII we kept rabbits for food. Then there was a sort of roly-poly pudding, with all the little off-cuts and left-over bits of bacon and other meats in it, with herbs and scraps of vegetables - I loved it, but of course she never made it again after the war was over!
I used to buy rabbit regularly from our Farm butcher, but the supply dried up (I think his friend with the gun must have run out of cartridges) and now new people run the business, and they don't seem to have any contacts for it. Bummer. I used to like it braised in white wine and chicken stock in my slow-cooker...
Christmas pudding was made each year to be put aside for the following year, when it would have 'matured'. They were always delicious. The ones in the shops all have a sell by date. Well I know what I think of sell by dates!
When I was a kid during the war we worked in the fields,well the adults did.the wives used to bring out hay boxes with pies etc in. The hay box was the equivalent to a modern day cool box. All the food stayed hot until the foreman said it was lunch time.he listened for the church bell. No watches then. I can still remember the taste of rabbit suet pudding.