11 Depression Era Recipes

What’s better than a meal that’s basically free? “It’s a good meal to have during the Depression because it’s free and it’s good for you. The good ones look like a nice flower

If you’ve ever visited anyone’s house for dinner and a big, sloppy “secret family recipe” dish is flopped down in front of you, chances are high that the messy goodness could have originated from the Depression era.

Families were taught to creatively stretch out their food budgets and toast, potatoes and flour seem to be the popular, inexpensive ingredients. Expensive meat was typically eaten only once a week.

Some foods were invented during the Depression, such as spam, Ritz crackers, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Kraft macaroni and cheese, according to livinghistoryfarm.org.

We’ve compiled some simple, easy recipes from 90-something Clara who shares her childhood dining memories during hard times. They may help you save money during our own Recession.

 

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