Thanks to all of the people who did panic shopping when this all went down a little over a week ago, many of us are struggling to find staples on the grocery shelves and are resorting to making meals with what ever is in our cupboard, fridge and freezer. This isn’t completely a bad thing, you finally get to use that can of heart of palm you bought a year ago. Why did I buy that again?
I’ve always had to be resourceful when it comes to cooking. I’ve been on my own since I was 18 and money has been hard to come by on many occasions, so I’ve had to be creative with food. I always managed and never went hungry thankfully. There have been a few times in our history where we were going through wars or The Great Depression and putting food in your cupboards was beyond desperate times. During those times, homemakers had to make due with what they could get their hands on. I’ve been researching some of these recipes and below is some of what I found.
If you have kids, this might be a fun thing to do with them!
This one has a recipe for poor man’s stew. Sounds like something I ate as a kid.
Most of these look ok. Not too sure about the grape pie. https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/depression-era-recipes/
I’ve watched quite a few videos from this channel.
I’m pretty sure I remember my Grandma making Hot Water Pie. https://soyummy.com/great-depression-food/
Glen and Friends does a lot of Depression Era Cooking.
This website has quite a few WW2 recipes. Another time in our history were there was food rationing.
More WW2 recipes. A lot of these look pretty ok! I’m going to see if I can Veganize a few.
Here are a bunch of Canadian Wartime recipe books you can download. https://wartimecanada.ca/archive-categories/recipes