During the depression era, our great grandparents had to be creative with whatever few ingredients they had or could afford.
And so these recipes were born.First off, we don’t want to scare you or anything but in reality, we have to save up for the rainy days. These recipes are actually delicious, despite how they sound or look. Have a try! You know what they say, less is more. These recipes just might surprise you!
All you need is four ingredients!
This SAHM recipe is from the depression era but still incredibly delicious. One of our favourites. You can buy an extra large can of corned beef and then whip up in advance but I cook it in batches.
Healthy and light on the pocket!
Creamy, buttery and smells absolutely lovely – you’ll be amazed at how water is the main ingredient for this one!
Even the depression era can’t stop people from gobbling up chocolate cake.
Easy to make and easy on the pocket!
I usually make a big batch mid autumn or when winter starts and then freeze it into single serves.
It is thick and hearty, fit to warm your belly on a cold night. Aside from having two of our favourite things (bacon and potatoes), bacon and potato soup freezes really well.
This recipe was made so because in the great depression, only canned foods were easily available. It doesn’t look inviting but this Hoover stew is actually delicious.
This is a very basic version of the usual cornbread recipe. No flour, baking powder and no sugar. Just cornmeal, water and salt!
NO PECANS IN THIS RECIPE!
You can also swap the breadcrumbs with all purpose flour. Point is, you can easily whip this up with what you have on hand!
This may be a depression era recipe but still a frequent star in the dining table especially for Asian countries and asian restaurants.
This is actually a really hearty meal and a lot of families cook this during the winter to fill their tummies with something warm!
You won’t believe how easy and simple this recipe is. You just need 3 ingredients and your hands!