15 Easy Survival Recipes From The Depression EraEasy, cheap and delicious depression era meals!

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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!

Noodles (From Scratch)

All you need is four ingredients!

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Noodles (From Scratch) | Stay At Home Mum
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Corned Beef Fritters

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.

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Corned Beef Fritters | Stay At Home Mum

Carrot Cookies

Healthy and light on the pocket!

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Carrot Cookies | Stay At Home Mum
via melissaknorris.com

Water Pie

Creamy, buttery and smells absolutely lovely – you’ll be amazed at how water is the main ingredient for this one!

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Water Pie | Stay At Home Mum
via southernplate.com

Depression Era Chocolate Cake

Even the depression era can’t stop people from gobbling up chocolate cake.

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Depression Era Chocolate Cake | Stay At Home Mum
via ourheritageofhealth.com

Grandma’s Depression Cake

Easy to make and easy on the pocket!

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Grandma's Depression Cake | Stay At Home Mum
via recipelion.com

Slow Cooker Pea and Ham Soup

I usually make a big batch mid autumn or when winter starts and then freeze it into single serves.

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Slow Cooker Pea and Ham Soup | Stay At Home Mum

Bacon and Potato Soup

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.

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Bacon and Potato Soup | Stay At Home Mum

Hoover Stew

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.

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Hoover Stew | Stay At Home Mum
via apartmenteats.com

Old-Fashioned Hot-Water Cornbread

This is a very basic version of the usual cornbread recipe. No flour, baking powder and no sugar. Just cornmeal, water and salt!

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Old-Fashioned Hot-Water Cornbread | Stay At Home Mum
via thespruceeats.com

Great Depression “Pecan” Pie

NO PECANS IN THIS RECIPE!

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Great Depression "Pecan" Pie | Stay At Home Mum
via instructables.com

Potato Pancakes

You can also swap the breadcrumbs with all purpose flour. Point is, you can easily whip this up with what you have on hand!

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Potato Pancakes | Stay At Home Mum

Egg Drop Soup

This may be a depression era recipe but still a frequent star in the dining table especially for Asian countries and asian restaurants.

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Egg Drop Soup | Stay At Home Mum
via erecipe.com

Creamed Peas on Toast

This is actually a really hearty meal and a lot of families cook this during the winter to fill their tummies with something warm!

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Creamed Peas on Toast | Stay At Home Mum
via food.com

Depression Era Bread

You won’t believe how easy and simple this recipe is. You just need 3 ingredients and your hands!

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Depression Era Bread | Stay At Home Mum

Do you have more easy survival recipes you can suggest?
15 Easy Survival Recipes From The Depression Era | Stay At Home Mum

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