Our menu plan this week features a second helping of frugal recipes from the Great Depression era. If you didn’t print out our first set of Depression recipes, get it here: Printable Menu Plan of Great Depression Recipes. Depression era cooking can be short on protein though, so make sure to add in TVP, meat, eggs, or beans to make a few of these dishes healthier.
Print out the free printable Take and Make Menu Plans each Sunday, which include:
- A printable grocery shopping list of ingredients. Print out the list, check off what you already have on hand, then take your shopping list to the store.
- A dinner meal for each day. Click the name of the meal to print the recipe and directions.
Take And Make Menu Plan:
More Great Depression Era Recipes
Menu is planned for a family of 4. Please adjust ingredients and recipes up to accommodate extra people.
Printable Grocery Shopping List:
Click the button below to view, download or print the shopping list. Grocery shopping checklist is divided into sections by type of food to make your shopping trip faster.
Meals with Recipes:
Dinner: Wheat Casserole. This Great Depression recipe is completely lacking in protein, since protein was often a luxury during the Depression. If you’re planning on cooking this for your family, add in protein by either including chicken in the casserole or adding some very frugal beans to the recipe.
Dinner: Potato Soup. The author of the great depression potato soup recipe recommends adding bacon to the ingredients as a source of protein.
Dinner: Crockpot Bacon & Cabbage Stew for a Great Depression. This recipe takes only 5 minutes of prep and 4 hours of cooking on high in the slow cooker.
Dinner: Asparagus Timbales.
Dinner: Bean Soup with Ham. This is an overnight recipe, as the beans require a long soaking period, so be sure to plan ahead.
Dinner: Meatless Meat Loaf. Now this is one of the more creative Great Depression recipes we’ve found, as it makes an entire meat loaf without using any meat! The protein in this dish comes from cottage cheese, eggs and peanuts.
Dinner: Leftover Love. Spread out a buffet table of all the leftovers from the week’s meals. This means a day-off for the chef!
Print out our other Take and Make Menu Plans or check out other menu plans at Menu Plan Monday.