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  1. Printable Menu Plan: Great Depression Recipes | Homemaker Barbi |
    March 9, 2009 @ 2:02 am

    […] here:  Printable Menu Plan: Great Depression Recipes | Homemaker Barbi Tags: frugal-living, holidays-seasons, home-housekeeping, Meals, menu-plan, menu-planning, recipe, […]


  2. Michelle
    March 9, 2009 @ 3:13 am

    Have you seen these videos on YouTube?
    I love watching them!


  3. Crista
    March 9, 2009 @ 6:46 am

    Wow, I love this! I found you from “I’m an organizing junkie”. I can’t wait to look around more. Menu plans AND shopping lists? I think I found nirvana :).


  4. Liz @ Hoosier Homemade
    March 9, 2009 @ 9:14 am

    Sounds interesting! I will be trying some of these recipes.
    Thanks for sharing!


  5. Susan
    March 9, 2009 @ 12:52 pm

    LOVE this – we’re having beans tonight. This kind of thinking/cooking is good anytime, but especially now!


  6. Houstonmom
    March 9, 2009 @ 5:17 pm

    Barbi, do you recommend a cookbook or site that specializes on depression cooking? I’ve been watching stuff on YouTube that is fascinating. The food looks great and it has stood the test of time. I want to learn how to prepare more of these recipes. Thanks!


  7. Houstonmom
    March 12, 2009 @ 11:22 am

    I love the videos of Clara. I have not found a depression cookbook, but I did order “More With Less” by Doris Longacre. It was published in the 70s. I have a friend who rec’d it as a wedding gift years ago and really recommend it for frugal cooking. I think it may have many depression type recipes. I ordered it and will let you know if it is any good.


  8. Tiff
    April 22, 2009 @ 4:33 pm

    I have the More with Less book, plus its two sequels (although I forget their names…) They are fantastic, and I’d recommend that anyone who get their hands on them, does. They make you think about what meal planning and providing for your family are really about, and have lots of delicious recipes!


  9. Home Ever After
    April 22, 2009 @ 8:21 pm

    @Tiff: Thanks for the tip- I’ll look into the books :)



  10. Janice
    May 28, 2009 @ 8:58 am

    Yes, I am looking thru several websites for depression era recipes to see if any came up that my 91 year old mother used on us. I haven’t seen any from way down south like chicken and dumplings.
    I am currently writing a family cookbook and would like to see more from the Mississippi side of the depression era since we are one of the poorest or the poorest state. I welcome anything or website people have to share. Just doing some comparison work for my cookbook.


  11. the great gab
    May 4, 2010 @ 7:55 am

    some of this looks good but others sound so unedible……those poor people reduced to brains and tongue :(


  12. Care Package for the Hard Times Kitchen – Links & Resources | The More With Less Mom
    March 28, 2011 @ 2:19 am

    […] Housewife’s $45 Emergency Menu for 4 to 6 (there’s another menu for $70) Home Ever After Great Depression Recipes (does not have specific price per serving) How to Feed a Family of Four on Less Than $30 a […]


  13. Tamra
    July 26, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    I don’t care for the “Cooking with Clara” videos. I think they are boring. Also, the recipes she prepares are not original and I’ve seen them many times elsewhere.


  14. Vi
    August 28, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

    My family were farmers and not too affected by The Depression (except to hide a milk cow when ‘ordered’ by whoever to get rid of them due to drought and no feed or grazing). I’ve been cooking like this for years except for all the fillers in meat and really enjoying the occasional steak. To really be authentic and frugal though, I’d be soaking and cooking the beans from dried instead of canned.


  15. sarah
    October 22, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    Wow I tallied up the grocery list and I would be spending more on this “depression era” cooking then I do now! And it would only give me dinners for the week. The reason being is that there is to much meat on the list. I buy one meat item a week and make it stretch (ex one whole chicken…which cost less alot of times then 2 chicken breast.)


  16. Depression recipes–an old way to cope with our new economy | Gulf Coast Foods
    December 6, 2011 @ 6:15 am

    […] Home Ever After–this has a complete menu plan, along with shopping list.  Can’t get any easier than that. […]


  17. Kathy
    September 27, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    found you searching online for depression recipes… love the menu. Plan to check out your other menus – lately I’ve also been searching for menus. nice coincidence!

    @Houstonmom and @Tiff – More with Less – awesome cookbook as are the sequels – Extending the Table and Simple in Season

    @Sarah – Iol. I’ve noticed the same thing when looking through ration cookbooks – what exactly was rationed?! they ate better on ration than most people do today.

    Other cookbooks to check out:
    Depression Era Recipes by Patricia R. Wagner
    Clara’s Kitchen by Clara Cannucciari (she’s the one that does the YouTube videos)
    Stories and Recipes of the Great Depression of the 1930’s and More by Janet Van Amber Paske . There are five volumes.
    Grandma’s Wartime Kitchen: World War II and the way we Cooked by Joanne Lamb Hayes
    Grandma’s Wartime Baking Book: World War II and the way we Baked by Joanne Lamb Hayes

    there’s more out there – just do a search on Amazon and you’ll find a bunch.



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    December 29, 2014 @ 7:12 am

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