They Got Us Through the Great Depression

They Got Us Through the Great Depression

Grace Mannon

Times were tough in the 1930s and people had to be creative with the few ingredients they could find and afford. These dishes show just how inventive our ancestors could be!

Creamy Chipped Beef Fondue

My mother often served fondue on Christmas Eve and I’ve since followed in that tradition. It’s nice to offer a hearty appetizer that requires very little work. —Beth Fox, Lawrence, Kansas

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 to 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (2-1/2 ounces) thinly sliced dried beef, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cubed

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat milk and cream cheese over medium heat; stir until smooth. Stir in beef, onions and mustard; heat through. Transfer to a fondue pot or 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker; keep warm. Serve with bread cubes.

Creamy Chipped Beef Fondue

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