They Got Us Through the Great Depression

They Got Us Through the Great Depression


If you’ve ever visited anyone’s house for dinner and a big, sloppy “secret family recipe” dish is flopped down in front of you, chances are high that the messy goodness could have originated from the Depression era.

Families were taught to creatively stretch out their food budgets and toast, potatoes and flour seem to be the popular, inexpensive ingredients. Expensive meat was typically eaten only once a week.

Baked Apples were the perfect cheap dessert during hard times

Wash and core a couple of apples. Then, mix 4 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon together. Put the sugar and cinnamon mix into the hallow middle of the apple and place a thin slice of butter at the bottom to keep the sweet mix from spilling out one end.

Next, place in a pan and bake for about 30 to 40 minutes. You can add a little water at the bottom of the pan so the apples don’t burn.

Finally, enjoy a cheap, sweet Depression-era dessert!

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