I sense like I have written this column a number of moments before. It’s about food stuff from a extended time in the past.
For the duration of the Excellent Despair in the 1930s, households got free of charge flour, sugar and margarine. That was the starting.
I have written about likely to a community grocery and obtaining a nickel soup bunch. There were being ample vegetables to make a hearty soup for a household of 6.
A 10-cent soup bunch integrated a soup bone.
Mother had a minor backyard and grew some sweet corn, turnips and spinach. I hated the spinach, but I wound up acquiring to eat it.
Jelly roll, oatmeal cookies, home made biscuits. It was all good.
No one had nearly anything so we didn’t notice we had been weak.
That’s not what I’m crafting about currently.
I not long ago seemed into my refrigerator and cupboard. I saw most of the issues I well prepared for my brother Invoice and me in 1949 and 1950. We shared a duplex apartment while we had been attending faculty at Glendale Metropolis Faculty.
What I see now in the fridge are refried beans and rice and other leftovers. In the cupboard, I saw things that introduced recollections rushing again. Graham crackers rather of cookies, canned soups, and the beloved of all time, Kraft macaroni and cheese.
But I did not see wherever the remaining substances are for a further 1 of my favorites: beef stroganoff with egg noodles and beef gravy. I cherished it.
To actually refresh my memory, I asked daughter Cathy to deliver me a can of beef gravy and a bundle of egg noodles. I immediately well prepared my beef stroganoff. It was superior than 1949 due to the fact I had sour cream from the dining area and a hamburger patty. It turned out fantastic.
The subsequent issue I believe I’m heading to try out is to put together a package of Kraft macaroni and cheese. That will previous a few of meals.
Then refried beans and rice, canned soups. All of the factors I liked in 1949.
I guess the place of this column is to exhibit that just because things are inexpensive and uncomplicated does not signify they’re terrible. I like affordable and quick issues regularly to what they offer you in the eating area. Not that it is not Alright, but it just doesn’t sound superior to me.
I really don’t want you to consider that I struggled in our small kitchen to feed Bill and I at every single meal. Occasionally when we experienced gained a very little money we purchased a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
If we actually required to be extravagant, we would go to Bob’s Major Boy drive-in restaurant and have the woman serve us hamburgers and fries in the vehicle. That didn’t come about generally, but it was a joy when it did.
Not many people about keep in mind Terrific Depression foodstuff. You have to be really old. But most folks try to remember Kraft macaroni and cheese and Van Camp’s pork and beans or chili. They have loved them lately.
Again, this was my reminder that obtaining foodstuff that are affordable and simple does not necessarily mean they are not good foodstuff. I consider a lot of of you will come to feel the similar way.
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