Sunday, April 24, 2011

From Eight Cents To Five Dollars A Serving

Depression era cooking and recipes are making a huge come back, out of necessity.
Clara, has some experience in this matter and shares her experiences.

Both sets of my Grandparents grew up and lived through the Great depression and I am sure they would be able to identify with this lady, I know I grew up with them and shared some meals that originated back then.
It is good that we are lucky enough that there are still some of these folks around to share their knowledge, pay fucking attention when they offered to share.
I know I miss both my Grandparents on my Mothers side fiercely and kick myself in the ass for not paying attention to what they were trying to teach me.
Truly, youth is wasted on the young.
Imagine what is going to  happen to the current crop of our younger generation, who can barely be bothered to drop the controls to their video games long enough to eat some processed crap out of  a bag, when REAL hard times come a knocking.


  1. What a great video series. I've learned a lot of new dishes and even how to make my own laundry soap and softener and cleaning supplies. Much better for us, the environment and they cost a tiny fraction of what commercial supplies cost. We're also doing things like combining trips (no more unnecessary driving, not that we've done that in a long time anyway) and I'm hanging things on the line instead of using the clothes dryer.

    Hard times can definitely bring out the resourcefulness in a person.

    Now I have to go wash out some Ziploc bags!

  2. Yeah, this current batch of kids are screwed. There's a few out there who's folks actually make them do chores, and take them out fishing/hunting, etc., but not too damn many...

  3. One of my recurring nightmares is the actions of the coddled, co-dependent, clueless couch potatoes when their sustenance depends on actually growing, harvesting and eating food that comes out of the earth! Just In Time delivery, Franken Foods, drive through meals and other forms of instant gratification will be a thing of the past - as they should have been a long time ago.

    I'm so thankful I like beans, rice and homemade noodles and have heirloom seeds stored.

  4. I spent most of my youth in my grandmother and great-grandmothers' kitchens watching them cook and listening to their stories.

    Good Times!

    Yes, I really thought so then.

    Today I know it was invaluable.

    Thanks for the memories!


  5. Some of the finest times of my life,was back when I worked with an Older mechanic. He taught me old school repairs on my 50 Willys. Such as how to rewind a generator, rebuild a water pump etc. I will always fondly remember him...

  6. Wonderful post, thank you!

  7. I'm an old fart with no kids of my own, but the 20- and 30-year-olds I've met are pretty impressive. Much more tolerant and less materialistic than we old hippies ever pretended to be. Of course, I'm in la-di-dah Portland. Still.

  8. Anonymous4:23 PM

    That granny is so fucking hot. I bet she gives a good gum job.