Could You Stomach These Depression Era Meals?

These meal ideas are certainly creative!

The Great Depression brought out the strength and resiliency of millions of people, as well as their ingenuity and creativity. This impacted every area of life for those living during The Great Depression. From clothing and shoe repair to toys for the little ones. Food, however, is where things got really interesting. There are some things that are still staples today, like Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. There are, of course, some other meals that we probably won’t be bringing back anytime soon. Are you brave enough to try one of these recipes?

6. Corned Beef Salad

This might not sound that strange at first, until you realize this “salad” is composed of mayonnaise, jello, horseradish, corned beef, and vegetables, among other things. Mix it all together, plop it in a mold, and let it sit in the fridge to harden up. This would be the equivalent to a crock-pot meal today, only served up cold instead of warm. Yikes!

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