They made these foods at home and they took pride in their home cooking!
From string beans to beets, anything in abundance would have been canned for later if at all possible. It’s how to enjoy tomatoes in winter and squash in spring!
There was so much money to be saved by making everything from scratch. Canning and preserving were skills that most women had ample experience with. Drying and baking were done often and the meals showed all that hard work. The flavors were unique and hearty. And, our grandmothers were proud of making it themselves!
Soup & Stock
Saving vegetable scraps meat cuttings makes for a cheap stock to use later on. And who would have dared to have canned soup when homemade was so much tastier! Some people even use soup as aa way to use up leftovers.
Dried beans would have been soaked and then cooked or they would have been canned at home. Who would have paid money for something so easy to make! Baked beans are always a favorite!
Before we bought everything from the store, mother’s made their own baby food. It’s certainly the best way to get them to eat! No funny tasting stuff, just real food.