Great Depression Cooking: Survival Casserole
When it comes to hard times, the lack of food turns many people into kitchen scientists. During the Great Depression, many of the meals eaten by Americans were made up of whatever was on hand, even if the ingredients didn’t traditionally ‘go together.’ People living during this time had to be creative! Whatever you had to do to get bellies filled was all most people thought about.
“Survival Casserole” is one of those dishes that is filling, quick to prepare, and easy on the budget. It can include leftovers, things on hand that need to be consumed, and some kind of filler like rice or pasta. Along with a recipe for making a “Survival Casserole,” there is other information from the Great Depression era that is still as valuable today as it was almost 100 years ago!