In preparation for the second coming of FDR, I took a look through two WW II-era cookbooks that were given to us by the kids’ great-grandmother. The books included some clipped and handwritten recipes, and fascinate me on a number of levels, but on a practical allergic-level, they are a treasure trove of recipes.
Food rationing at that time prompted culinary creativity to use little or no eggs, cheese and butter in the recipes. I found a perfect pie crust recipe using shortening, dairy-free caramel sauce and Turkish Delight (just in time to starting reading C.S. Lewis to the kids this winter!)….and of course, recipes for vermin! The economy may be having a rough go, and if history proves true, will continue to languish a while longer than necessary, but hopefully won’t get bad enough to prompt us to set the Havahart trap to catch some dinner!
I love the use two “common” everyday items: squirrels and tarragon vinegar
Love GreatGrandma’s handwritten and clipped recipes!
Roosevelt Pumpkin Pie… it seems only fitting this year…and for many many years to come if history serves.