“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down...build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence...help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln
Welcome to What is it Wednesday, a day late. Yesterday was just gone before I knew it. Have you ever had one of those days? Well I was cleaning out the cupboard where I store my cookbook, and found this gem. Published in 1943 it is how to save food in the kitchen, and help the war (World War II). Fun to read, and how to eat, while on ration stamps. During WWII everyone did there part to help win this war. Imagine everyone saving aluminum, fat, scrap metal, either for ammo, or to feed the troops. So here are some of the tips from 1943. One pound of ground beef serves 4 to 5 persons. Butter all rolls in the kitchen, not at the table (you controlled how much butter was on them), or make the butter pats smaller (you made these). Stretch milk with grown ups drinking 2 cups, and children drinking a quart a day. Now if you did not drink the milk use it in cooking. Everyone had a victory garden, and ate from them or canned for the next year. Towards the back of the book is a section on hospitality in war-time. Some of the topics cover are Victory Garden Suppers, Basket Social (to raise money for the red cross, community sing (for all ages), and the Walking supper table (picnic), and the last having a Wedding during war-time. You learned how to eat well with out using all of your ration stamps Great tips of all of us to use in these hard times, our grandmother and great grandmother, made it thought the depression of the 30's, and the war years of the 40's. If they could do it we can also!
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