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Depression Era Cooking: Breakfast

Depression-era breakfast was often in the form of very cheap foods like breads or corn. Corn was often used as cornmeal or polenta. People would drink coffee and tea as part of breakfast or the only thing in the morning. Families had to be frugal and this lead to a lot of repeat breakfasts without luxuries like meat. If you would like to take a nod from the depression era and make cheap but filling depression-era breakfasts for your family, here are some great Frugal and Filling Depression Era Breakfasts.

Put 2 cups of cornmeal mix in a large bowl. Add a tablespoon or two of sugar if you like slightly sweet cornbread. If making the batter with buttermilk, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. In another bowl, whisk 1 1/3 cups of milk or about 1 3/4 cups of buttermilk with 1 large egg.

Normally I would add pictures of the version I made but right now I am not able to make myself do much of anything. You would think that after 25 years I would not go through this depression around this time of year but I still do, every damn year.

Both my parents are gone my dad not as long ago as my mom but still gone. Every June without fail the depression kicks in. Father's day is this month so that is part one, I was daddy's girl after all but what makes it worse is that my mother died the day after Father's Day that is part two. My mom & I were alike in many ways & we did not get along at all well until she became paraplegic from an accident that also happened in early summer which is part three.

Many unfortunate events in my life seem to have happened in June and July those are just the three that are on my mind this June.

I have written posts ahead of time up to June 18th, I will attempt to get the rest done before those ones finish but I offer no promises.


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