Home Front recipes from WWII

5 Nov

Pacific Paratrooper

As most of you know, America experienced rationing for the first time in World War II and with the holidays looming in the wings, food seemed to be a logical subject.

Some products  that were rationed during World War II were sugar, meat, coffee, typewriters, fuel oil, gasoline, rubber, and automobiles.  Each person was issued a book of ration coupons each month.  Rationed goods were assigned a price and point value.  Families were not restricted to certain quantities of rationed goods.  But once their coupons were used up, they could not buy rationed goods until the next month. Families were encouraged to plant victory gardens.  These gardens supplied a major part of the vegetable supply during the War.

But one thing most of us can admit, our parents and grandparents ate well.  They ate to live – not lived to eat!    Here are some of the recipes, given to us…

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2 Responses to “Home Front recipes from WWII”

  1. divoran09 November 6, 2018 at 9:54 am #

    My mother always kept a can of pineapple in her cupboard because they were unable to get it during the war. A woman I met who lived in Hawaii said she was out in the fields when the Japanese airplanes flew low over her head.

    I love WWII novels and movies.

    Love and thanks for posting, DiVoran


  2. GP Cox November 6, 2018 at 5:46 am #

    Thank you very much. I hope your readers enjoy this post.


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