Both my grandma's came from Yugoslavia. Both of them made something called muchnick (sp?), it's some kind of a porridge, one made it sweet and the other savory.
My grandma that ended up in the US made a depression dish (that's what she called it). Fry up some bread cubes in butter until toasty and put in a bowl. Cook up some noodles, drain, put in the same bowl. Scramble some eggs (which were plentiful when nothing else was plentiful) and put in the bowl. Season with salt and pepper, and serve (sometimes with ketchup). I grew up eating that when times were tough. I liked it. ~Bliss