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Old 02-11-2013, 12:36 PM   #61
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I remember a cake my grandmother used to make called a hot milk cake. Don't know if it was a "Depression Era" thing or not as she was born in 1893. My mom was 39 when I was born. I really liked that cake, but since my mom was not a good cook, she didn't keep the recipe after granny passed.
It is still around. I used to make it for my kids. Easy. I like to make it because I didn't have to frost it. Just sprinkle 10X sugar over it.

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Old 10-09-2013, 05:26 PM   #62
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:07 PM   #63
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It is still around. I used to make it for my kids. Easy. I like to make it because I didn't have to frost it. Just sprinkle 10X sugar over it.

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I never heard of this cake but the thing I like about it is it's made with ingredients you always have in the house. Nothing unusual. My husband would like it because it's yellow cake, but I think he would want frosting. I also try to find recipes for cakes baked in a 9 X 9 pan because a big cake is too much for just us. Half aways gets thrown away.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:52 PM   #64
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One of the foods my mother would make for me was a hard boiled sliced egg in a white sauce over two pieces of toast. I still love it and make it every so often for myself.
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One of the foods my mother would make for me was a hard boiled sliced egg in a white sauce over two pieces of toast. I still love it and make it every so often for myself.
That's what I was taught in Home Ec. Eggs a la goldenrod. Same, but the yoke of the egg is pressed through a tea strainer to sprinkle on top.

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There are a great many people in my neck of the woods who insist that the best mac-'n'-cheese of all time is baked in the oven and made with government cheese, sometimes called "comod's cheese". I know it was a favorite of my stepfather, and is a favorite of many people I know. That was a true depression era food, as cheese was handed out by the government as a source of protein for many people who had lost jobs.

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Old 10-13-2013, 09:36 AM   #67
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Many of us over 60 and on low income receive a box of "Commodities" each month from Catholic Charities. It's always been called that here.

Included, almost always, is a 2# box of Land O Lakes low fat cheese. Great for making mac & cheese.

Your comod's cheese is probably a mangled mispronounciation of Commodity.
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My mother has a book from the depression. When a recipe calls for eggs, it also says"if eggs aren't available, use a handful of snow".
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Many of us over 60 and on low income receive a box of "Commodities" each month from Catholic Charities. It's always been called that here.

Included, almost always, is a 2# box of Land O Lakes low fat cheese. Great for making mac & cheese.

Your comod's cheese is probably a mangled mispronounciation of Commodity.
Many years ago we used to receive the Commodities. I don't think it is done anymore in this area. It was mostly for folks on Welfare and now we have very low welfare recipients in this part of Boston. When my husband got hurt at work and before Workers Comp. kicked in, I applied for the food. I think I received two months of it. It sure came in handy. My kids loved the cheese. And I got so much butter.
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My mother has a book from the depression. When a recipe calls for eggs, it also says"if eggs aren't available, use a handful of snow".
That is funny. I wonder what the snow is supposed to do?
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