We lived on the poor side of town and one pot meals was very common in our household.... some of the things I can remember are:
Bean and bacon stew.... cooked all day on the stove top whilest we sneak samples throughout the day.
On a rare occasion we got to have oyster stew.... when I was little, I would eat the broth and omit the oysters. It was not until I was in my teens that I actually started to eat the oysters. But that buttery milky broth was great!
Pot roast with potatos, cabbage, carrots, onion and occasionally my mom would do it with bow tie pasta.... another sampeling favorite... a cup of roast broth was a real treat!
Mom also use to do the liver and onions bit... was not a fav of mine as well as the meat loaf.... hated it then and still hate it to this day!
Fried green beans w/bacon, fried cabbage w/bacon, fried green tomatos... yes, we were the poster children of health!!!!
Bread Pudding....... ahhhh now that was good!!!!
Sauerkraut and dumplings.... odd combo but was really good... I loved the dumplings!
My Dad's brisket that was smoked all day beginning at 6am!!!!
Lastly..... mom would make fried haddock (I believe it was haddock). She would take a package of saltine crakers and mash them up with a rolling pin and dip the fish into it and fry them... probably one of the best meals we would have.
Wow, what great memories that brings back! I sure do miss my mom and dad!