Home Front recipes from WWII


Thank you for this interesting look at meals during wartime. It definitely was a different time but good to see all American brothers and sisters pitching on to help where they could.

I know from experience that this Era left a perminate perception on my grandparents. This and the depression, my grandmother didn’t waste anything and created some interesting meals at times.

What about you? Share your stories and thoughts my friends.

14 thoughts on “Home Front recipes from WWII

    1. I’m sure they will. As a true history buff (or nut) I love your posts, they are so interesting and focus on a wide variety of different subjects and topics. Even though you mainly use the blog to honor Smitty and WWII you offer far more than just the soldiers and the war. Don’t get me wrong both are extremely important to us, mainly the soldiers but your blog is just so interesting. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job on it.

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  1. Interesting topic. First of all thanks for the follow and happy New Year. It was pretty tough in the Philippines during world war 2. One trait my parents had until their demise is to make the food last Long. Don’t get me wrong they lived a good life till their Nineties. But retained the habit of making things last even long after liberation on 1945. Cheers…


    1. Thank you for your input, I greatly appreciate it as well as I’m sure my friends do. My mother was born in 1942 so my grandparents were married adults during the way and even up until she died in 93 my grandmother always lived a frugal life even though they had money saved up.

      They always made food last, didn’t waste much, all that good stuff. She always tried to teach me how to live on a budget but you know how young men in their early 20s are, they know everything LOL. Oh well as the saying goes, “The older I got, the smarter my grandmother got.

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      1. Yes sir, same here. Well honestly that’s how my grandmother was. Her grandson, I’m afraid, not so much lol. But she was a wonderful lady. And I dare say even though she was THE leader of the family as well as the glue that held it together, she was not by far a believer in woman’s lib. Not to say, and I again stress the fact, she was the undoubted LEADER of the family.

        Funny story I’ll share with you all. When I was planning on getting married, my fiance and I went to tell her. And she made no bones about it nor pulled any punches on her feelings on the matter. She said that’s wonderful, then she looked directly at my fiance with a clear eyed cold look and said to her “When are you quitting your job?” When I saw my fiance cringe under Grandma’s gaze I said “Grandma today it takes two incomes to start a family” She said “No, that’s your job, pointing her finger at me, your job is to provide for your family” then looking again at my fiance with a dead serious gaze, she said “Your job is to raise the children take care of the home and support him, you are the leader of the family”

        Man, she was one hell of a woman and I still miss her. Again, I do not mean to imply Grandma was “only a woman” all the men in the family knew EXACTLY where we stood LOL.


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