Green Tomato Mincemeat, and Other Depression Era Recipes

New York woman offers recipes for green tomato mincemeat, molasses cookies, and one-egg cake that her family used during the depression era.

| Good Old Days

My father talks about how during the depression era, his family would eat the potato peelings at one meal and the potatoes at the next meal to keep from going hungry.They collected dandelion greens to eat. They had a vegetable garden and fruit trees.

Here are some recipes from that time:


1 peck green tomatoes (cut up)
5 pounds brown sugar
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons ground cloves
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons allspice
1 cup vinegar

Bring to a boil.

1 pound raisins
1 pound currants
1/2 peck apples (cut up)
Cook until thick.
Put into canning jars and seal.

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