Project 52: Rationing Recipes

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Westinghouse Health for Victory magazine covers album

Project 52: Rationing - Introduction

Week 1 - Oatmeal Drop Cookies (American)

Week 2 - Maple Tapioca (American)

Week 3 - Scotch Eggs (British)

Week 4 - Raised Chocolate Cake & Boiled Sugarless Frosting (American)

Week 5 - Campbell's Soup (American)
(check out the comments - one reader adds some great insights about soup blending)

Week 6 - Cherry Grapefruit Pudding (American)

Week 7 - Poor Knight's Fritters (British)

Week 8 - Scalloped Vegetables with Bacon (British)

Week 9 - Crumb Wafers (American)

Week 10 - Cornish Pasties (British)

Week 11 - Wartime Champ (British)

Week 12 - Whole Wheat Bread (American)

Week 13 - Sandwich Fillings: Liver & Onion, Peanut Butter & Bacon (American)

Week 14 - Sandwich Fillings: Bacon & Cheese, Cottage Cheese & Cucumber (American)

Week 15 - Oatmeal Griddle Cakes w/ Molasses Syrup Spread (American)

Week 16 - Orange Honey Loaf (American)

Week 17 - Florida Milk Shake (American)

Week 18 - Cocoa Syrup with Honey (American)

Week 19 - Plymouth Bread (American)

Week 20 - Ham Turnovers (American)

Week 21 - G-I Fruit Bars (American)

Week 22 - Almond Flan (British)

Week 23 - Pork Roast Victory Dinner (American)

Week 24 - Beet Relish (American)

Week 25 - Prune Nut Cake (American)

Week 26 - Pineapple Toss Salad (American)

Week 27 - Lemon Curd Without Eggs (British)

Week 28 - Knox Gelatine Spread (American)

Week 29 - Tomato Aspic Salad (American)

Week 30 - Mint Tinkle (American)

Week 31 - Beet & Onion Salad (American)

Week 32 - Scones (American)

Week 33 - Fish Bake (British)

Week 34 - Pigs In Clover (British)

Week 35 - Hot Potato Salad with Frankfurters (American)

Week 36 - Vegetable Beef Soup w/ Biscuits (American)

Week 37 - Molasses Lemon Pudding (American)

Week 38 - Golden Corn Bread (American)

Week 39 - Chinese Chews (American)

Week 40 - Cole Slaw (American)

Week 41 - Praline Cookies (American)

Week 42 - Vegetable Pie with Cheese & Oatmeal Crust (British)

Week 43 - Whipped Cream (British/American)

Week 44 - Southern Tomato Cream Soup (American)

Week 45 - Frankfurter Casserole (American)

Week 46 - Bohemian Kolache (American) - at least it came from an American cookbook!

Week 47 - Fat & Fritters (British)

Week 48 - Soya Fudge (American)

Week 49 - Lemon Sunshine Salad (American)

Week 50 - Eggnog (American)

Week 51 - Peanut Brittle Ice Cream (American)

Week 52 - Strawberry Refrigerator Cake (American)

Project 52: Lessons Learned

Thanks for coming on this adventure with me!

Books used for this project:

Better Homes & Gardens Cook Book (1945 edition)

Cooking on a Ration or Food Is Still Fun by Marjorie Mills (1943)

"Don't Let Butter Rationing Scare You!" by Knox Gelatine

Eating for Victory: Healthy Home Front Cooking on War Rations foreward by Jill Norman

Grandma's Wartime Kitchen by Joanne Lamb Hayes

Magic! Cookbook by Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

Metropolitan Cook Book by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

Thrifty Cooking for Wartime by Alice B. Winn-Smith

Victory Cookbook: Nostalgic Food and Facts from 1940 - 1954 by Marguerite Patten

Victory Cook Book - How to Eat Well, Live Well, Plan Balanced Meals Under Food Rationing by Various (My pamphlet was published by the Lysol Company - the link for this edition probably contains many more recipes since it's hardcover and is 36 pages long.)

Westinghouse Health for Victory Meal Planning Guide (various issues)


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