We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's funny, but also sad. We forget how relatively poor people were in America during and after the war. People tried to stretch things, and tried to make inexpensive food appealing. Nobody was eating steak or roast chicken for supper the way middle class people do now.
Truman campaigned on a chicken in every pot. Now you can get a delicious fat rotisserie chicken at Costco for $4.99 and $3.99 when it's on special.
OK, my dear grandma thought these were great. So many look familiar! She made one of those loaf things for my bridal shower in 1982, and her friends in attendance ooed and ahhed! The younger crowd, not so much. The parlsey or olives on the cream cheese "frosting" served as a warning.
Assistant Village Idiot
this is not Forties' austerity food. this is fancy food from the Seventies! some of it made from pretty expensive ingredients, too, I'd imagine. The Gallery of Regrettable Food is truly a "delicious" experience and worth viewing ;-)
Err, that would be Herbert Hoover,though apparently he wasn't the first to utter it. The "chicken in every pot" phrase came not from Hoover himself, but from a 1928 campaign ad.
One of the "21 Truly Upsetting Vintage Recipes" was Liver Sausage Pineapple. Which reminds of of a story told about my preschool years. One day at lunch there was a liverwurst sandwich on my plate. I informed my mother that there was no way that I was going to eat that liverwurst sandwich. After all, it was worse than liver and I already knew I didn't like liver.