Today we are going back to the great depression. We made 3 wonderful recipes that are good to make anytime and are cheap too. So if you are on a tight budget ( like us ) or just love all things vintage ( like me ) this video is for you 😍

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Noel's BIG Family Life · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Thank you so much for watching another day of vintage cooking !!!!

txdonna13 · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

My mother-in-law taught me how to make chocolate pie. She put meringue on top. Watching you make this brought back wonderful memories of my "other" family! 🙂 Thanks for posting such wonderful recipes! Blessings to you and your wonderful family!!

betheny auker · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Love it!!! I love Clara! And yay for your shout out by Our Tribe of Many!!! You deserve it!!!

Grace Full Joys · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Very nice. Music, recipes, all of it. Tfs.

Lake Living with Barb Konie · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Just found your channel. Subscribed

Joanne Monaco · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

I really enjoy your videos… God bless you and your family, Clara is one heck of a fine lady! I have her book and subscribe to her channel. God bless her soul. Keep these videos coming lady! Xoxo…why do you use lard?just wondering.

b1k2q3 * · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

9 people and 1 pie. Wow. That's impressive

Brenda Cowell · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Hi your so sweet! Thank you for the video. We all need to tighten our belts! ❤

angela williams vanderford · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Poor mans meal is our "smother fried taters & onions" no hot dogs that is just wrong…lol…

Michele Sheriff · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

I bought an American Woman's Cook Book from 1938 at the Ohio Valley Antique Mall in Fairfield last week and thought of you!

Homestead Blessings · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Lots of health issues lately so all my extra goes to doctors and test bills. I have been cooking depression style cooking for about a year now and can't see changing that in the next several days. Not only cooking from scratch is good for you but you do save money. God's blessing to you and yours

K&S Kelly · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

You have such a beautiful soul ❤

PsychoNova8020 · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

I just found your channel early this morning. You showed up as a suggestion. I am really impressed and I enjoy your videos on eating like whatever for a week! You have a new subscriber!

Roby Love · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Hi Noel. I just subscribed to your channel. I really like that you use your ingredients right out of the container instead of pre-measuring into a lot of little containers that have to be washed later. Nobody I know who is cooking at home puts every ingredient in a separate container. I truly enjoy watching you cook for your family.

Sharon Keith · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm has cookbooks (anything published before 1924)!

Kim Bowen · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Looks yummy! We have the poormans meal quite often. Sometimes I use polish sausage in mine.

mercedes tuttle · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm


mercedes tuttle · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

it is typically for pie do to put it on the rolling pin and carry it to the pie plate

T G · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Just wondering, I see you use Lard quite often, does it change the flavor of the foods you are making, my mom used to say she felt like it gave the food a funny flavor. Hot Dog Hash, my dad born in 1924 used to talk about it, it evolved for our family in to leftover roast beef hash which we loved, now I just make homemade skillet potatoes with onion and garlic to go along side my husbands eggs. Thanks for sharing … it all looked yummy.

LargeFamilyLove · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

I’m subscribed to Clara! You look so beautiful ❤️ the biscuits/muffins look so good and the chocolate pie I wanted to dive into 😍

Brenda Melson · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

I’ve never used lard. Is it flavorless like shortening?

Mrs Squirrel · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

It all looks great Noel, you are such a good cook and can turn your hand to anything .

Renn Sea · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

The chocolate pie filling reminds me of what we called "cocoa syrup" growing up. It appears to be pretty much the same ingredients, minus the egg yolks.
We served cocoa syrup over homemade ice cream.

Gloria Peel · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

So yummy! That pie looks so good. And I am going to make the hot dogs and potatoes.

Marcella Gulino · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

look at cheffing it up

Jan Moss · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

I used to really enjoy watching Claire! You work so hard!

Brenda Franco · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

That food looked amazing love chocolate pie. My picky son loves hot dogs and loves fried potatoes gonna give that a try hopefully he will enjoy it because it looked so good.

ayronsmama05 · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Gotta give you kudos gurlie, you roll out a purty pie crust! I have never been one to trust my crust making skills. I remember my 1st and last time I cut in that pie and you woulda thought it was a stiff chocolate gravy over biscuit, lol. Nah I'll buy mine if I ever make a pie again. Love you and your precious bunch, Blessings & HUGS, Marilyn

Janet G · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Its not a great depression recipe but a pioneer recipe….check out vinegar pie!!!

SaRaH Kruch · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

My family is of Hungarian decent and chicken pupricosh was something they couldn’t afford due to the cost of a chicken ..So they substituted sliced pennies of hotdogs , browned them , then put in an onion chopped and green or red bell pepper ,sautéed till tender…add some cubed potatoes and two quarts of tomatoes and enough water to provide enough liquid to boil the potatoes . Salt and pepper to taste . We serve it with cornbread or biscuits… I know it sounds odd but it’s surprisingly delicious! I have a cousin that prefers to dice her hotdogs before browning them rather than the penny slices either way works great! Dicing makes the meat stretch further. Hope you try it!

Stine Kirkeby · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Love This. I would LOVE to do a vintage cooking collaboration. A great opportunity to use my vintage cookbooks, and fun to see the difference between two country’s in the same time period( I’m from Denmark)

Clancy Mullins · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

My grandmother was a child of the Great Depression. She was not domestic and could only cook 3 things, 2 being from her childhood. One was weenies and tomato gravy. The other was Salmon Croquettes which she put boiled potatoes in bc she said her mother did that to make them stretch. Love your videos!

Hunne's Home LIfe · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

This is so funny…my hubby and I eat like this most of the time. I will make drop biscuits that turn out like that. We have chocolate pie made this way too. An for years my husband & I have fixed hot dogs in with cooked potatoes & onion. We just don't put the tomato sauce in it. We love eating like this…I suppose it's cause we grow up on our grandma's cooking. Which for both of us was always lots of cousins around at the sometime. Easy & quick meal that was cheap. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I hope you & your family have a blessed Sunday!!! Take care!!!

Emily Smith · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Love it. It all looked good. Sure glad I wasnt able to reach through screen and snatch that pie lol
Keep making great depression videos.

Kristen Tahamarzouk · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Clara was the best! RIP sweet Clara ❤️ Great Depression Cooking! I want to get her cookbook

Donna Hinds · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

I love the way you present your meals. I really enjoy a dressed table.

Macie Vernon · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Of topic
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Arline Silvernail · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Hi there Noel , i’am Sharon chew . I like your site . I to like scratch cooking the old fashion way . I collect old and new cookbooks . My friends say i’am and old sole because l like old fashion cooking like my grandma used to make . I have old utensils from my grandmother . And China , and bake wear . I love it all !!! . Keep the old recipes coming ty Noel . Sharon chew 🤗👍👌✨

Tina Giles · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

I hope you are using non-hydrogenated lard. The kind you have to keep in the refrigerator. That's the only one I found that is pure lard is the Smithfield recipe ready lard.

anj mayberry · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

I love Clara..

Grammy Pip · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Well Done 👍🏻

mDiago 6200 · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Thank you for this video!

Shaunda H · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

I love Clara's channel!! Also are you planning on cooking all the meals in her cook book? If so please let us know what the whole family thought? (I have picky eaters) lol thanks for the vid!💜

Linda Dobranetski · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Clara's channel is called Great Depression Cooking, I love her channel, I made that exact same recipe with the hot dogs, so yummy. I have the other cookbook but I have not had a chance to try any of the recipes. Thanks again Noel for the great recipes.

Rose Jarman · August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

My first time watching, one of the other sites I watch referred you. I did watch an early one today also. This video was well done, however you used ingredients that would have been rationed and I know you followed recipes from the depression. However, they would not have had that much sugar in one meal. I don't want this to sound negative because I truly adore your energy and appreciate everything your doing. So please no angry messages bac please from your loyal fans. Also try watching the Waltons with your family they are on track for the rationing

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