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Depression Era Corn Soup

July 26th, 2007


I have been so busy lately, that my head hurts to just think about it. This Summer will definitely go down on record as one of our most hectic ever. I will be so glad one week from now when our move will officially be over and we will finally be settled into our new place and new life. Till then I will be counting the days till I actually have time to do more then dust off my laptop once a week…

In the meantime however, I wanted to take a moment to share the last recipe for the Food Stamp Challenge. Surprisingly, we had more then enough food left over from our meal plan that I did not actually get around to making the Depression Era Corn Soup until last week. It was so simple and so delicious that we actually forgot how thrifty it was while eating it. If you were to have access to some herbs and spices, I think the sky is really the limit with the variety of flavors you can get from this easy meal.

Many thanks to those who have followed our participation in the challenge, especially in being so patient in waiting for this last recipe.

Depression Era Corn Soup

Inspired by this version I found on allrecipes.com.

Gather together:

1 onion

3 Cloves of Garlic

1/2 a stick of Butter (This would have been omitted during the Depression as it was one of the key items to be rationed during that time.)

1 Potato

1 Bullion Cube, dissolved in 2 cups of water

1 Pound of Frozen Corn


Chop the garlic, onion, and potato.

Melt the butter over medium heat in a large stock or soup pot.

Saute the onion and garlic for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the diced potato, mix well, and pour in the broth.

Stir in the corn, increase heat to medium high and bring the soup to a boil.

Turn down the heat to low and add milk till desired consistency is reached.

During the Great Depression this soup may have really needed to be thinned out to feed many hungry people. For that reason, I felt it was a perfect addition to the Food Stamp Challenge Menu.

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  1. March 22nd, 2008 at 01:02 | #1

    I keep hoping you’ll come back…

  1. February 12th, 2022 at 06:45 | #1