A Depression Meal, From The Time Travel Kitchen

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  1. Nancy Hart

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    I never liked plain creamed peas with thickening, and never cared much for casseroles. But when the cupboard got really bare one day not long ago, I added a can of green peas to a can of Campbell's cream of potato soup. No additional water. Heated it up in the microwave.
    It was like a green pea casserole and very good. I think the potatoes and onions in the soup did it. .. [​IMG]
     
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    Oatmeal on toast, with a layer of jelly in between? I may try this.

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    Jeez, those creamed peas on toast looks like grim meal. But, I guess it depends on how staring you are.
     
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    I remember peanut butter and pickle sandwiches as a child. I felt lucky to get it.
     
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    I had a friend in elementary school that brought that every day for lunch...on a burger bun. I never tried it.
     
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    I remember having home fried potatoes as a child when there was nothing else to eat. Actually pretty good if it is done right. To this day I still make it at least once/week.
     
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    I seem to remember that Elvis really loved peanut butter and sliced bananas sandwich.
     
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    Now, there is one I never heard of. Actually doesn't sound bad at all.
     
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    I've never had that, either. Sometimes just peanut butter, but mostly PBJ. If I wanted a hot meal I'd toast the bread.
     
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    Also with bacon. From what I have read, a bacon, banana, and peanut butter sandwich is called an "Elvis".
     
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    I had not heard he used bacon on his peanut butter/banana sandwiches. You may remember better than me. :)
     
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    Yes, indeed. If made right, turtle soup is absolutely delicious.
     
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    Yep. You might also make your chili with ground cumin. Of course in ADDITION to chili powder and garlic. Just start with a little bit, taste and add more if you like it. I also add chopped green peppers.
     
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    Elvis’ Grilled Peanut Butter-Banana-Bacon Sandwich
    • 2 slices white sandwich bread
    • 4 strips bacon
    • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
    • 1 banana, sliced
    Fry bacon in pan. When done, remove bacon but keep bacon grease in pan.
    Spread peanut butter on both slices of bread and place these peanut butter-side up in pan.
    Add banana coins and bacon on one piece of bread.
    When both slices of bread are sufficiently toasted, flip one piece of toast onto the open-faced sandwich, and press down.
    Flip the whole sandwich one last time and press down, ideally, until the peanut butter oozes.
    Remove from heat, cut into triangles, and enjoy.
     
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    That's unfortunate. I wonder why they don't raise them as a cash crop ?
     
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