Friday, January 23, 2009

Cooking with Clara

Depression cooking, that is. =)

I stumbled across this delightful, beautiful lady. One of the youtube commenter's called her a National Treasure- I couldn't agree more.

I just had to share her with you in case anyone else might enjoy watching her as much as I did.

I haven't heard of any of the dishes, but I didn't grow up on rations or bare cupboards, either.

I remember reading in a magazine, Reminisce- about a little girl during the depression, recalling watching men stand in line at a restaurant to get a cup of hot water {they gave them out for free} and they would mix in a packet of ketchup to the water to make a soup. They just did what they had to do...

Oh, Clara makes an Egg Drop soup, too. Check it out. I'm thinking of trying it.

Why not? :D

Have a great weekend!


  1. Aw, that was sweet Jen! I hope I'm that spry when I'm her age! And her pasta looks good!

  2. What a sweet lady. I like her dishes - pasta with anything sounds good to me. Her kitchen is quite retro too. Have a great weekend.

  3. I will have to show my grandma this! She will love watching that!


  4. That reminds me of poormans goulash, I have eaten a meal just like that, basically throw anything you got in a dish and add noodles or rice. Its interesting to hear about how things were for families back then, I have talked with my grandmother about it and how it affected their family and Thanks for sharing, what a lovely lady!

  5. What a great video. My favorite line from Clara was "The depression was hard."

    I love her!

  6. Hello ladies! I'm glad you all enjoyed watching Miss Clara do her thang! :D

    I showed hubby last night and he thought she was the cutest. We ended up watching a few of her newest videos, too. =)