Wednesday, October 5, 2016
World War II Homefront Muffins
I have a milk bottle from World War II with the slogan "Food Fights Too! Use It Wisely!" emblazoned on it. During the war, rationing permeated practically every facet of daily life, including food. Once a person ran out of their allotted ration book stamps, they could not obtain any more of that commodity (milk, sugar, flour, etc.) until they received their next monthly ration book. This circumstance led to creativity on the home front, with meal plans and recipes designed to make the most out of available ingredients, and avoid waste. The National World War II Museum posted this recipe for corn-meal muffins from a wartime cook book.