Pioneers such as those
who lived during the time of Laura Ingalls Wilder had to totally rely on
what they could grow, hunt and build themselves. They were completely
self-reliant even in their cooking.
Ingalls Wilder and many others shared some wonderful recipes with their
families. Some of these included the following favorites:
- 1 cup corn meal
- 1 teaspoon raw sugar
- 1 tbsp. salt
- ½ cup water
- 1 lb. of bacon
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a
- Add the water, until mixed thoroughly,
then form patties and set aside.
- Fry the bacon in a frying pan and set
- Use the bacon grease to fry the
- Set the patties aside to allow grease to
drain off of them.
Vinegar Pie Recipe
- 1 c. sugar
- 3 heaping tbsp.
- 1 c. cold water
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 whole egg
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 6 tbsp. vinegar
- 1 (9 inch) pie crust,
- Using a saucepan pour
in the dry ingredients.
- Add the wet
ingredients, reserving the egg yolks.
- Cook until thick.
- Pour the mixture into
an already baked 9-inch pie shell.
- Whip reserved egg
whites and sugar until stiff.
- Pour over pie.
Lightly brown the