I love Depression Cooking with Clara.
And I'm sure I'm not alone when all I can think of is my grandmother while watching her. I know my grandparents used many of their depression era recipes later in life when food and money was much more plentiful.
One that stands out is my grandmothers hamburger stew. It was garlic and onions sauteed with the ground beef until brown and onion are translucent. Then she added diced potatoes and just enough water to cover, cover and simmer until the potatoes are soft.. Then very liberal with the salt, pepper, and worcestershire sauce and that's it.
It was served with toasted homemade bread and butter.
What recipes from that era did your family use?