There’s a lot we can learn from the pioneers who traveled across the United States back in the 1800s, especially when it comes to cooking meals from scratch. There are certain recipes that they made again and again because they were tasty, easy to make, and required ingredients that could be stored for a long time or were readily available such as apples, milk, and eggs.
This article by James from Bio Prepper reveals 20 lost recipes from the pioneers including mud apples, chuckwagon beans, jerky gravy, baked pocket yams, cooked cabbage salad, winter red flannel hash, and even quick fried doughnuts. If you’re a prepper or homesteader, it’s a good idea to learn how to make simple recipes like these for times when other ingredients aren’t available.
James writes, “Pioneer life was not easy and the daily chores of managing a house where more than a full time occupation. Cooking was a major part of each day. Early settlers butchered their own meat and made corned beef, sausage, smoked and dried meats. Large gardens yielded produce for canning, pickling and other preserves. Root cellars stored potatoes, carrots, and onions. Milk was separated into cream for butter and baking and milk for drinking. Breads, cakes and pies were of course all baked at home from scratch…”