The Dust Bowl was a period of time that yielded great dust storms across America and Canada alike. It caused great ecological and economic damage, and was brought about by a severe drought and inefficient farming methods. Many families were forced from their homes and made to move elsewhere for survival..
Route 66, a known migration route to California during these hard times, ran through several small towns in Arizona. It was not uncommon to see a family camped out by their car or belongings on the side of the road on the way to better times. While on the move, feeding a family became a great chore, and many of the recipes of the time used whatever ounce of food was available. Some of these recipes have survived several generations. This Examiner, from time to time stumbles across great old recipes that carry both historical significance and tasty combinations. Here is one that used available vegetables.
one quart sliced potato
one chopped carrot
one chopped beet
one chopped white turnip
two stalks celery
Boil all vegetables. Put together in a stew pan and set in oven or over fire. When hot, add one cup cream or condensed milk. Stir and serve hot.