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Thanksgiving Dinner in 1943

Nov 22 2009
Instructions
WWII ration stamp album

During World War II, the Office of Price Administration (OPA) instituted rationing, limiting the amount of goods, including food items, that civilians could purchase, affecting daily life and traditions on the homefront. What was it like to plan a holiday meal in 1943?


  1. Turkey
    A.

    Difficult

    B.

    Not difficult


  2. Dressing
    A.

    Difficult

    B.

    Not difficult


  3. Cranberry sauce
    A.

    Difficult

    B.

    Not difficult


  4. Green beans with cheese sauce
    A.

    Difficult

    B.

    Not difficult


  5. Mashed potatoes
    A.

    Difficult

    B.

    Not difficult


  6. Rolls
    A.

    Difficult

    B.

    Not difficult


  7. Butter
    A.

    Difficult

    B.

    Not difficult


  8. Fresh tropical fruit salad with cottage cheese
    A.

    Difficult

    B.

    Not difficult


  9. Pumpkin pie
    A.

    Difficult

    B.

    Not difficult


  10. Coffee
    A.

    Difficult

    B.

    Not difficult