About Better Times, 5th Edition
Our purpose is to provide encouragement, tools, and
information for people who wish to live more frugally,
simply, and sustainable. Reading this publication
should be like having a long visit with your grandmother
(or maybe your great-grandmother.)
Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, who founded the Catholic
Worker movement in 1933, believed that our work was, at
least in part, to create new structures in the midst of
the collapsing ruins of the old. Many people
today are experiencing, or are at risk of, financial
hardship and poverty.
This publication can assist people in getting out of
financial hard times and avoiding
them in the first place. The recipes are from many
sources: my own household and family experience, and from
cookbooks published by churches and
community groups including Tillman County Fare, the 1955
Hollister Methodist Ladies Cookbook, the 1933 Ft. Augur
and Pleasant Valley Cookbook), the
Fancy Creek Zion Church Cookbook (Randolph, Kansas), the
Soup and Casserole Cookbook of the United Methodist Women
of Pender, Nebraska, the
Centennial Cookbook of the Bancroft, Nebraska
Material has also been gathered from the internet, the rest of the otherwise unattributed material is by yours truly. I am grateful to all who made this publication possible by providing advice, encouragement, recipes, and money. Give all the glory to God (ad majorem Dei gloriam), & direct any comments to Bob Waldrop, Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House, 1524 NW 21st, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106. More information may be found at www.bettertimesinfo.org .
The 5th edition is out of print, but you may freely print these articles from the website..
There is no charge for the publication, although we do accept donations to help with our work. Besides this work in food security, we deliver food to people in need in the Oklahoma City area who don't have transportation to get to a regular food bank. Donation checks should be made payable to the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House.