Remember when there were recipes on the back of everything, and people would tear them off the cans, cartons, bags or whatnot? And then they'd throw the recipes in a drawer, and before you knew it, there were 487 scraps of paper in that drawer, being tossed about and mixed up?
Yeah, I don't remember that. My mother couldn't cook. But it must have happened somewhere. And this cookbook memorializes those days, and actually simplified the process!
Jeffrey found this cookbook for me at a used book sale a good 10 years ago. He picked it up, noted that it was a good deal for 50 cents, even though it was falling apart. And then he told me that if I didn't like it, he'd keep it in his room until he had a kitchen of his own. Silly boy! As if I ever ignored a cookbook that came my way.
This former beauty was published in 1961 by Saran Wrap (it says so on the cover). Recipes come from all different food and spice companies. They're split into categories - appetizers, soups, poultry, bread, cookies, and so many more! I just flipped it open to where the pages had broken out for you.
This is my contribution to Louise's last weekly Cookbook Wednesday, at least for the time being. I plan to continue featuring cookbooks on Wednesday, although my collection is nowhere as extensive as many of yours.
Happy Wednesday, everyone!