The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given was originally published in 1942. I found this revised edition, from 1961, in Goodwill.
Love. Ignore my post-its sticking out all over.
We’ve all heard about menu planning, and how important it is, right?
Yeah. For every month out of the year, a week’s worth of menus. 1961, yo.
The recipes run the gamut from from old fashioned (how to make coffee with an egg, pork scrapple) to stuff that just plain sounds delicious, like blackberry cobbler or stewed chicken and dumplings.
The book doesn’t just have recipes, but is loaded with tips – everything from nutritional values to freezing and storing food. And it was definitely published with a certain audience in mind…
I plan on making a few of the dishes from this cookbook, and sharing some of the tips. I bought this book to sell in the Etsy shop, but I don’t think I can let it go!