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Keeping it warm

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Meals That Can Wait
A Cookbook for Commuters’ Wives, Week-End Hostesses, and Other Dependents of the Undependable
Brooks
1970

Another harried housewife cookbook for your consideration. I am not sure there is anything particularly exciting about this cookbook. Remember, this is before the microwave. I get that many of these recipes “keep warm,” so maybe that is the big selling point of this book. The recipes aren’t really easy or quick in my opinion. It really is outdated and the cover art is boring. Even if the greatest recipes were inside this book, no one would take a second look.

Enjoy your holiday leftovers,

Mary

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Whet Your Appetite

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Appetizers
Hoffman
1980

Yum! With holiday entertaining in full swing, you might want to add a few of these treats to your menu. As you can see from the pictures below, there is a whole lot of interesting recipes to try. Of course we have a few molded recipes as appropriate for the era. Tuna Mousse and other molds and loafs are all over this book. The color selection ranges from a pale pink to a lime green. I shudder to think what these taste like. As a cookbook, the layout is terrible. Pictures illustrating techniques are not always located near the recipes. I had to search around for the companion recipe. Not good for 1980 and really not good for 2017.

Mary

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Just Make Reservations

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Fearless Cooking for Crowds
Evans
1986

With Thanksgiving nearly here and the rest of the holiday madness kicking into high gear, it is time to break out some recipes for your special holiday meals. Evidently the woman on the cover has been taken over by some robot species and forced to create special family dinners. Nothing says “festive” robotic Stepford wives armed with complicated recipes. Or possibly she is really is afraid of cooking.

The actual recipes are decent. I guess we will eat well when the robot overlords come to steal our souls.

Mary

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