Hoarding is not collection development
Taking Your Library Career to the Next Level
PLA Weeding Manual
Making a Collection Count

quick meals

Keeping it warm

meals that can wait cover

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

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 It really is outdated and the cover art is boring.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,


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Casserole Cuisine

casserole recipes

Favorite Recipes of Home Economics Teachers
Favorite Recipes Press

As a true Midwesterner, I embrace casserole cuisine. However, not all casseroles are created equal and this book proves it. Note the “surprise” casserole. (I think my mother had a similar recipe.) The other recipe worth noting is called “Ned’s Goop.” Looking at the ingredients, the word “goop” is fitting. The casserole staples always include a can of cream of mushroom soup, cheese of some kind and some kind of crunch factor, such as potato chips or bread crumbs. I won’t even comment on the calorie count or sodium consumed.



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