I don't budget down to the last penny. I am guilty of just about everything in this book.
The overtly bright Betty Crocker trilogy has been completed and now it's time to get back to the great pictures! Though I am not sure it was a trilogy. More books have a tendency to resurface.
|Better Homes and Gardens Good Food On A Budget, 1971|
|Cheesy Meatloaf. The caption reads "if the budget allows, garnish meat with pickled peppers." If my budget allowed pickled pepper garnishes, I sure as hell can find something better to make than this. Just saying.|
|Frank and Potato Bake. Hot dogs and sliced potatoes with process cheese spread and reconstituted milk. Seconds please.|
|I think I am okay with spending over half the money for milk by purchasing actual milk. I will omit any and all milkman and children comments though it's hard.|
|That's what I want in a drink. I want visible white flecks of cottage cheese floating around tomato juice. Sounds refreshing. I bet it wets the ole palate during these hot Texas summers.|
|Right. Why only put a few ingredients in a stew when you can get canned stew for less than a dollar. Makes sense.|
|Sweet-Sour Beef Stew with enough poppy seeds to get you fired.|
|Curried Fish Filets topped with gloppity velveeta curry. It's so thick it doesn't even slide off the ladle. Gayag.|
|There is truly something frighteningly bright about the eggs and cheese. It could be a light source on its own. It reminds me out of something from The Shining. Yellow is not this bright. It's just so yellow.|
|Forget the comment about the fish stick polynesian. If you have to put your own feces on a bun and eat them then you have hit rock bottom.|
|Pear-Banana-Lime mold. It's a sad book when this has been the most edible looking food photograph. Even stuffed with lettuce that will not be eaten.|
|Do I pat myself on the back because I have most of those books?|
I feel a dollar short and a day late now.