Thursday, January 11, 2007

Do It Ahead in 1972!

Betty Crocker's at it again with this guide for busy housewives. Betty Crocker's Do-Ahead Cookbook: Recipes for the Freezer and the Refrigerator is a prime example of her 1970s publications. The book's graphics are not especially dated, but a few managed to catch my eye.

1. Front cover

2. Here is a primer on constructing your own tv dinners. Handy and inventive!

3. Here's a useful chart to better coordinate your freezer dinner.

4. Another take on the Spinach Meat Roll

5. The masterpiece of this book: the Jellied Salmon Loaf. It looks like it could probably break a window.