Can we talk Tuna Noodle Casserole? Why? Because my blog tells me people are looking for it. Particularly Meta Givens Tuna Noodle Casserole Supreme.
Fall Salads with Meta Given’s Special Dressing
Does everyone come back alive in the fall when the air crisps up and cools? I know I do, and it seems salad flavors do, too. The fall flavors just zing with the darker lettuces – I like to load them up with fruits like thinly sliced tart, crisp apple, dried cranberries or cherries, thin slices or dices of pear. I’ll even doll them up with red onion and mandarin oranges.
Here is a quote in my mother’s copy of Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking, by Meta Given, one of the few cookbooks she owned. It was given to her as a gift on her “one month” anniversary in 1955. I love this quote as much for its quaint, old-fashioned wording as for its applicability in today’s world.
“Because she can save the most money by cutting down on just these protective foods, (speaking of milk, eggs, meat, vegetables and fresh fruits) the homemaker who is not guided by a definitive menu plan for a well balanced diet may easily fall into this false economy at the expense of the family’s health and her own.”