False Frugality

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.

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“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.”

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