Monday, December 12, 2011

120 Ways to Save on Food "8 Tips on Vegetables & Fruit"

The information below was derived from a pamphlet that I found while cleaning out the attic. The pamphlet was printed in 1941 and was titled "800 Ways to Save and Serve", which was designed to help Americans with the World War II effort. Times have changed this is for your enjoyment and nothing else.


Save those Vitamins! They're most precious part of your food and the more of them that you get inside you, the fitter you'll be for those stressful times. Here are eight common-sense rules for conserving vitamins, as recommended by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company:

1. In cooking vegetables, raise the temperature to the boiling point as rapidly as possible. Heat may then be lowered.

2. Foods shout not be put through a sieve while still hot.

3. When cooking, use as little water as possible.

4. The water used in cooking is valuable for soups sauces, and gravies.

5. Chopped fruits and vegetables should be prepared just before serving.

6. Start cooking frozen foods while they are still frozen.

7. Frozen foods which are to be served raw should be used immediately after thawing.

8. Stirring air into foods while they are cooking cause vitamin destruction.


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Scrape the bottom -- for waste-less living, Rinse the ketchup bottle and chili sauce bottles with a little vinegar and water. use this "sauce" as a piquant flavoring for baked beans or salad dressings.

To crush nutmeats without waste, put them in paper bag or waxed paper, then crush with a rolling pin. (ok, this dates me, what is nutmeat?)

You won't waste flour if you dust it from a large salt shaker onto meats, patties, and croquettes, instead of dipping the food into the flour. EASIER. TOO!

Save salt and pepper, too. When filling the shakers, pour the salt or pepper into an envelope, cut off one of the envelope corners and use as a funnel.

Even leftover meat gravy has its uses. Instead of adding water to the stew or hash, after it has done the honors as a roast, use the gravy you saved, diluted with water if necessary.

When eggs are scrambled, or prepared as an omelet, add one teaspoon of milk for each egg used. This makes a good tasting dish and a bigger one than otherwise.

An alarm clock can be a great help in cooking or baking. You can set the alarm a little ahead of the you estimate for the food to be taken off the heat, This allows you to go about your other chores without worrying.

The five-and-ten sells a bottle capping gadget that keeps the "zip" imprisoned in a bottle of carbonated beverage, after it has been opened. It earns its keep many times over.

Note from Art: My how we plastic bottles as the norm, growing up I can remember these gadgets cause everything was either glass, cans or cartons!

The good earth is bountiful to the Victory gardener. With the record crops needed by the War Department this year, why not "grow your own?" (In the 60's and 70's grow your own was something you smoked) Tomatoes and beans especially, which may get scarcer for civilians, are easy to raise.  This year plant fewer flowers, more vegetables. For Victory's sake, for the economy's sake, put every square foot of earth into "Classification 1-A".

-=Good Selling=-

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