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1973 Frugalities

The ninth frugal meal from this 1974 Family Circle magazine is fried chicken, and I’m not going to post the recipe. I like fried chicken very much, but I do not enjoy making it, even a little bit, and I have not made it for nearly 20 years. It’s just not very time efficient for […]

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1973 Vintage Frugalities; Liver

Beef Liver Veneziana; Polenta, and buttered broccoli 1 pound beef liver (.79 in 1973 Manhattan)1 large onion3 tablespoons margarine1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepperJuice of one lemonPinch of sage (optional) Slice liver in paperthing slices, about 1/2 inch wide and 3 or 4 inches long (this is easier if the liver is at […]

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Frugal Meals from 1973, Farmer’s Omelette

French Farmer’s OmeletteHerb-buttered french breadTomato salad Omelette7 small eggs3 slices bacon, diced3 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and cubed1 small onion, coarsely chopped1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper Break eggs into a bowl and beat lightly with a fork. Heat bacon in a ten inch skillet and when it is completely rendered, add onions and […]

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Frugal Meals from 1973, Broiled spiced chicken

One broiling chicken about 2 1/2 pounds, which in 1973 cost .98Quarter it. 2 teaspoons of salt (that was 1/2 a cent’s worth) 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, .011/2 teaspoon of powdered ginger, which was a whopping .06 in 1973pinch of dry mustard (.03)2 tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil Rinse and dry chicken thoroughly. Combine […]

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Frugal Meals from 1973

Yesterday, I forgot to to include the side dish to go with the Greek Pastitsio. I added it this morning, and the lemon dill green bean recipe looks easy and delicious- and maybe a perfect end of the garden use for your green beans.Scroll down and click on the link to part five to see […]

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