I have decided to incorporate one of my other recipes blogs into this one. It is more trouble than it is worth to post on a bunch of different blogs. So I will move the posts over here. Cookbook Perusing has random posts about some of the cookbooks in my huge collection. This was the first post from that blog:
Cookbook collectors usually have different categories of books that they like to specialize in. Some particularly like the organization or church books usually called community cookbooks. I used to collect those but gave most of them to my husband to sell. I still collect fund raising books put out by home economics teachers. I guess that is partially because I have a degree in home economics and in hindsight wish I had got a credential and been a teacher instead of getting into child development. Plus they always have recipes that the average person would actually make. Well anyway this recipe is from a particularly good Home Ec book The Nice & Easy Cookbook.
Beef and Broccoli Chowder- Martha Cox, Georgia
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 package potatoes au gratin (the dry mix type)
2 medium carrot, chopped
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
6 cups water
1 10 oz. package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
Brown ground beef with onion in skillet, stirring frequently; drain. Add potatoes, carrots seasonings and water. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broccoli. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes longer. 8 servings at 139 calories.