National Geographic : 1942 Aug
First Aid to wartime FOOD ' food budgets SOME HINTS TO HELP YOU KEEP FOOD COSTS DOWN 1. pLAN AHEAD ahead, remembering that The most expensive foodsalay ^ pensive cuts of meat and smal tal s th e most higtious. Less ex and freqently as gootasin as ow much o eat. The es food sealo e yuhat oueatisasimp A for a balanced diet should be included fr r nwt then whatever budgetallycheaper.Larger sizesrkt sof canned arnri d ins e ason s are /rally more economical.Informatplan eals a nd aca e foods r genoodp ply at moderate prices. Leftovers should be included, too. When you values. Evaporated milrved by cooking of ch enabl es you the same elements asfreshmple, a dessert o some timefoo fr e s pl et ea. ame fo dw mb and k lves arebut doa not hoar herh e ley with fresh. Beef <<- 2. BUY WISELY! Thbe most expensive foods are not always the mo st nutritious. Less exa S Higher wartime food prices are a challenge to our ability as cooks. Good Pensive cuts of meat and smaller sizes of fruits are as high in food value, r ac ing cantly as good-tasting, as fancier ones. Foods in season are usually cheaper. Larger sizes ofc sauces and p d fimaionatie gen i ally more economical. Information on labels enables you to compare values. Evaporated milk and most kinds of heesting waysupply of prepar beeooks asd magaesh m ,an d sometimes enjoy from meat and fowl fruits and vegetables may be used interchaneadded to soups. The water shaouid e hle rais ofr e e and s T ndn r COPYRIGHT 192-METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OTHER HINTS: Home canning can save money, when . Tf vegetables and fruits are available in good quantity at MetrOpo litanL ife SHlowigher w e food prices. Aare a challenge toe ur ability as coo. Goo cooking can make masterpieces out of the humblest coo d most space,ig cn rn eve the etimef . and knowledge neessdiary I s an e Cmadmoty forsuccess. Every farm with just the right seasonings, sauces and image ti bookden. Wild berries and wild greens sometimes suggest new and interesting ways of pep foods. Dont waste anything! Trimmings and bones from meat and fowl, able-your state department of agriculture l eaves of vegetables, ma H. be added to soups. THE BOARD from vegetables is good for soups and stews. The tendency is to over cook most foods. This wastes fuel and harms food values. COPYRIGHT 1942--METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OTHER HINTS: Home canning can save money, when M etropolitan Life low prices. A home garden is excellent--if you have the Insurance Company space, the ood soil, the time and knowledge necessarynsr ce o p y for success. Every farm family should have a home gar- (A MUTUAL COMPANY) den. Wild berries and wild greens sometimes are avail able--your state department of agriculture may issue a Frederick H. Ecker, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD pamphlet on wild greens. Metropolitan will send you a free booklet, 82-N, "Three Leroy A. Lincoln, PRESIDENT Meals a Day," containing directions for budgeting your 1 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, N. Y. food money to best advantage.