The front cover:
"Health For Victory MEAL PLANNING GUIDE" - a booklet with menu plans, recipes and information about creative ways to use food in the most efficient and nutritious manner without waste, and thereby supporting our troops and our country during World War II . The inside of the front cover shows a woman sitting at a table writing a shopping list with the quotation "I hereby resolve to make war on Waste!"
A few recipes that made me chuckle (and feel very thankful I don't have to serve them!):
Bologna Sandwich Filling: (to stretch your bologna further!) Mix ground bologna with chopped pickles, mayonnaise, minced onion, pickle juice, 3 hard-boiled eggs, salt, shredded carrot, and chopped celery. Spread on bread for 15 - 20 sandwiches!
New Ways to Serve Stewed Tomatoes!: Serve them cold once in a while instead of a salad; add seasonings to personal taste or even chopped vegetables. And also - "Tomatoes are so versatile it's not surprising they've been called 'the cook's blessing'. From cocktails to the salad course, 'when in doubt, use tomatoes!' "
Fried Parsnips: Boil sliced parsnips, then fry slices in heated drippings in skillet.
The back cover:
There are plenty of tasty sounding recipes as well. One of them just might end up on our table someday soon!