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The American Frugal Housewife   By: (1802-1880)

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THE AMERICAN FRUGAL HOUSEWIFE.

by

MRS. CHILD,

Author of "Hobomok," "The Mother's Book," Editor of the "Juvenile Miscellany," &c.

1832

DEDICATED TO

THOSE WHO ARE NOT ASHAMED OF ECONOMY.

A fat kitchen maketh a lean will. FRANKLIN.

"Economy is a poor man's revenue; extravagance a rich man's ruin."

[Illustration: MUTTON.

1. Leg. 2. Loin, best end. 3. Do. Chump do. 4. Neck, best do. 5. Do Scrag do. 6. Shoulder. 7. Breast. Saddle, 2 Loins.]

[Illustration: PORK.

1. The Sperib. 2. Hand. 3. Belly, or Spring. 4. Fore Loin. 5. Hind do. 6. Leg.]

[Illustration: VEAL.

1. Loin, best end 2. Do Chump do 3. Fillet. 4. Knuckle, hind. 5. Do. fore. 6. Neck, best end. 7. Do. scrag do. 8. Blade Bone. 9. Breast, best end. 10. Do. Brisket.]

[Illustration: BEEF.

Hind Quarter.

1. Sir Loin. 2. Rump. 3. Aitch Bone. 4. Buttock. 5. Mouse do. 6. Veiny piece. 7. Thick Flank. 8. Thin do. 9. Leg.

Fore Quarter.

10. Fore Rib, 5 Ribs. 11. Middle do 4 do. 12. Chuck, 3 do. 13. Shoulder, or Leg Mutton piece. 14. Brisket. 15. Clod. 16. Neck, or Sticking piece. 17. Shin. 18. Cheek.]

INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER ODD SCRAPS FOR THE ECONOMICAL. SOAP. SIMPLE REMEDIES. GRUEL. EGG GRUEL. ARROW ROOT JELLY. CALF'S FOOT JELLY. TAPIOCA JELLY. SAGO JELLY. BEEF TEA. WINE WHEY. APPLE WATER. MILK PORRIDGE. STEWED PRUNES. VEGETABLES. HERBS. CHEAP DYE STUFFS. MEAT CORNED, OR SALTED, HAMS, &c. CHOICE OF MEAT. COMMON COOKING. VEAL. CALF'S HEAD. BEEF. ALAMODE BEEF. MUTTON AND LAMB. PORK. ROAST PIG. SAUSAGES. MINCE MEAT. BEANS AND PEAS. SOUSE. TRIPE. GRAVY. POULTRY. FRICASSEED CHICKEN, BROWN. FRICASSEED CHICKEN, WHITE. TO CURRY FOWL. CHICKEN BROTH. FISH. PUDDINGS. BAKED INDIAN PUDDING. BOILED INDIAN PUDDING. FLOUR OR BATTER PUDDING. BREAD PUDDING. RENNET PUDDING. CUSTARD PUDDINGS. RICE PUDDINGS. BIRD'S NEST PUDDING. APPLE PUDDING. CHERRY PUDDING. CRANBERRY PUDDING. WHORTLEBERRY PUDDING. PLUM PUDDING. HASTY PUDDING. CHEAP CUSTARDS. COMMON PIES. MINCE PIES. PUMPKIN AND SQUASH PIE. CARROT PIE. CHERRY PIE. WHORTLEBERRY PIE. APPLE PIE. CUSTARD PIE. CRANBERRY PIE. RHUBARB STALKS, OR PERSIAN APPLE. PIE CRUST. COMMON CAKES. GINGERBREAD. CUP CAKE. TEA CAKE. CIDER CAKE. ELECTION CAKE. SPONGE CAKE. WEDDING CAKE. LOAF CAKE. CARAWAY CAKES. DOUGH NUTS. PANCAKES. FRITTERS. SHORT CAKE. INDIAN CAKE. BREAD, YEAST, &c. PRESERVES, &c. CURRANT JELLY. CURRANT WINE. RASPBERRY SHRUB. COFFEE. CHOCOLATE. TEA. PICKLES. BEER. GENERAL MAXIMS FOR HEALTH. HINTS TO PERSONS OF MODERATE FORTUNE [FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE MASSACHUSETTS JOURNAL.] FURNITURE. EDUCATION OF DAUGHTERS. TRAVELLING AND PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. PHILOSOPHY AND CONSISTENCY. REASONS FOR HARD TIMES. HOW TO ENDURE POVERTY. APPENDIX TO THE AMERICAN FRUGAL HOUSEWIFE. CARVING. INDEX. APPENDIX.

It has become necessary to change the title of this work to the " American Frugal Housewife," because there is an English work of the same name, not adapted to the wants of this country.

INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER

The true economy of housekeeping is simply the art of gathering up all the fragments, so that nothing be lost. I mean fragments of time , as well as materials . Nothing should be thrown away so long as it is possible to make any use of it, however trifling that use may be; and whatever be the size of a family, every member should be employed either in earning or saving money... Continue reading book >>




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