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Being Festive and Frugal
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Graphic: color rendering of a woman at a "Hoover," a combined kitchen storage cabinet and work surface.
From The Grand Rapids Furniture Record,
v. 30, Jan-June 1915

As Fiona Beckett notes in her The Frugal Cook: Buy Cleverly, Waste Less, Eat Well (2011), “the very word ‘leftover’ has a dreary sound to it, conjuring up visions of drab, reheated meals, odd dun-coloured soups and tired-looking salads. But it doesn’t have to be like that. With a little imagination your leftovers can not only be turned into delicious meals for you and your family, but feasts for your friends.” Food Thrift: Scraps from the Past (1911), a webcast highlighting the Library’s 19th- and 20th-Century culinary and household manual collections (, shows how our ancestors economized in hard times by making good use of leftovers. It is our hope that titles, such as The Turkey Trots Once More: 200 Ways to Recycle Holiday Leftovers; the Use-it-Up Cookbook; and Leftovers Made into Gourmet Meals will make your life a little less stressful and save you a penny or two this holiday season. Enjoy.

Anderson, Jean, and Ruth Buchan. Half a can of tomato paste and other culinary dilemmas: a cookbook. New York, Harper & Row, c1980. 346 p.
   TX740.A67 1980

Beckett, Fiona. The frugal cook: buy cleverly, waste less, eat well. Rev. and expanded ed. Bath, Eng., Absolute Press, 2011. 240 p.
   TX652.B3515 2011 <SciRR exhibit>

Chandler, Karen Lee. Create a meal by using leftovers. New York, Vantage Press, c1991. 121 p.
   TX652.C482 1991

Cook once eat twice: slow cooker recipes: meal 1 tonight, meal 2 tomorrow. Editor, Carrie Holcomb. Des Moines, IA, Meredith Books, c2006. 255 p.
   TX827.C66 2006
   “More than 200 recipes. Tonight’s stew becomes tomorrow’s wrap, sandwich, pizza, salad, or casserole.”

Damerell, Edna K. Twice is nice: over 600 fabulous recipes for creating delicious new meals from once-cooked foods. New York, Collier Books, c1982. 325 p.
   TX652.D3 1982b <SciRR exhibit>

Dieckmann, Jane M. Use it all: the leftovers cookbook. Trumansburg, NY, Crossing Press, c1982. 369 p.
   TX740.D53 1982

Dyer, Ceil. The plan-ahead cookbook: 300 delectable ways to use your leftovers. New York, Macmillan, 1969. 246 p.

Festive family favorites: fabulous feasts, fantastic leftovers, 100 recipes. Birmingham, AL, Healthy Living, c1996. 98 p.
   RM222.2.F429 1996
   At head of title: Weight watchers magazine.

Gunst, Kathy. Leftovers: 200 recipes, 50 simple master preparations and 150 delicious variations for the second time around. New York, HarperPerennial, c1991. 283 p.
   TX652.G86 1990b

Kitcho, Catherine. The use-it-up cookbook: creative recipes for the frugal cook. Nashville, TN, Cumberland House, c2003. 211 p.
   TX652.K4686 2003

London, Colletta Van Wave. Leftovers made into gourmet meals. Paradise, CA, C. V. W. London, c1978.
97 p.

Nelson, Meryl, Frances Thoman, and Shirley Sing. That to this: the leftovers cookbook. Pine Grove, CA, This ’n That Press, 1982. 70 p.
   <SciRR exhibit>

Rosier, Patricia, and Jessica L. Weiss. The leftover gourmet. Bethesda, MD, National Press, c1991. 191 p.
   TX652.R6715 1991

The Too-good-to-be-leftovers cookbook. New York, Avon Books, 1974. 142 p.

The Turkey trots once more: 200 ways to recycle holiday leftovers. Compiled by Johnny and Sandy Pinto. Lansing, NC, Pinto Peaks, c2002. 190 p.
   TX750.5.T87T87 2002

Willand, Lois Carlson. The use-it-up cookbook: a guide for minimizing food waste. 2nd ed. Minneapolis, Practical Cookbooks, 1985, c1979. 190 p.
   TX740.W548 1985

The World cookbook of leftovers. Compiled by Robert Schissel. Whitewater, WI, R. Schissel, c1996. 160 p.
   TX652.W689 1996

Wylie, Betty Jane. Encore: the leftovers cookbook. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, 1979. 140 p.
   <SciRR exhibit>

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