The copy I received from my sis is ring-bound, which means I won't be needing the strapping-style packing tape to hold it together. It also means this copy won't automatically fall open to either recipe ... but I can live with that.
Sis bought this for me - but hubby is now LOVING this present. The first recipe I made from it was (of course!) the hot German potato salad, and I have also made it for the in-laws. Father-in-law stated before the meal that the "only" way to get really good German potato salad involved a plane ticket to Frankfort, yet once he tried it, we didn't hear another peep out of him about that. Instead, he quietly went back for a large second helping.
Last night, hubby had the sweet-and-sour recipe for the first time. Instead of meatballs, I used extra thick pork chops (BOGOF score) and also added carrots. He cut the one pork chop into bite-sized pieces, while the other is waiting in the fridge. Hubby said he kept thinking about the red dipping sauce Chinese style sweet-and-sour, despite my attempts to describe a more Hawaiian style in the recipe, but once he had a couple good bites of it, he loves it. I told him about how the recipe calls for meatballs, which he says sounds delicious, but that growing we used to on other meats and cuts. It sounds like he wants to try all the possible variations I can come up with.
Now, here is the Book, and the two favorite recipes:
|Betty Crocker's Cookbook, originally published 1969|
|Hot German potato salad recipe, page 140|
|Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs recipe, page 29|
For everyone else, if you can get a decent readable copy for less than $25, do it. These two recipes alone are worth it.