Friday, November 11, 2011

Just for laughs had to share

I got out a cookbook today as I have some stale bread that I wanted to make into stove top stuffing and couldn't remember the proportions to add to the bread.  In the cookbook was a chart I had done on the cost of food probably in the early to mid 80s.  Thought I would share a few with you.

Flour 5# $.89
Sugar 5# $1.89
Butter 1# $.49
Crisco 3# $1.98
Tuna Solid White 7oz. $.69

Guess what I was making more than I am now.  Boy would love to see those prices again.


  1. Ouch. Prices have climbed haven't they? Do you still use Crisco? I never have.

  2. I still use Crisco in some baking like baking powder biscuits. Most of my recipes were my Mom's and at least they don't call for lard.