Monday, December 1, 2008

Oops, My Tendencies Are Showing!

Tonight I was looking up a recipe in my trusty old Betty Crocker's Cookbook (1990 edition). I grinned to myself as I skimmed over the section dividers, thinking how it's kinda funny that crazy Betty rank-ordered them in much the same way that I would put them!

You know, with the most important things towards the front?

She starts with Appetizers, Beverages, Bread, Cakes, Cookies, Eggs & Cheese, then a variety of Meats, and finally Veggies & Fruits as a chronically neglected afterthought (ahead only of Nutritional Information, which is essentially buried in the back)! I mean, seriously, in today's PC, health-conscious, nutritionally & ecologically responsible world, you just don't find a cookbook like THAT anymore!! I mean am I right, or am I right? But ol' Betty, she knows what's good!

...And then I realized that the whole thing was simply in ALPHABETICAL ORDER.


Anonymous said...

Tee hee. There is wisdom in the alphabet.


Jujyfruit said...

So true, Rachel. But tell me, what is the wisdom behind the category "Eggs, Cheese, Legumes??" Is it just me, or is that an odd grouping?

I just don't know what to do with the rest of these odds & ends!! Well, ok, eggs are popular. And they often have cheese in 'em. But I still have THESE -- where do I put the awkward legumes?? With vegetables?? Meh. Toss 'em all in together. FINISHED!