cookbook – the unwatched pot

I got this yesterday at Granddaddy’s Antique Mall in Burlington for $3. Cookbooks are always a bargain. I especially like the ones by churches and civic organizations.

From 1975, “The Unwatched Pot” by Paula Franklin. A crockful of recipes for electric slow cooking.

Inside the front cover, the name of a past owner: Ruth D. Klenner, August 1979.

One of the consultants for this cookbook was affiliated with Hamilton Beach, so you won’t find the name “Crock Pot” anywhere in the pages. Only the company “Rival” (now Sunbeam) is allowed to use the trademark name of Crock Pot. All of them by any maker are technically “slow cookers,” so you’ll never be wrong saying that.

With that said, all three of my slow cookers are Crock Pots by Rival/Sunbeam. I would not be opposed to a Hamilton Beach. They look quite good.

This cookbook, The Unwatched Pot, is on the easy side, so it suits me. A lot of the recipes have a ham butt, ham bone, or chopped bacon in the ingredients, but I can work around that. All I want is the basic idea.

Three dollars for all that fun and a nice history lesson of slow cooking as the intro. I like slow cookers, obviously.

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