Cookbooks, and the satisfaction of a complete set


Every time I post something about what I’ve found at my local thrift store, I find something else, or remember something else that I want to share with you. The latter is the case this week!

A few weeks ago I had dragged Geoff into the thrift store, looking for a mini crock pot. He wasn’t thrilled, especially since despite the fact that we found what we were looking for within 5 minutes I still insisted on wandering the whole store. He wasn’t happy until we looked on a shelf of pots and pans and found this:

A word on my husband. While I love to bake, he loves to cook. The Frugal Gourmet books (which are now out of print) are some of his favorites, though we only own The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American. So when we found The Frugal Gourmet Cooks with Wine, Geoff happily snatched it up. I thought maybe I had convinced him to give the thrift store a chance, finally. We browsed a little longer, and, before leaving, decided to check out the book room. That is where we found this:

It isn’t in as good shape as the Wine or American cookbooks, but, nonetheless, it is part of a set and we had to have both! The best part? We paid $1.99 for each book, for a total of $3.98…much less than if we had attempted to buy them online.
And of course seeing the complete set of books on our shelf is pretty satisfying too!

So, what do you think?


About Megg

I'm a 28 year old, newly married, newly living in Washington, librarian trying to find a job in a library. Meanwhile I'm working with kids and spend my afternoons playing Mancala and reading picture books. Come along for the journey as I share recipes, decoration ideas, photos, and hopefully gain some insight from the internet and fellow bloggers.

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