Elementary Home Economics; First Lessons in Sewing and Textiles, Foods and Cookery, and the Care of the House

Elementary Home Economics; First Lessons in Sewing and Textiles, Foods and Cookery, and the Care of the House

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...dishes. 6. How should the dish-towels and dishcloth be cared for after dishwashing? 7. Have you ever washed dishes by this method? 8. Have you ever seen a dishwasher used? THE BREAKFAST PLAN There are many types of breakfast that may be served, and every family will have its own particular plan for this meal. The foods generally used for breakfast are fruit, cereals, bread and beverages, with sometimes egg, meat or vegetable dishes. The menu should vary with (1) the time of year, (2) the type of work which the members of the family are doing, (3) the kind of meal eaten the night before, and (4) the size, weight and age of the members of the family. In the summer it is well to avoid eating much meat, and meat can easily be omitted from breakfast. It is well, also, to eat less heat-producing food in summer than in winter, because then the body does not need so much heat to keep it warm. When too much food is eaten, a good deal is lost because some foodstuffs cannot be stored in the body and must, therefore, be carried off from the body in the form of waste material. If a man is doing hard work out of doors he needs more food than does the man who sits all day at his desk in an office, because the man in the office does not use so much muscular energy in doing his work as does the man who works with his muscles. If dinner is the meal served in the evening, the family does not wish nor need much for breakfast the following morning. If a light supper is the last meal of the day, then more food should be served for breakfast. The members of the family differ in size, weight and age, and the food eaten should vary in amount and kind. The baby and small child should not eat the same food, nor so much, as the man in the family. How then shall the meal be...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517881
  • 9781236517883