More fun at Goodwill
I was "grazing" once again at one of our area Goodwill thrift stores and perused the book shelves as I always do. I'm not usually looking for novels and such but, mostly, for cookbooks that I might find interesting. Like I need more than 2,000. Never mind...
"Hello, my name is Katie and I'm a cookbookaholic."
At any rate, they'd moved a lot of things around because they are in the middle of installation of new tile flooring. Everything was in total disarray but I persevered. Mind on my goal; eyes straight ahead.
I came across a hardback copy of 75th anniversary edition, complete with dust jacket, of Joy of Cooking. There were no ink or pencil marks/notations. Pages were all perfect, no dogears. The only damage was a ding across the front of the dust jacket, which went through to the book, but that was the only marring. Price? $1.99. Into the cart it went. My two-volume paperback copy of Joy is looking pretty sad.
Second teaser was a Rachael Ray book, 30-Minute Meals - gettogethers. I'm not a huge Rachael Ray fan but it was softcover, in pristine condition, and was tagged at 99 cents. I figured that, for less than a dollar, I could find some recipes that tickled my fancy.
So, including tax, I paid $3.16 for the two. I don't know what the original price on Joy was, but certainly more than 3 bucks. The list price on Rachael Ray's book flap was $18.95.
As they would say in this neck of the woods, "Y'all done good.'
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!