This one isn’t a recipe, but rather is a shopping list. Yes, it was written on the back of a recipe, but we will get to that later. What I like is that this lists out a variety of items and their costs. The list is from a time when 10 pounds of sugar cost $1.00, a pound of coffee was 79 cents and a pound of cheese 65 cents (probably the 1950s). The total shopping trip cost $8.19 and there’s some high finance off to the left (multiplication if you can recognize it after all the exposure to calculators and automation these days) with the total from that being subtracted from the shopping total. Was this the reimbursement for bottle returns? Selling eggs to the grocer? We shall never know, but it appears our housewife wound up paying just 49 cents for everything. Talk about extreme couponing!