Soupy cookbooks from the 1970s and from the 1940s.

Most-for-the-Money Main Dishes, from 1975, included recipes for foods that did not actually include soup, which was generous of them. Some did include Spam, though! which I actually find delicious occasionally!

It also had interesting metric education, which I remember was pretty much just a fad in my school years! It wasn't until I moved overseas that I really used metric much.

One of their money-saving tips was not to shop more often than necessary....

Cooking with Soup, from (I'm told) 1972, has more recipes than I would've guessed: "608 skillet dishes, casseroles, stews, sauces, gravies, dips, soup mates and garnishes"!

I love their mix-and-match lunch ideas...

...and their almanac!

...and their menus!

But I was ready to look at another retro cookbook, reached into my "grab bag" of smaller cookbooks, separate from the larger ones I'd just enjoyed, and lo and behold another Campbell's soups cookbook, what was the chance?! This one from (I'm told) 1946, Cooking with Condensed Soups, by Anne Marshall:

It was fun to see its retro illustrations -- and also to compare the recipes with their 1970s versions. I definitely thought the older recipes much more tasty-sounding!