I admit to being a total book lover.
So far this year I've picked up 5 new books to come home with me.
The Taste of Home Fast Fixes with Mixes is one I have been checking out from the library.
I had a chance to buy a copy for a penny. I paid $3.99 in shipping for a total of $4.
Now I know that mixes may not seem like the most frugal option at first, but as I have mentioned before I am not cooking for many people anymore and sometimes a small mix is just the right amount.
I also bought this book with a second consideration.
My daughter, who for various reasons has difficulty with slicing/dicing/etc., needs to know how to not rely on take out as she goes out into the world. Mixes are a good alternative for her and we are working on building up a repertoire of dishes she likes and can prepare easily.
The New Basics Cookbook came home from the library booksale.
I paid $2.00 for it.
Reading the bread recipes alone made me feel like it was well worth what I spent on it.
The Souper Recipes with Campbell came home from the same booksale.
I paid $1.00 for it.
It falls under the same category as the Mixes book and I am actually looking forward to trying some of these recipes.
The last two books were for me and also from the library booksale.
I love reference books of all kinds and at $1.00 I couldn't pass up the book of synonyms.
The book about Ben Franklin ($1.00) is one I'll read and put back on my shelf.
He is an individual I have always found fascinating and I am looking forward to reading this to see if I learn anything new.