This section is from the book "The American Woman's Cook Book", by Ruth Berolzheimer. Also available from Amazon: The Domestic Arts Edition of the American Woman's Cook Book.
Although it is easy to feed a family of two with home cooked fresh foods, as shown by the preceding suggestions, an acquaintance with the possibilities of canned and packaged goods is important to the manager of a very small household. This is particularly so in the case of one who does work outside her home, or who makes her home in a kitchenette apartment where space-saving is a major consideration.
Canned Vegetables eliminate the time-consuming operations of washing, scraping or paring, and simplify the problem of garbage disposal, which must always follow the preparation of fresh vegetables.
Steamed Puddings, pie-fillings, ready-to-mix pudding ingredients, canned Welsh rarebit, chicken a la king, baked beans, spaghetti in savory sauces, soups of all varieties and countless other aids are at your service to help you serve varied and appetizing meals however limited your time or culinary space.