## Liberal Table With High Prices

Table IV shows the expenditure in a summer home in the mountains. In this case no effort was made to reduce expense by excluding articles desired, but true economy was practiced in careful planning of meals and in utilizing all material.

### Table IV. Expenditure During The Summer Of 1903, In A Mountain Town In New England, Some Miles From A Railroad

 Lbs. Proteid Fat Carbohyd'te Fish.. 44.5 5 9345 2.057 ... Meats... 83 88 24.259 25 9495 ... Soups... 4. .088 022 ... 3 5 .0805 .1065 2.6735 Dairy... 343 1 13.616 49 681 14.354 Cereals............. 28. 2.3775 3615 19 099 Bakeries........... 16. 1 353 1.327 10 597 Sugar and starches 151 16 11.680 3.719 116 717 Fruits... 87. 564 .303 11.349 Vegetables... 250.5 8.915 3.775 36.06 293 Days (1 person) 1011.64 68.866 87.444 210.8495 Each day per pers'n 3.45 lbs. 106 5 grams 3.76 oz. 135.17 grams 4.78 oz. 326.1 grams 11.51 oz.

Total cost, \$114.14. Cost per day, per person, \$0.39. The number of meals served was 878. This is taken as equivalent to 293 days for one person.

The prices of some of the chief articles of food are given here.

Beef roast___ 20 cents per pound.

Beef steak.. . . 28 " " ".

Lamb roast... 18 " " ".

Lamb chops . 25 " " ".

Veal " . 20 " " ".

Chicken....... 25 " " ".

Fowl..........20 " " ".

Halibut..... .. 16 " " ".

Salmon.......30 cents per pound.

Potatoes 20 and 25 cents per peck.

Cream.........25 cents per quart.

Milk........... 5 " " ".

Butter.......28 " " pound.

Eggs. ..28 and 30 cents per dozen.

The following tables give in detail the weight and composition of the various food used.

### Fish

 Lbs. Prot. Fat Carb. Mackerel ___ 12 1/2 1 275 .525 .. Salmon... 4 .612 .356 ... Halibut...................... 6 918 .264 8 1/4 .693 .0165 Dressed Cod.... 2 .222 .004 Lobster...... 1 1/2 0835 .003 Blue fish...... 2 1/4 .225 .0135 Cod (salt).......................... 3 .762 .009 Herring... 2 224 .078 Sardines........................... 4 .92 .788 44.5 5.9345 2.057 ...

### Meats

 Lbs. Prot. Fat Carb. Steak.. 14 1/4 3.405 1.4535 Lamb.. 12 3/4 7 006 9.799 Veal............................... 4 3/4 954 .357 Chicken... 13 7/8 2.984 .346 Pork(salt)... 1 1/2 .106 1.002 Ham... 14 3/4 2.978 3.304 Fowl.. 2 1/2 .482 .407 Bacon... 4 1/2 4.095 2.6685 Lard... 5 5.000 Sl. Ham............................ 1 .192 .162 Pot. Ham.......................... 1 095 .1705 Chicken........ ...... 1 128 .014 Corn beef.......................... 4 1.052 .748 Dried beef... 1 .392 054 Tongue,Ox... 2 .390 .464 83.88 24.259 25.9495

### Soup

 Lbs. Prot. Fat Carb. Julienne... 1 .027 Tomato............................ 2 036 .022 .... Corn... 1 .025 4 .088 .022

### Dried Fruit

 Lbs. Prot. Fat Carb. Seed raisins......... 3 .078 .099 2.283 Citron... 1/2 .0025 .0075 .3905 3 1/2 .0805 .1065 2.6735

### Dairy

 Lbs. Prot. Fat Carb. Eggs... 27 6 3 643 3.312 .... 120 qts. milk .. ....... 240 7 920 9 60 12 00 19 1/4 qts.cream. 38.5 962 7.022 1.732 Cheese ...... ........ 3 .751 .847 .622 Butter........................ 34. .34 28.9 343.1 13.616 49.681 14.354

### Cereals

 Lbs. Prot. Fat Carb. Rice.. 4 1/2 .126 .004 1/2 1.098 Wheat. .................................................... 4 .484 .072 3 008 Sh. Wheat... 1 .105 .014 .779 Farina... 1 .11 .014 .763 Corn Meal. 12 1.104 .228 9 048 Hominy . 3 1/2 .290 1/2 .021 2.765 Rice Fl..... 2 .158 .008 1.638 28 2.377 1/2 .361 1/2 19.099

### Bakeries

 Lbs. Prot. Fat Carb. U. Biscuits 2 .196 .182 1.462 Bread ....... 6 .486 .414 3.252 Gin. Snaps___. . 2 .130 .172 1.52 Van. Cr. 1 .066 .140 .716 Mis. Cookies.. 2 .134 .192 1.448 Water Cr. 2 .234 .10 1.514 Saltines.. 1 .106 .127 .685 16 1.352 1.327 10.597

### Sugars And Starches

 Lbs. Prot. Fat Carb. 2 qts. Molasses.................... 6 .144 4.158 Sugar................ ........ 40 40. 1 gal. Svrup....... 8 11.016 Maccaroni.............. 1 .402 .027 2.223 S. D. Flour........................ 70 7.70 .63 42.08 F. M. Flour 15 2.07 .285 10.785 Rye Flour. ...... 3 .204 .027 2.361 Spaghetti .............. 2 .242 .008 1.526 Honey.. 2 .008 1.624 Chocolate... 2 1/2 322 1.217 .657 Almonds... 1 2/3 .588 1.525 .287 151 1/6 11.680 3.719 116 717

### Fruit

 Lbs. Prot. Fat Carb. Oranges... 3 .024 .006 .348 Lemons... 6 .06 .024 .510 Currants... 1 .015 ... .128 Raspberries... 1 .017 .01 126 Melons (12)................ 12 .036 ... 552 5 doz. peaches... 7 05 ... .03 Apples... 25 .100 .125 3.550 Plums... 2 .02 ... .402 Bananas... 1 1/2 .019 .009 55 Box berries... 1 .017 .01 .126 Grapes... 5 .065 .08 .960 3 pears... 1/2 .003 .002 .071 2 pineapples... 4 .016 .012 .388 3 canteloupes... 3 .009 .138 Canned peaches.. 4 .028 .004 .432 Pears... 1 .003 .003 .180 Cherries... 4 .044 .004 .844 Qr.Mar... 2 .012 .002 1.690 Quince... 2 .014 .002 .216 Currants... 2 .012 .012 .108 87 .564 .305 11.349

### Vegetables

 Lbs. Prot. Fat Garb. Sweet Pot... 31 .93 .656 13.051 Beets... 30 .480 .03 2.910 Potatoes.. 82 1/2 2.062 .26 5 430 Peas... 29 2.03 1.18 4.901 Beans... 5 .115 .15 .370 Squashes ...... 2 .028 .01 .180 Cabbages.... 10 .160 .30 .560 Tomatoes... 20 .18 .08 .780 Carrots... 2 .022 .008 .186 Olives.............................. 1 .008 .202 .08 Mushrooms... 2 .07 .008 .136 Baked beans... 20 1.38 .800 3.920 Asparagus Tips... 10 .210 .330 .220 Corn... 1 .031 .011 .197 Split Peas.. 4 .984 .04 2.480 Dried beans... 1 .225 .015 .659 250.5 8.915 4.08 36.060

As an example of fairly attractive menus with low priced foods, the following extract from Bulletin No. 129 of the Office of Experiment Station, U. S. Department of Agriculture, by Miss Bertha M. Terrill, may be of- interest: