Ladies Who Wish to Keep Their Spouses

A poem about the importance of cooking well, circa 1940 (possibly older) found in an old collection of Scottish recipies.

Obviously, times have changed… a lot!!!

LADIES WHO WISH TO KEEP THEIR SPOUSES

Ladies who wish to keep their spouses
Content and happy in their houses
Must learn that food to be a blessing
Must not be ruined in the dressing
It’s very nice to be good looking
But that will not excuse bad cooking
And men have got such funny natures
They’ll judge you on your beef and taters
So if you want to rule and lead them
You’ll do it if you nicely feed them.

 

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