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Pizza Bagels Part 2, Kiwi Sorbet, Thrifty Finds

Wow, I’m really getting a lot of blog mileage with the pizza bagels this week. We had four bagels left to use up so I made them again. This time, I topped them with the Vegan Gourmet Monterey Jack Cheeze, soysage, onions, and fresh jalapeno slices. They were very tasty. Rob dropped his pizza bagel while eating it and got a huge pizza sauce stain on his clean shirt. Why am I telling you this? Because for once, it wasn’t me! Just wanted it noted for the record πŸ˜€

Pizza Bagels

Here’s a repeat of one our favorite desserts in the spring and summer – Rachel’s Kiwi Sorbet from her Coconut Lime Blog. Caputo’s had a great deal on kiwis…a container with just over 2 lbs. for only $1.99.

Kiwi Sorbet

Here are some of the books I picked up this past weekend at two different library book sales. I love library book sales because the prices are usually great and the proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library. Both sales I went to had the same pricing structure….softcovers were 50Β’ each and hardcovers were $1 unless otherwise marked. Those are my kind of prices! πŸ˜€ I only spent $13 for 20 books!!!

Rob spotted the Zabars book. Yay! I love going to Zabars when I visit NYC. I’ve never seen the Culinary Arts Chinese Recipes for the Food Processor book before. It’s from 1978. The book without writing on the front (i.e. missing the dust jacket) is a neat cookbook called San Francisco Firehouse Favorites from 1965.

Thrifty Finds - Books

Can you believe I didn’t own Diet for a Small Planet? Neither can I! LOL. I was really excited to find two different Sourdough Cookbooks. The booklet on the far left in the bottom row has a nifty title: The Impoverished Students’ Book of Cookery, Drinkery, & House Keepery (1967).

Thrifty Finds - Books

On the bottom row, the book on the far left is from The St. Louis Art Museum. I’ve been there before and it’s a really nice museum. The Metro Chicago Almanac is from 1991 so some of the information is outdated. However, it does have a wealth of Chicago history which I enjoy learning about.

The Furniture You Can Make book is from 1971. It has a lot of cool retro furniture projects. Unfortunately, our move coupled with the lack of space in the rental have put our household projects on hold until we can buy here. Hopefully our Michigan place will sell soon. Please keep your fingers crossed for us!

Thrifty Finds - Books

I’ll post some more of my thrifty book finds from the library book sales in my next post.

Hope you have a lovely day πŸ˜€

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  • Sara March 22, 2007, 10:57 am

    Wow…look at all those books! That’s a real steal Emmy. As for spilling, in my house it’s always me, never Scott. Last night I think I wore more dinner than I ate…

  • melody March 22, 2007, 12:14 pm

    Great cookbook score!!

    The pizza bagels look good too!

  • bazu March 22, 2007, 3:14 pm

    woah what a stash of books! I can’t wait to see any recipes that come from them! Oooh, and that kiwi sorbet looks divine. I wish I could get some good deals on kiwis!

  • Popcorn March 22, 2007, 4:28 pm

    Oooh I love older cookbooks. You never know what gem you’ll uncover. Can’t wait to see what recipes you choose!

  • Aurora's Mom March 22, 2007, 5:03 pm

    I’ve never read Diet for a Small Planet. I keep meaning to check it out from the library, but I keep forgetting to….now I will make a point of it!

    That sorbet looks really tasty…I love kiwi!

  • judy March 22, 2007, 6:49 pm

    Wow! I am constantly amazed by the books that you find and subsequently buy at thrift stores and estates sales and such. You must have huge bookshelves!

    Kiwi sorbet, hmm…sounds interesting.

  • pinknest March 22, 2007, 9:39 pm

    kiwi sorbet! yumm. i like to muddle kiwis with vodka. πŸ™‚

  • K March 22, 2007, 10:17 pm

    SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at those recipe books. That’s just fantastic. You have no equal, Emmy.

    Those pizza bagels look amazing! I loooooooooove pizza bagels. Always have. Used to make them all the time for a snack back in my Skokie daze… It’s a Jewish thing, or at least a Midwestern 1970s-era Jewish thing!

    Love the story you shared about Rob’s droppin’ the bagel… that stuff always happens to ME, too. Poor Rob! “Note it for the record” – LOL Emmy…

    Hope YOU have a lovely day! πŸ™‚

  • Twisted Cinderella March 23, 2007, 7:23 am

    The bagel pizza’s look yummy and all those books make me want to head downtown to a used book store!

  • Vivacious Vegan March 23, 2007, 6:33 pm

    I like your version of pizza bagels. They look quick and easy and perfect for summer. It’s been really hot here lately and I’m looking for food like that. Right now it’s 7:30 at night and it’s 74 degrees. So I haven’t felt much like cooking. As a matter of fact, tonight I had a huge bowl of steamed green beans and 2 slices of French bread with EB.

  • Diann March 23, 2007, 9:05 pm

    The pizzas are so cute and the kiwi sorbet looks really refreshing – can’t wait to try that! And more books – yay!

  • johanna March 27, 2007, 7:10 pm

    pizza bagels… yummmmmmm

    great books.