Items like old cookbooks might seem outdated and irrelevant in this day and age, but that simply isn't true.
Some of my favorite cookbooks are from the 1970s time period. To me cookbooks from that era have recipes that are based more on cooking from scratch than they are convenience or specialty foods.
To that end I would like to share a great resource with you.
The Internet Archive is a great place for looking up old cookbooks. There are multiple cookbooks on thrifty cooking as well, such as this one for Most for your Money cookbook.
Membership is free and you can even borrow books online for up to two weeks.
Of course this resource offers much more than just cookbooks, so be sure to check it out when you have some extra time.