The organ begins playing and we are encouraged by the promise of a brighter day in our kitchen. But what does that mean, exactly? Never fear, we will find out momentarily.
Cue the kitchen scene of Mrs. Jones at her table, furiously scribbling notes onto a notepad. Is it her income tax, the narrator wonders? No, she is trying to figure out her menu. It is a daunting task, as the lady standing in front of the giant calendar tells us. Today’s homemakers are responsible for over 1,000 meals every year. How can we figure out that many delicious and wholesome meals?? Once again, we can put our fears aside because the home economists for Beatrice [Dairy] Foods have done all of the hard work for us in their test kitchens.
And don’t forget that dairy is not only good for you, it is also a money saver, too!
And the organ keeps playing as the hostess of our film explains that each recipe is taste tested. By men, apparently, because they are the only ones who work at the plant except for the home economists. Oh, wait! The women’s clubs also volunteer to be taste testers, too! Unlike the men, the women get a nicely set table featuring floral arrangements and linens, china, and silverware from Marshall Field and Company <insert moment of silence for the destruction of Marshall Field here…but I’m not bitter>.
And the organ is still playing during the sad attempt at youthful humor played by someone who looks remarkably like the first Darrin Stevens.
As the organ keeps playing, we see a cool, calm, and collected Mrs. Jones standing at her stove dishing up a delicious dinner. Then we see Mrs. Jones and the children saying grace at the table. But is there no Mr. Jones?
Again, fear not. In the very last second of this highly educational film, we catch a glimpse of the back of Mr. Jones’ head.
And the organ played on…