Excerpted from “Foods, Nutrition and Home Management Manual,” Home Economics Circular No. 1 (revised), published by the Government of the Province of British Colombia in 1951.

(This was my mother’s old home economics book.)

Table of Measures

3 tsp.              = 1 TBSP.

12 TBSP         = 1 cup wet material (milk, water, etc.)

16 TBSP         = 1 cup dry material

2 cups            = 1 pint

2 pints           = 1 quart

4 quarts        = 1 gallon

8 quarts        = 1 peck (dry)

4 cups flour sifted once             = 1 pound

2 cups butter packed solid       = 1 pound

2 cups chopped meat                  = 1 pound

2-1/2 cups corn meal                  = 1 pound

3-1/2 cups Graham flour            = 1 pound

1-3/4 cups rice                                = 1 pound

5-1/2 cups rolled oats                  = 1 pound

2 cups granulated sugar              = 1 pound

2-2/3 cups brown sugar              = 1 pound

2-3/4 cups icing sugar                 = 1 pound

4-1/2 cups ground coffee           = 1 pound

3-1/2 cups cocoa                           = 1 pound

3 TBSP cocoa                                   = 1 square of chocolate

1 square baker’s chocolate         = 1 ounce

4 cups grated cheese                    = 1 pound

Juice of one lemon                        = 3 TBSP

1 cup uncooked rice                     = 3 cups cooked rice

1 cup cream                                      = 3 cups whipped cream