Back in 1971, Peggy Treadwell (who sounds like someone out of Mad Men) published a the Working Couple’s Cookbook, which advocated togetherness in the kitchen (no doubt as a prelude to togetherness elsewhere in the home…). There are loads of ‘time-saving recipes’ and easy-to-do recipes, or you could just look at Craig Torlucci’ fab graphics.
I’m thinking there must be a companion/competing ‘back to the 70s’ cooking series to accompany BBC4’s Electric Dreams. I still remember the excitement of having Ice Magic for the first time. I think that was before pasta was invented (and Mrs Thatcher hadn’t yet snatched our milk).