But, I found this little gem at a garage sale today that I could hardly pass up. It definitely appealed to the kitschy in me.
|Pub. Date: 1950|
I know, right!? Good thing our family loves cottage cheese - because we'll be trying some of these dandies on the dinner table this summer.
This puts me in mind to inventory all my cookbooks. And why not do it for you? I'll take things slow, I promise.
|Pub. Date: 1958|
Oh yes, the ubiquitous Better Homes and Gardens Special Publications.
This tome is devoted to salads...not the lettuce-laden concoctions we know today, but recipes that instead include: Cranberry-Tokay Salad, Melon Polka-dot Mold, Fruited Ribbon Loaf, Pineapple in Emerald Wreath, Peppy Beet Salad, Perfection Salad, Cheese-Aspic Peaks...and MANY MORE!
|Pub. Date: 1978|
|Pub. Date: 1976|
Why pay scads of money for a trip to Mount Everest or the Australian outback or Delaware when you can have an adventure in your very own kitchen?? That's the angle Montgomery Ward was going for, I guess. This comprehensive cookbook contains a confusing Table of Contents - in alphabetical order. That explains why after browsing "Appetizers", "Beverages", "Breads/Sandwiches", "Cereal/Rice/Pasta", and "Cheese and Eggs", I am all of a sudden thrust into "Defrosting and Reheating".
This cookbook is a bit more liberal with the ingredient list (one recipe for "Avocado Voisin" consisting of eighteen items leads me to three questions: 1.) what is a voisin? and 2.) why are salt and white pepper listed twice? and 3.) what exactly does chef mean when s/he says 'few grains of salt and white pepper'?) Of particular interest is the "Cheese and Eggs" section - since I'd like to cut back on cereal spending, maybe I'll need to consult this section for breakfast ideas.
And that's all I've got for the Nostalgic Section. Hope you enjoyed it.
P.S. - This is just a small sample of my library. Just you wait.