Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cooking it up 50’s Style

I inherited my Grandmother’s old cookbooks when my sister was cleaning out some thing she found in their garage.  I haven’t gotten around to looking at them until now.

Most of them have a published date of 1950


They have little extras in them like “Note: These are delightfully salty.”

Isn’t that delightful?

Cookies to Mold 50's cookbook

And fun illustrations.

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This one is from 1976:


My son laughed and said “Men like all foods”.

A ward cookbook that is approximately 60 years old.


and an unidentified one that needs more TLC than the others:


I am looking for suggestions on how to best repair these.  A lot have un-attached covers, and of course there is the last one, which I fear is a lost cause.  In the mean time, they will likely live in a binder in sheet protectors, but I definitely intend to use them.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Photo Re-cap of What I’ve been up to (instead of updating my blog <sigh>)


Preparing for an emergency, just in case:

Water, 72 hr. food kits x7, 72 hr. emergency and ‘bug out’ kits  x7 (1 extra for my Man at work)




and a lot of things that were MORE FUN Smile





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I grew a Mandrake! Open-mouthed smile

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I am extremely satisfied with how well my garden did this year, after having such a difficult time getting things to grow in western Washington.  I still have a little more canning to do with the end of season tomatoes and peppers.  It makes me sad that it’s almost time to prepare the garden for winter.

Summer also marks ‘birthday season’ for my little family with 5/6 of us having birthdays within a month of each other, so it’s pretty much a constant party.  (I guess we didn’t plan so well hehe).

In addition to gardening, canning, enjoying the sun and dirt, etc.  I have also been engulfed in studying history.  Specifically the 14th-16th centuries.  I’m completely absorbed some days.  A lot, actually.  I love it!  More on that later.

Sorry I’ve been gone so long.  The time just kind of slips away when you’re having fun!