Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Vintage Recipe Thursday - Meal planning in the 60's

Recipe file: 1972
Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook: 1963
Recipes & Notes: 1962 - 1976

I love writing about my recipes and the many memories I have of cooking with my mother and two grandmothers.
The Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, published in 1963 is one of the ones my mother and I would browse through just for a few ideas for the week's menu plan. We studied the grocery store sales sheets from the newspaper and then figured out the week's activities and then what the meals would be.
All thrifty and invaluable training that served me well throughout my married life feeding a husband and three sons.
The wooden recipe box was my project while my husband was in the Air Force, stationed at Kunsan AFB, Korea in 1972. I typed (on a real typewriter, no less!) my favorite recipes from my mother, grandmothers and friends.
One recipe is New Orlean Casserole, just a simple recipe of my grandmother Jean.
The note is from my grandmother Mother "B" that says, "January 21, 1976 - Karen sweet relish is delicious. We loved it with our bacon and eggs for breakfast - Love, Mama "B"
Yes... relish for breakfast -- I think sort of a West Texas tradition.
Here is a recipe from my mother that she got from her friend Betty from England. This was during my parents' early married days.

Betty's Pancakes
3 1/2 c. flour
5 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. milk
6 tbsp. melted butter
6 tbsp. sugar

Just mix all of this in the order it is listed.
I just made this recipe this week.
They're wonderful!

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A little addition: Don't think that these are all of the recipes I have.
I have several recipes files, three-ring binders full of recipes, plus approximately 200 cookbooks.
I can't part with a one of them!