Monday, April 30, 2018

Mocktail Monday: Roots & Fruits

It's Mocktail Monday again (How does it get here so quickly?) and we have an easy, alcohol-free drink to sip during business hours. 5:00 will be here before you know it!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Creative Cooking with Aluminum Foil

Are you in the mood to do some creative cooking? Do you have a roll of aluminum foil? You're all set! These recipes, from 1967's Reynolds Wrap Creative Cooking with aluminum foil, will provide a jumping off point for endless foil-wrapped possibilities! If you find yourself troubled by the waste created by said foil, wash it and reuse it - I won't tell!

"To begin with" (the name of the section in the book), we have appetizers. Eleanor Lynch, Director of Home Economics for the Reynolds Metal Company, instructs that you can prepare these ahead of time, "arrange them on a foil-covered cookie sheet, cover with foil and refrigerate." It's imperative that lots of foil is involved.

Planning a girl's night? Afraid your dunce of a husband or other inept family members might starve? Here are some foil wrapped meals they can't screw up! I hope none of them are vegetarians - they'd be out of luck.

You don't think Eleanor would dream of skipping dessert, do you? Here we have Tell-Your-Neighbor Cake, topped with Beat 'n' Eat Frosting. It says the silver dragees are optional, but only if you're a slacker who shirks cake decorating duty. Otherwise they're mandatory!

Bon appetit!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Mocktail Monday: Vanilla-Cherry Spring

It's Mocktail Monday and we're kicking off the week with an easy springtime treat! Let's hope the warm weather holds out - I'm loving it!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Glendora Stumbles Down Memory Lane

Our favorite cousin is back and she even has her own brand new animated intro! Play the video and learn what she liked to drink back in her pre-Franzia days, when Daddy forgot to lock the liquor cabinet...

Monday, April 16, 2018

Mocktail Monday: Strawberry Coconut Cooler

It's Mocktail Monday and today's drink is like springtime in a glass! It's a good thing, too, since it certainly doesn't resemble spring in any other way around here. Rain, rain, go away!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Mocktail Monday: Banana Blast from the Past

It's Mocktail Monday and today's drink will whisk you back to childhood, with a dose of sweetness in liquid form! Have a fabulous week!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Quick Dishes for the Woman in a Hurry

It's been awhile since I've shared vintage recipes here. My schedule has been a little crazy. Good thing I found my copy of Quick Dishes for the Woman in a Hurry, brought to us by the home economists at the Culinary Arts Institute (not dated, but we can safely assume 1950s), purchased originally for 39 cents at Shop Rite. Here are a few recipes to peruse if you're also in a hurry. The omlet with orange juice is particularly intriguing - let me know if you try that one!

Bon appetit!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Glendora's Got to Go! Put a Stop to Bad Behavior

Glendora is a lovely person, but she can also be a handful. So much drama! We're happy to give her a little TLC, but give her an inch and she'll take a mile. Fortunately we have recipes to soothe your nerves while dealing with guests who take advantage of your hospitality. Fix yourself a lovely libation and let them solve their own problems!

Monday, April 2, 2018