For the record and this has not been brought up, all of the pictures that are listed come from yours truly. I buy the books from ebay, thrift stores, used book stores. I look through them and put a sticky tab on what I want to scan and then I scan them. I straighten and crop, rinse and repeat.
As you can see, I am going to be a busy woman. I've only just begun!
Without any further delay, I'm going to do what I do best.
|Betty Crocker's Good and Easy Cookbook, 1954.|
|Shout out to whomever had the initials "K.R.L." who was either gifted or bought this book on September 6, 1975. I had just hit my first birthday. I love, love, love finding things like this!|
|What a fine breakfast feast! Cereal with various fruits, what looks like gruel with a blood clot on top of it. Orange juice served all fancy in a glass, fake fruit in the background and probably fake grapes. Come and git it!|
|This is a shopping list I found in the book. I hope K.R.L. was able to find everything she needed.|
|Alright, time to save a few lives here. There are so many bad things being suggested on this page that my head is about to do an Exorcist spin. First off, not a good idea to let sauce sit out overnight. Hello bacteria catcher and who knows what bugs are going to get in it. Unless you are providing food for ants or roaches, have at it and let that sauce fester. Let's get into the food tips shall we? Meat and poultry should be put on the grill upon removal from the refrigerator. If it's cooked right and not sitting out for hours with the overnight settled sauce, then it can be flavorful and have that moist tenderness Betty is touting. Fire tips: Since most men like to grill, what defines "plenty of fuel"? Eyebrow singing? If the meat doesn't taste like lighter fluid then it's not enough? I'm not being sexist, but how many women do you see douse several bottles of lighter fluid on the coals? We dainty ladies like our propane grills. Start the coals an hour ahead? HUH? Betty Crocker, you give BAD advice! But because the name Betty Crocker says it's right, then it must be!|
|As one of the world's biggest mayophobe, I am going to agree to disagree on mayo being the best choice for anything. Even head lice. I'd sooner pick the nits out of my kids' hair then slob their tresses with a jar of mayonnaise.|
|Does unusual mean good or does it mean bad? It's hard to tell with these pictures.|
|Grab your skin suit and some lipstick. We have tuckaway meat loaf. Throw in some Silence of the Lambs and enjoy those barbecued beefies!|
|Mmmmm cake..Not complaining too much here, but before adding the swirls with light, sweeping strokes, maybe a glob of frosting between the top two layers? Okay, go back to swirling with light, sweeping, strokes.|
|Taco Bell can suck it! The first Taco Bell franchise was opened in 1964, ten years after this book was published. That's right. Taco Bell did not come up with the Fourth Meal after all.|
Until next time!!