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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pulling the Ole' Switcharoo (Recipe Cards #24)

I know you all were expecting another Southern Living book today. I'm only a third of the way through those books and I saw the lonely recipe card boxes and figured it was time to throw together another recipe card post. You don't think I actually PLAN what I am going to make my topic ahead of time about do you? Usually it involves me going through a book a few times before I scan and usually that is done within a day or two. I can't give away all of my secrets, now can I?

Instead of one set, they all were looking at me forlornly through their wee little dandelion yellow boxes. Really, all but three sets are in yellow boxes and I didn't realize that until I wrote that sentence. Since they are all loved and in need of attention, I picked a few from the 1971 Betty Crocker set, 1973 Curtin Publicantions, 1972 Dinner is Served, and a 1978 Better Homes and Gardens card.

Enjoy! 

Brussels Sprouts and Tomatoes. There seems to be nothing wrong with this, but at the same time there is nothing right about it either.
This could mean a lot of things. There's an intintricately carved piggy that would imply the "Piggybank" part of  the recipe. There's pounds of pork mixed within. And it's broke food, hence the category.
The "gang" oughta be most appreciative of this.
What are we trying to hide here? It does look better with the elephant blocking the view.
"Victor" could be the name of the creative individual who thought of a recipe using the bottom part of the celery bunch, beef bouillon, Italian dressing, and a few pimientos, leaving the leaves of the celery as a garnish to remind said calorie counter of how bland and plain a life of trying to stay slim really is.
Children should have dreams when they make this. Just not of cheese, bacon, and a life of statin drugs.
This was the first thing I learned to make in Home Economics, 8th grade, 1987. I guess we all have to start our culinary talents somewhere.
I cannot think of "tuck-ins" without this coming to my mind first: 
I really can't be the only one.
Why waste time and energy on two pots when you can only use one:
The less dishes the merrier!
Those kind of look like doughnuts to me.
BRILLIANT! If I am going to eat outside after cooking inside, this doesn't look like something worth swatting flies and bees away. I'll just get stung if that's what it takes.
This epitomizes a family reunion that nobody wants to go to but has to in order to play nice.
With all the figs and dried fruit this should ensure mobility of the colon for many years to come.
That about sums it up.
Candies, no? Crap? Yes.
This must be the new animal the Southern Homemaker would like "them" to invent. Mission accomplished. Ask and ye shall receive.
This looks surprisingly normal. Looks can be deceiving though. With these Dinner is Served cards, you better have dinner on the table by 6 pm. There's a schedule and you will rue the day it isn't followed.
Pepper + Steak = Pepper Steak. That's too easy.
Bechhhhhhhamel. It sounds as phlegmy as it looks. Bechhhhhhhhhamel.
Is it? Do we know for certain because it can easily be this:
Beneath this fluted crust and smattering of parsley lies something that should be hid. Many things, actually. Ground beef, onions, catsup (not ketchup), cottage cheese, and sour cream. Sometimes what is unseen should remain that way.
Swedish meatballs just stopped being something nasty. The other two dishes leave something to be desired.
Looks like beef not tuhds, looks like beef not tuhds. All true until my son pointed and said "Tuhds"
Are you thinking what I am thinking?
Hope you enjoyed the diversion.

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