Friday, August 19, 2011
One recipe that caught my eye was the Ritz Cracker Sandwiches.
I love this recipe, it's simple and perfect for mom's that are multitasking. Almost like the 1942 version of a Lunchable. Just goes to show that not all the recipes grandma made were complex and not suitable for our hectic lifestyles.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Today's cookbook is no different. The Third Presbyterian Cook Book and Household Directory (Chester, Pennsylvania, 1917) includes almost 300 pages of helpful advice and recipes for the women of the Chester community. In addition, a multitude of ads provides a virtual "phone book" of places that the lady of the house may want to visit to purchase supplies of services.
Consider the following ad complete with the board of director's names and some ideas about the nature of women and men.
The recipe for today is from the "Cookery for the Sick" section of this cookbook. While some of the recipes seem questionable as "curative" foods like Hamburg Steak, Cocoa and Chocolate Cream, others are pretty standard for the day, like Beef Tea, Milk and Rice Gruel and Soft Boiled Egg.