Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Working Out the Kinks in Your Kitchen

Somehow, I don't think this pamphlet is about playing "You Really Got Me" while making your Sunday waffles.

Nope, it's all about the little things you, as a 1950's housewife, should know about food  to satisfy your family.  There are actually some good tips and tricks that still apply today.  Well, maybe not the one about calf's brains.
"Did you ever cut pockets in meat and fill with bread stuffing?" Did you ever fill your own pockets with meat and bread stuffing?  Makes for a great snack in a pinch or when stuck in traffic!

"Don't even associate with pork that has yellowish lumps in the fat." That's right don't even talk to it.
"Poultry should be killed at least eight hours before cooking." Unless the Governor calls.

I may actually try that asparagus in a coffee percolator trick. Save the water and use for coffee later!  Errr...maybe not.
"Vegetables added to soup too early in the cooking process will absorb the meat flavor, and you don't want that to happen." Because it's a crime against man and nature.
"Ever try pop corn on top of creamed soup?" Ever try creamed soup on top of pop corn?

"If you need some drops of lemon juice ram a fork  prong into the thing and squeeze out what you want." Use the same tactic on your enemies.

"Large knobbed lemons have less juice than sharpies". Well, maybe the king-sized ones.

"Poke a small clove in the sliced lemon to be used for tea, for that surprised look."

"Try a teaspoon of peanut butter in your next chocolate frosting. They won't track down the taste either."  The same is true for strychnine.

"To ruin a good banana refrigerate it." I don't think they're trying here. I can think of a lot more creative ways to ruin a banana.

"Smarty uses her ice cube trays for fudge." Well, good for Smarty. Want to know how I use my ice cube trays? To beat Smartys with.

"If you're going to make a flock of sandwiches , cream the butter first."  Flock of Sandwiches was a great 80's band.

"Sugar in a salt shaker is the answer to sugar cookies evenly." And a great gag when you serve corn on the cob.


  1. some of these are certainly questionable. what the heck is that one about moldy cheese and sugar (under "miscellaneous")? i've never heard of such a thing, but now i'm wishing i had some moldy cheese to try it out.

    1. I never throw out moldy cheese. Just cut off the outside. Fresh cheese inside!

    2. we have a friend who once called them "flavor spots," haha, and now we always joke about cutting off the flavor spots.

  2. Hmmm - haunting the tea. That could be fun. But where does one find a man sized orange?

  3. I can just imagine the mould growing little legs and moving over to the sugar cube!

    1. Pretty sure that is in fact the scientific explanation.


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