Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Show And Tell . . .

Welcome to another . . .

Take a look at this recipe book
that belonged to my mother.
The copyright is 1947, one year
before my parents were married.
I remember my mother using this a lot
when I was growing up.
I also remember thinking how yellowed and old
the pages looked.

The food pictures are very retro.

There are so many categories.

I love to read these handwritten
recipes that Mother wrote on the blank pages.

Here are a few of the unusual recipes.
Anyone in the mood for Creamed Lamb?

Or maybe you would prefer
Scalloped Fish and Lima Beans.


Becky K. said...

No thanks to the fish and lima beans.

Lima beans would be fine.
But fish is not one of my favorites.

Hubby would say just the opposite.

However, cookbooks are so much fun.

Becky K.

Darlene said...

I think I can pass on those recipes you I think that is such a treasure to have that old cookbook. How neat!

Cindy said...

Old family cookbooks are a treasure! Those recipes are a hoot. Lima beans are one veggie I cannot eat! Also have to admit I have never eaten lamb. It just doesn't sound good to me. However, I'm sure there are some fantastic recipes in that book!
I enjoy your "show and tell Fridays."

Opie Dawn said...

What a great treasure! I really liked seeing grandmas notes photo...I have letters, and cards from her that I like to look at from time to time...good memories!

April :-)

Sweet Tea said...

It seems odd to think of food as being "retro", but you're totally right. Recipes seem to have a certain life span then new ones appear. Remember when everyone made Jello Salad all the time? I can't remember when the last time I've eaten that.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Carol, How neat that you have that. I just love the pictures in old books, and I always love it when I run across a recipe written in my mother's handwriting. laurie

Kari said...

I like this post! I love the handwritten recipes in the back. So neat =) ...but those recipes..ugh! People's tastes were different back then! haha

tincanlily said...

Creamed lamb, I think I will politely say no thank you. You must really treasure that cookbook. I have a lot of cookbooks. My husband has more, he likes to cook on Sundays. I will admit that I find most of my recipes online, but I still love to sit and look through our collection. Glad to see 35 days until spring!

Patsy said...

I love reading and looking at my mother and Grandmothers cookbooks.