Safeway's Fourth of July Patio Picnic Menu

Welcome to 1962!  This menu comes from the Safeway's Meal Planner cookbook, a gift from a reader. SAFEWAY'S Fourth of July Patio Picnic MenuJust For YOU.. ....more

Safeway's Fourth of July Patio Picnic Menu

Welcome to 1962!  This menu comes from the Safeway's Meal Planner cookbook, a gift from a reader. SAFEWAY'S Fourth of July Patio Picnic MenuJust For YOU.. ....more

WWII: Mock Fried Egg and Wheatmealies

Eating For Victory: Healthy Home Front Cooking on War Rations [reprinted WWII instruction leaflets, 2007] ...more

Pear Flip

Yet another delight from The Better Homes and Gardens Blender Cook Book [1971].  I... I am still working myself up to the drink with sauerkraut and tomato soup.  Pear Flip1 12-ounce can pineapple juice ...more

WWII: Pigs in Clover and Honey Oatmeal Buns

Usually, the WWII rationing recipes are horrid.  It is to the point where the mention of WWII food brings a certain terrified glint to Husband's eye.  He is really a terribly good sport.  Besides, after the aspic, any comparison is bound to be advantageous ....more

Spiced Prune Drink

Better Homes and Gardens Blender Cook Book [1971]I will now admit that I have never actually drunk prune juice before now.  This is terrible, because all know it to be a warrior's drink.  ...more

Stuffed Cubed Steaks, Beet Soup, Swedish Hardtack

This menu is compiled from 500 Wartime Recipes, an American booklet on rationing from WWII. Before now, I have always done British recipes. Having compared the two, I can say that the Brits had it a lot worse, culinarily speaking. I have heard that is usually the case though ....more

Cress grown on a bit of flannel

Ministry of Food War Cookery Leaflet Number 14 Grow your own! Even if you have no garden, you can have fresh-picked parsley or mustard and cress, for these both grow well in window-boxes or flower-pots. Or mustard and cress can be grown on damp flannel. Remember--the fresher the better for you--and the better the flavor! ...more

Plain Swiss (Suet) Pudding

Things A Lady Would Like To Know [1876]True love, like the eye, can bear no flaw. --Laveter.Once again showing a lamentable taste in quotations, we proceed, at last, to the long-awaited suet pudding. Queen Victoria, like most Victorians, had a basic distrust of vegetables. Her Majesty in particular lived on a diet made up almost entirely of beef and puddings. ...more