Meat in the Meal for Health Defense

12 01 2008

Meat in the Meal for Health Defense
Illustration by John Howard
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

Make the meat in your meals Moffat’s Manteca Fed Beef

Continuing with the theme of pleasing one’s husband through food, here’s another winning recipe book, Meat in the Meal for Health Defense, from 1942. The cookbook offers a range of thrifty recipes sure to make one’s man cheer.

Recipes include: Frankfurter Salad Bowl, Defense Scrapple, Bacon Waffles, Meat Stuffed Potatoes, and, of course, lots of steaks and chops, with generous proportions to please the men!!

This unique illustration (complete with flat, ribbon arms) was by John Howard (a Life magazine illustrator).

See the full cover illustration, including the happy male recipients of this meaty meal…

See more Dishes Men Like (from 1952)…

And a message from the National Live Stock and Meat Board

For more vintage cookbooks and recipes, see the flickr group Vintage Cookbooks

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10 Cakes Husbands Like Best

12 01 2008

10 Cakes Husbands Like Best
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

From Spry’s Recipe Round-Up!

Spry Vegetable Shortening (an early competitor to Crisco and marketed by the Lever Brothers), sponsored a series of radio programs (30s-50s) called “Aunt Jenny’s Real Life Stories,” ending each show with a recipe (featuring Spry as a primary ingredient, of course!)

I’ve found several cookbooks and advertisements extolling the virtues of Spry, including this delightful recipe book, 10 Cakes Husbands Like Best, with a message from Aunt Jenny inside.

More about Aunt Jenny

And about Aunt Jenny’s Real Life Stories

For more vintage cakes, see the flickr pool Birthday Cakes of the Past.