Easy-Do Parties Electrically

16 02 2008

Easy-Do Parties Electrically
by Marguerite Fenner, PG&E, 1960.
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

How does one achieve that “Relaxed Party-Giving Feeling”?

Live Better… Electrically!!!

Throwing parties is a breeze with this entertaining little cookbook, written by Marguerite Fenner, and published in 1960 by Milliken Publishing Company for PG&E’s Home Economics Department.

Although, if you look at this cover illustration, it is hard to determine whether Suzy Homemaker’s electric appliances are responsible for her carefree attitude, or because hubby/pool boy has been drafted into service preparing the froofy electric blender smoothies.

Try this tasty number — Fresh Pineapple Mint Splash!
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
3 oranges, peeled and cut
1/4 pound after-dinner mints
1/2 cup water
1 cup chipped ice

Put all ingredients except ice in container. Cover and liquefy at low speed. Add ice and run at high speed until ice is melted. If too thick, add more ice or water. Makes about 4 servings.

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Let’s Eat Outdoors

15 01 2008

Milk Coolers for Outdoor Fun
Illustrator unknown
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

28 pages of Recipes and Ideas for Outdoor Eating

Enjoy recipes and ideas for picnics, barbecues, patio parties and camping in this circa 50s cook book.

Recipes include milk coolers from the American Dairy Association, cakes and spam cakes from Betty Crocker, flapjacks from Karo Syrup, Café Cuba with Nescafé from Nestlé, and Nippy Cheese Dip from McCormick-Schilling.

See more delectable dishes perfect for outdoor eating

For more vintage cooking selections, visit my Vintage Cookbooks flickr set or the Vintage Cookbooks flickr pool…