Congress authorizes all US currency and coins to say "In God We Trust"
No-iron Dacron introduced. Alright!
New at the market - Pillsbury Chocolate Angel Food Cake Mix- "you love it in white... now Pillsbury has it in chocolate too!"
Now, speaking of chocolate cakes, I made my very first from scratch two layer chocolate cake and homemade chocolate icing. The icing has a raw egg in it, so hopefully that will be alright. The recipe came from my Better Homes and Garden. It is really yummy and I am proud of myself. I know that cake mixes are available now, but I have heard that the early ones were not very good. Although the cake mixes from 2009 always make such a light fluffy cake, but I think a good housewife/homemaker would have made it from scratch. In fact, I would have probably been making them since I was a young adult or teen or actually helped my mother when I was young. Anyway, I am proud of it. I am glad it is living happing on my 1950s aluminum cake pan.
My vintage friend stopped by today and gave me this! I am quite excited, I know I have a few patterns already, but i really like the collar on this one. Tomorrow is sewing day for me, so I was glad to recieve this today. I am going to try it tomorrow as well as the dressing gown pattern I showed yesterday. It was a very 1955 moment when she dropped by. I was in the kitchen, knee deep in eggs and butter and cocoa powder. She, as promised, came in vintage. It was one of those, 'neighbors dropping by unexpectedly' moments. I set my batter aside, put some coffee on and we sat down for a good gossip. We both promised to work on our sewing tomorrow.
We took a walk today and I had a skirt on from my grocery shopping, but I put on trousers. I think it would be right and actually with my wide leg trousers and my vintage hair, I looked quite 40's. Having been a young wife in the late 40's I would have some layover habits, and wearing trousers would be one. Not when I go to stores or somthing important, though.
Tonight is movie night. We are going over to our friends with the wall tv to watch, All that heaven allows with Rock Hudson. I will wear a dress and hat and gloves for this occasion. I was promised popcorn during and afterwards cards, possible something jello and cocktails, of course. I mean, it is saturday night. What I really want to find is a place to go dancing. I am going to see if there is a place for Hubby and I to learn old dancing. We have talked about it before, and this would be a good year for it. Especially if we do it with a couple of other couples. How wonderful to be swingin it in vintage gear! Any excuse to show off one of my new hats, right?
This will be a short blog today, I am afraid. The weekends seem busier, as hubby is here. We had our walk and then dinner. Now we are getting ready for the night out. I am going to post my proposed cleaning schedule tomorrow for the coming week. I baked my cake today, so that is hubby's sweet for his lunch until mid-week. Then, not sure what to try next.
I hope everyone in the future is having a fine time, here in 1955 it has been a nice busy saturday with the hope of some vintage fun ahead.