Thursday, January 15, 2009

15 January 1955, "west germany, meat loaf, and a girdle"

15 Jan. 1955:U.S.S.R. ends state of war with German Federal Republic, thus the Soviet Union recognized the sovereignty of West Germany.

I promised the meatloaf recipe I used, so here it is:

1950's Betty Crocker cookbook:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 egg, beaten

1 cup of milk

3 pieces of soft white bread, torn into small pieces

1/4 cup chopped onion

3/4 tsp.

salt 1/4 tsp. pepper

1/4 tsp.celery salt

1/4 tsp. garlic salt

1 tbsp. ketchup

1 tbsp. horseradish (I added more as I love horseradish)

1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

(I also added 2 tbs. brown sugar)

Heat oven to 350°F. Mix all ingredients thoroughly. For better browning, shape into loaf in shallow baking pan. Bake 1 1/2 hours or until done.

Here is a new girdle I just won on ebay. I am excited. My vintage friend called me today and we went vintage shopping online. She got a new girdle as well and some seamed stockings. I also got this great peignor. The pic is from ebay so, no, I don't have a creepy mannequin I keep my clothes on.

Again, a busy day. I find myself becoming more engrossed in the normalcy of a 1955 day (or my proximity there of) that I keep forgetting to blog. So, here I am again at the end of the day. Music, television, food, clothes, discussions, so much of my isolated days are 1955 that it can feel quite real. Especially when I have music on or a vintage radio show while vacuuming and cleaning with my vintage tools. Or, just the normalcy of putting my stockings on by hooking them to garters in the morning. It is funny how quickly we, as humans, become accostomed to things. I, by nature now, grab a hat, adjust it in the mirror, get my bag and gloves and reapply lipstick before leaving. It is only when I enter the grocery store that it really hits me. You would think my modern car would be the moment, but with my vintage music in there, as well, it doesn't.

New things that I need to blog about tomorrow, because I have not given myself enough time today to do so:

1.) new shoes ( four new pairs ladies)
2.) new vintage pet
3.)mini-challenge with laundry, yeah or nay?
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