Wednesday, August 3, 2011

3 August 1957 “Some Recipes and More Apologies”

I have felt such a cad, or rather the female version of a cad ( I shall have to look that one up) leaving all of you in the lurch this past week. I can make excuses, which I have done, but really I should be better at time organizing now to slip a few hours in here and there. But, quite honestly, with all the drama of the rental house ( I may actually share pictures of it with you so you can see the wretched state. Some of you will remember my little white dining room makeover in 1955, you should see that room now!)

Well, I am extra busy again today, but feeling the need to share, I thought I would like to present you with these lovely fun Summer recipes from one of my magazines. Sometimes cooking in the Summer heat can be a bear and before there were any prepared foods, except frozen veg and TV dinners, we homemakers had to use our noggins to consider how to make cooler use of the kitchen.

So, here you go and do enjoy. I shall return on a more normal basis, I do promise. There is also much up in arms about the selling of our little antique home as well, but I shall share all that in time. Today, enjoy the Summer, cook up some cool refreshments and take advantage while you can. Labor Day is only weeks away now, so relish the rest of Summer.

Happy Homemamaking.

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  1. Glad to hear you are well, but busy. I'm NOT glad to hear about your wretched house. I do remember your lovely makeup, and it makes me sad to think about it.

  2. If you hadn't said 'magazine', I'd have bet those recipes came from the big Betty Crocker cookbook. (I have my grandma's.)
    Those must be the de riguer fonts for all things cooking...
    Sorry to hear you're frazzled in the heat. Your site is delightful!

  3. Cute! Thanks for sharing! Love your blog btw :)

  4. Sorry things are so dire for you at the moment. Next time you rent one of your properties, I would recommend that you hire a property management company and retain a real estate attorney to write the lease. Try not to fret, I am sure that when you have the time you will be to continue with your '50s project and get back to writing wonderful posts like you did in 1955.


  5. I'd be interested to see photos of your have piqued my curiosity with your descriptions of the trouble you encountered with the tenants! Perhaps Margo is correct in suggesting that a lease written by a real estate attorney would resolve any issues before they arise.



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