Monday, July 18, 2011

Hey Good Looking!

Today's very special cookbook is Good Looking Cooking, published in 1959 by Knox Gelatine. The illustrations of the young ladies throughout are adorable!

And just what is gelatine? Silly girl, it's "a wonder cooking ingredient" And it's 85% protein!
I think that if they told the bare facts, that gelatine is "a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the boiled bones, connective tissues, organs and some intestines of animals such as domesticated cattle, and horses " that just maybe all these recipes wouldn't sound quite so yummy. Whip up some boiled pig skin for dessert!

Why use gelatine? Because you have to be pretty, pretty, pretty! And especially to lose weight! :sigh: Even the "good health" mentions only the effects on her appearance.

Psst, Monsieur Moose - you might not want to eat that, it could be your cousin.

 Another totally cute illustration! And the dessert sounds good, except for that pesky animal hide part.

"More good things to eat" implies that Ham 'n' Cheese Loaf is good. Au contraire - any recipe that instructs "mixture mounds when dropped from spoon" does not count as good.

And that concludes our gelatine tour - thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Beautiful but chilly ...

A view of Manzanita and Nehalem Bay from a viewpoint on 101.
 * Last week Glen and I took a well-deserved vacation, motoring down the Oregon coast in a Rialta. We had a blast, staying in state parks, wearing long sleeves to the beach, shopping at Tarjey and Trader Joe's, and browsing antique stores. Here's a sample of my finds!

"Disneyland's 5/8 scale doubledecker Omnibus carries hundreds of passengers daily on a fun-filled tour of Main Street. Camera fans especially like the unique angles the Omnibus' second deck provides."
6 Disneyland postcards! According to the wacky lady owner, these postcards were released just after Disneyland opened and go for $10 on eBay ;) Had they not been $2 each, I would have bought twice as many.

The back says "Pacific Telephone Employees' Booklet Rack Service"
As my husband pointed out, ALL cakes are cakes men like. Some sound pretty tasty, though - Banana Spice Cake with Banana Butter Frosting!

Picked up 6 more paperbacks for the ever-growing pulp collection. I love this cover!

We also visited Tillamook Cheese for a free tour and free samples of cheese and ice cream. Of course we had to buy some as well ;) A tasty tasty stop for sure.

After reentering Canada, we stopped at Ikea and got a lovely Benno DVD tower that's just perfect for paperbacks. And FINALLY some plain kitchen dish towels! Let the embroidery begin.