Thursday, March 09, 2006

recipes your family can live without

Those last magazine ads I posted reminded me that I have this.
A 1958 copy of Everywoman's.

Are you getting hungry?

In case you couldn't see the extremely appetizing texture and color, here's a close-up. This is a cornbread ring with meat-carrot sauce.

All of these entrees and deserts are perfect for a family with no teeth.

"Drink Knox gelatine for your nails" people still do this? :P

All your troubles will go away!

This was on the back cover. That looks like Alice peeking out the window.


Muley said...

You've got a good eye, Jenn. That is Alice, years before she started cleaning up after the Brady Bunch.

They all look like such happy smokers...

Michelle said...

Wow Jenn, i remember the Gelatine, infact i used to drink it!
I think my mum would get a real kick out of these :)

Hey the gay guys who were not really gay but lifelong friends, (not that there's anything wrong with that) were eliminated!! That shocked me, i thought i read on someones blog it was the little barbie doll girls.

Leesa said...

Oh how funny, that cigarette ad is great!

Bar Bar A said...

Oh man, I remember that Winston ad and the song that went with it and now it's in my head...Cigarettes used to be everywhere (acutally it makes me want one even though I no longer smoke)

Saur♥Kraut said...

This reminds me of my post: Shampoos of Ages Past.

I don't know what you're talking about when it comes to all these yummy, mouth-watering foods. Why, I was in the Outback Restaurant just the other day, trying their recipe for meat-carrot sludge. It's quite popular.

Badoozie said...

OMG. things have changed. that food looks so nasty. the magazine cover looks about the same content as now, on parent magazine. i've got some funny wife stuff, i'll dig it out.

you know what really bugs me? still, in the 21st century, with all the sex,gender equality crap, there are no MEN advertising household cleaning supplies. WHY THE HECK NOT

Seeker said...

Looks a lot like Spam. Where's AJ, to try out this new recipe?

Badoozie said...

i'll send AJ over so she can whip up some of this stuff for UJ
where the heck is JENN are you dead girl!!!!

Connie and Rob said...

These are so much fun to see.

Thanks for sharing,

Jenn said...

muley, I had no idea, I thought she was an Alice look-a-like. They are enjoying those tasty cigarettes aren't they?

michelle, I was not disappointed to see those gay guys go. That one guy was such a big whiner. I don't know if you've seen the next episode yet, but I was ok seeing those people go also.

leesa, hi, thanks for stopping by my blog!

bar bar a, that ad had a song? How did it go?

saur, I checked out your hair products ads. They are pretty funny! It's funny how the claims of old ads seem weirder and most outrageous than today. They aren't really, it just seems that way to me.

susie, you are right. Those advertisers know the reality is that women are still doing most of the cleaning, so they will continue to target who they know is really buying their products. I would like to see a commercial with a man cleaning a toilet. This does look like a recipe for the Uncle Joe house. Oh yeah, and I haven't blogged in a while because I've been sick with a cold and busy at the same time. For a while I'd lost the will to blog. I'm back now.

Seeker, I suppose you could make that recipe with spam chunks.

connie and rob, yeah, I think they are pretty funny. Funny how advertising is so annoying, yet is one of the most interesting things to look at when it's very old. And some of these recipes would be better off not handed down for generations. ;p

EmmaSometimes said...

alice is killing me!

and meat sauce. that is so entirely repulsive. I can just see the happy little 'Leave It To Beavers' sitting around the table anxious to be served. oh boy!

I found an article called the Good Wife's Guide from the 1950s. I posted it about a year ago. You'd get a huge kick out of it.

Jenn said...


You must have not had anybody reading your blog a year ago because I can't believe you didn't get any comments on that one!
What if he complains about your meat-carrot sauce?

I'm sure you must have a copy of that article on your wall so you don't forget anything when your husband comes home each evening.