Wednesday’s Weave: That 70’s Cookbook

that-70s-cookbookI was going through some old things in the attic recently and came across this gem of a cookbook. It’s one of those school cookbooks where all the teachers, staff and I guess anyone else that wanted to see their name in print, could submit their fave recipes.

First up, the kitchen photo on the cover.  Since I never saw Carol Brady do any cooking other than to help Alice chop carrots or snap beans, I prefer to call this Alice’s kitchen.

70s-kitchenThey must be making something fancy because they got all their gear out — double boiler, industrial sack-o-flour, wooden salt and pepper shakers, an electric can opener, a coffee press, lemons, onions, a juicer and I’m not sure what the white thing is.

Is that a spatula hanging from the pot rack?  Why can’t it go in the wooden bowl on the counter with the 76 other rubber spatulas? Does anyone find it a tad disturbing that really big knives are suspended from the pot rack.  I bet lots of yummy tuna noodle casseroles with potato chips crushed on top were whipped up in this gourmet palace.

Second, at a glance, I noticed that the top three submissions for this saucy little book were:

1.  Miss Moore — the gym teacher.  Lots of salads.
2.  Mr. Sisserson — a math whiz with a sweet tooth.
3.  The cafeteria ladies — tons of recipes for 150 people.  Hey, how can you go wrong with 150 yeast rolls?

But the real highlight “Fillings make the Sandwich:  How to make 26 new fillings.”   Gee, the mom that makes these is swell.

70-cookbook-recipesTed, Bobby, Suzy and Sue get in here and try the tasty tongue sandwich I made!

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And tomorrow night I want to try the Liver Sausage Salad.  I think the girls at my bridge club will go wild over it.  That and an asparagus jello salad, will make me a shoe-in for the membership chair.

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Miss Bee said if I ever made her a sandwich with ground ham, crushed pineapple, brown sugar and a sprinkle of cloves she’d first hurl, then move to New Mexico to live with her Aunt.

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