Monday

July 28, 1950 - Fashion of the week!

Love this dress, not the hat, but the dress is gorgeous.



As long as this was  a black dress and the tartan was either pink or blue it would be nice.





A beautiful sporty outfit.  I can see a nice round of golf in this little number.

Sunday

July 27, 1950 - My Summer Project

Well I have from today until mid September to complete what I am calling my Summer project, I should have started much sooner.  My plan is to take the book on the right from my large collection of Culinary Arts Institute books. 
My project is to make all of the recipes that I like out of this book which amounts to 145 recipes that means probably about 2 or 3 recipes a day.  Here is the list I'm working with.

  1. Gazpacho Soup p6
  2. Chilled Beet Soup p6
  3. Vichyssoise p7
  4. Chilled Tomato Bouillon p8
  5. Cherry Wine Soup p9
  6. Cherry-Orange Wine Soup p9
  7. Dried Fruit Soup p9
  8. Fresh Fruit Soup p9
  9. Caesar Salad p11
  10. Farmers Chop Suey p12
  11. Creamy Cabbage Slaw p12
  12. Sunshine Slaw p12
  13. Cabbage Slaw p12
  14. Fiesta Potato Salad p13
  15. Jellied Pineapple-Grape Salad p14
  16. Sunny California Salad p15
  17. Glamour Fruit Salad p16
  18. Moled Pear Ginger Salad p17
  19. Frozen Fruit Harmony p17
  20. Macaroni Salad p18
  21. Chef's Macaroni Salad p18
  22. Tuna Salad p19
  23. Chicken Salad p19
  24. Turkey Salad p19
  25. Salmon-Cucumber Salad p19
  26. Shrimp and Avocado Halves p20
  27. Seafood Stuffed Avocados p20
  28. Luscious Rock Lobster Salad p21
  29. Cold Meat Tray p23
  30. Ravigote Salad p23
  31. Tomato Ravigote Salad p23
  32. Celery Whirls with Bleu Cheese Stuffer p27
  33. Celery Whirls with Cheddar Cheese Stuffer p27
  34. Marinated Mushroom Caps p28
  35. Marinated Beets p28
  36. Marinated Cucumber Slices p28
  37. Cucumber Slices in Creamy Sweet and Sour Dressing p28
  38. Ham and Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches p29
  39. Special Cheese Rolls p29
  40. Triple Ring Sandwiches p30
  41. Olive Roll-Ups p30
  42. Scalloped Chicken Tea Sandwiches p31
  43. Party Pinwheels p31
  44. olive Checkerboard p32
  45. perky butters p32
  46. Frosted Sandwich Treat p33
  47. shrimp salad in buns p36
  48. pineapple and chicken in buns p36
  49. Parmesean Fried Chicken p37
  50. Crackling Good Almond Fried Chicken p37
  51. Fried Chicken with Zippy Barbeque Sauce p37
  52. Breast of Chicken Enchantee p38
  53. Crab Meat Ramekins p39
  54. Perch Kabobs p40
  55. Vegetable Kabobs p40
  56. Variety Kabobs p41
  57. Ham-Asparagus Roll Ups p42
  58. Cheese-Mushroom Caps p43
  59. Cheese-Frankfurters Casserole p43
  60. Lime Ice p46
  61. Lemon Ice p46
  62. Apricot Ice p46
  63. Orange Ice p46
  64. Raspberry Ice p46
  65. Lemon-Watermelon Ice p47
  66. Creamy Lemon Sherbet p48
  67. Creamy Lime Sherbet p48
  68. Grapefruit Sherbet p48
  69. Creamy Orange Sherbet p48
  70. Creamy Tangerine Sherbet p48
  71. Cherry Nut Ice Cream p48
  72. Vanilla Ice Cream Superbe p49
  73. Strawberry Ice Cream Superbe p49
  74. Fresh Peach Ice Cream Superbe p49
  75. Mint Parfait Superbe p49
  76. Strawberry Cream Ice Cream Pie p49
  77. Blackberry Parfait p50
  78. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Tortoni p50
  79. Chocolate Miracle Sauce p51
  80. Mint Sirop p51
  81. Butterscotch Sauce p51
  82. Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce p51
  83. Individual Baked Alaska p52
  84. Ice Cream Cake Roll p52
  85. Vanilla Cream Cake Roll p52
  86. Jelly Roll p53
  87. Whip Cream Cake Roll p53
  88. Chocolate Cream Cake Roll p53
  89. Cherry Cream Cake Roll p53
  90. Pineapple Cream Cake Roll p53
  91. Creamy Vanilla Filling p53
  92. Creamy Chocolate Filling p53
  93. Creamy Cherry Filling p53
  94. Pineapple Cream Filling p53
  95. Almond Chocolate Refridgerator Cake p54
  96. Strawberry Shortcake Supreme p54
  97. Peach Shortcake Supreme p55
  98. Banana Orange Shortcake p55
  99. Pastry for 1 crust p55
  100. Graham Cracker Crust p55
  101. Chocolate Chiffon Pie p56
  102. Lime Chiffon Pie p56
  103. Lemon Chiffon Pie p57
  104. Orange Marlow Refridgerator Pie p57
  105. Soft Custard p57
  106. Floating Island p57
  107. Pineapple Macaroon Cream p58
  108. Lime Chiffon Cantalope Cups p59
  109. Iced Tea with Fruit Kabobs p61
  110. Spicy Iced Tea p61
  111. Lemonade Delight p61
  112. Limeade p62
  113. Orangeade p62
  114. Cherry Frappe p62
  115. South Sea Nectar p62
  116. Apricot Coconut Nectar p62
  117. Orange Coconut Nectar p63
  118. Grape Sparkle p63
  119. Pineapple Sparkle p63
  120. Chocolate Sparkle p63
  121. Orange Sparkle p63
  122. Strawberry Punch p63
  123. Tangerine Punch p64
  124. Icy Peach-Plum Whirl p64
  125. Mocha-Mint Drink p64
  126. Banana Chocolate Float p65
  127. Chocolate Mint Float p65
  128. Iced Cocoa p65
  129. Iced Chocolate p65
  130. Iced Honey Cocoa p65
  131. Chocolate Milk Shake p66
  132. Strawberry Milk Shake p66
  133. Raspberry Milk Shake p66
  134. Pineapple Milk Shake p66
  135. Banana Milk Shake p66
  136. Apricot Milk Shake p66
  137. Double Chocolate Milk Shake p66
  138. Malted Milk p66
  139. Peppermint Malted Milk p66
  140. Crackers n' Milk p66
  141. Homemade Strawberry Soda p67
  142. Homemade Pineapple Soda p67
  143. Homemade Peach Soda p67
  144. Black Cow p67
  145. Chocolate Sirup p67
     
    I will attempt to take pictures of each dish as it is made but I am not very good at keeping up with that so please don't hold me to it.  Thank you for sticking around through all of my long breaks. 
Till Later!

Saturday

July 5, 1950 - Oh my nearly a month went by

I must honestly say that I cannot believe that it has been nearly a month since I have written here in my little blog.  Things have been somewhat hectic and July is always a very busy month for me.  My husbands birthday, my birthday, our anniversary and my best friends birthday all fall in July plus the 4th of course.  This makes for a lot of shopping and a lot of grilling and spending time outdoors which I must admit isn't always my favorite place to me even though I think that the summer is the best time of year. (Next to Christmas of course)
I unfortunately didn't get to see any fireworks this year, my town doesn't really do the 4th of July very well.  They set off fireworks on the bad side of town in a tiny stadium that can hold maybe 3 or 4 thousand people in a city with the population of about 40 thousand.  So cramped and crowed with undesirable elements that I wouldn't step foot there.  My old home town does it better but that is still 30 miles away and I didn't want to drag the hubby out.
Lately I have been doing the low carb thing so vintage recipes haven't been thought of, but starting today I am going to be looking into reworking some of my favorites so that they are low carb friendly.  I thought that this was the best and easiest way to go so that I can fit into all of those beautiful dresses that I love so very much. 
There is honestly not a lot more to say then that but I will try to blog a little more this week, have a good one. 
Till Later!