The Crazy Suburban Mom: Retro Tuesday and a 1/2

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Retro Tuesday and a 1/2

I planned to post this on Tuesday, but got distracted by my shorts (here).

Than I was going to post it with my Weekly Weight Watchers Weight Loss Wednesday Post but I got distracted by the Peta billboard thing (here).

So I'm having Retro Tuesday and a 1/2.


"Tricks and Treats with Bread and Cake" came from Good Housekeeping, April 1954. I'm posting small clickable thumbnails for you so this post doesn't become ridiculously large.

The article is a series of pictures and recipes; things to do with breads and cakes to transform them or save day-old products. I want to interject that I know some of you didn't like some, or any of the recipes from Retro Tuesday in the Kitchen (here).

I posted those Depression-era type recipes more as a time-capsule and springboard. Those kinds of recipes get me thinking and provide perspective. I'm posting these in the same spirit. Some of these recipes would stand on their own, some are more a method and some really don't apply today.

The other thing I like to mull over is this; collectively my family talks about saving money. We all know on an intellectual level that a lot of our disposable income is spent on food. We have scaled back eating dinners away from home to the point that we rarely do it anymore. Even take-out is infrequent.

My son eats makes his own money and spends a lot of it eating elsewhere. It's up to him; it's his money. I have made a lot of suggestions that are deemed too painful. In my family pain is apparently not getting a favorite soda if it's not on sale or eating several meals of the same food in a week (or day) because it is.

I think people talk a good game about wanting to save money in the abstract but when push comes to shove if it involves change they truly aren't hurting enough to make the changes necessary. Even the simpliest things like forgoing soda.

These recipes are from times when having enough to eat was difficult. So you made what you had, and did the best you could. I kind of admire the effort.


Anonymous,  8/22/09, 11:35 AM  

Love some of these ideas hon! Thanks for sharing...even if late LOL!!!

Venti Vixen 8/22/09, 1:21 PM  

I love these!

Anonymous,  8/22/09, 6:10 PM  

I loved what you posted this past Retro Tuesday. It was funny and interesting!

These 1950s recipes make me think of June Cleaver, this is stuff she probably fed Wally and the Beav.

The Crazy Suburban Mom 8/23/09, 1:31 PM  

I love June Cleaver :)

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