Sunday, November 20, 2011

1976 Holiday Cookbook

I've had this book for a long time. It was printed before I was born though. I'm pretty sure I got it from my mom but I'm not sure where she got it from. It's pretty cool though, if I do say so myself. I love old cookbook, especially colorful ones, even if it is only colorful on the cover. It is filled with fun pictures though just not in color. November has a cute little turkey picture in it and some pretty good recipes. I might make the Pumpkin Cake. I didn't know that November 8 is National Split-Pea



Soup Week. It's just one of those unadvertised holidays I guess. The recipes for November are:
  • Split-Pea Soup (who saw that coming :) )
  • Corn Cakes
  • Coconut Macaroons
  • Turkey-Broccoli Casserole
  • Instant Spiced Tea
  • Crazy Cranberry Relish
  • Pumpkin Cake


I personally had no idea that December 23 is the Mexican Feast of Radishes and think it sounds like a pretty fun holiday. The Christmas recipes are interesting which should be expected considering their age. Of course, we make those recipes, just slightly differently. Such as, we don't use paraffin to much anymore in cooking. Some people still do though, I don't. The recipes for Christmas are:
  • Eggnog Supreme
  • Gumdrop Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Dips
  • Snicker Doodles
  • Parmesan Glazed Walnuts
  • Orange Loaves
Nobody is making dinner out of those (hopefully) but they sound fun and very holiday oriented, especially the Gumdrop Cookies. Below you can see the pictures of the December page. I'm thinking the eggnog sounds pretty great with its creamy goodness.



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