"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived."
-Jean Luc Picard

Monday, February 9, 2009

More vintage cookbook pics

This is the cover of small cookbook put out by the Jelke company in 1936. Click to enlarge if you want to see more details. The cake on the cover looks like a red velvet cake to me but, there is no red velvet cake recipe in this book. Strange.

Title page advertising Jelke Good Luck Oleomargarine.

I once knew someone who would became upset if any mention of "luck" or "karma" was invoked, as it went against their religious beliefs. Wonder if the Jelke company had any problems with that?

There's a recipe inside for crown roast of pork and the ingredients are:
  • 1 crown of pork
  • salt and pepper
  • cubes of salt pork
  • 1/2 recipe of sage stuffing ( this has the margarine in it)
(You stick the cubes of salt pork on the end of the bones and remove them before serving.) The poor dears, I can't imagine having to make something like that without seasoning packets, Ziploc bags, and vast quantities of alcohol!

Click to enlarge to see the picture and recipe for a coconut orange cream cake. It sure sounds good to me right now!

This page has the recipe for the orange filling and coconut marshmallow icing. Please excuse the stains on the page. This belonged to my late grandmother. She was quite the pack rat so odds are, this was packed away sometime in the 40's or 50's.

I guess we really should eat something other than cake huh? How about some tomato cream salad?

Those olives do seem to follow you around the room don't they? Uh, *gulp* you know I'm really full from all that cake. Anybody want my salad?

Look what else I found!

I was thinking I should send it to Sandy. Bless her heart, she never can remember the difference between a blllender and a mixer. Perhaps this would help?


Public Artist said...

My internet has been spotty, and it took me several tries to get the photos to load-and it was worth the effort!

Except now I want cake.

Anonymous said...

Love the cookbooks, Hairball.

Your friend, Miss Steph,
From Sandy Mush, NC

Anonymous said...

I'm loving the vintage books, too.
I'm thinking, Hairball, you should start adding a krafts section to your blog.

from Sandy Korner, CA

Anonymous said...

Were any seasoning packets involved?
I think you should incorporate more seasoning packets.

Your friend,
from Snadon Ford, Missouri

Hairball said...

Hey Public Artist,
My internet connection went down this morning and Mr. Hairball just now got it back up again.

Sucks to be without it. I miss out on all the fun stuff. *grumble*

Rosie Hawthorne said...
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Anonymous said...

Hello, Hairball, The pictures in your cookbook. They are mouth watering. So happy to find you blog.
Your friend, Ekaterina, from Sandyri, Rjazan

Anonymous said...

I am Helga from Daniele, Podlasie Voivodship. Do you have recipe for caribou?