Sunday, January 27, 2013

Recipes of the Vintage Variety, Get Out the Fork and Knife!

I've been looking for more vintage recipe sites. 

I put a few in my blogroll, but some aren't blogs and some won't work with the "feed detection" process Blogger has.   I bookmarked them for myself and knew you were dying to see a few interesting and gross recipes too.   So you think!

From a site called Retronaut which seems to be vintage pictures, Bologna Cups with Peas!  Eeewww.  Note you spread the bologna with FAT.  Yummy.

I imagine it looks all the more tantalizing in color.
I may be able to add the blog Hey My Mom Used to Make That!    which has recipes from the 1950s that surely nobody would make today but ooooh it has that traffic accident appeal, doesn't it?
How about some tasty Veg-All Tuna Upside Down Bake?
Here's Veg-All's recipe for Tuna Upside Down Bake.
1 1-lb. can Veg-All
1 7-oz. can tuna fish
1/4 c. milk
3 tbsp. butter
1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. paprika
1 c. grated milk cheese
1 tsp. Worcestshire sauce
2 c. commercial or homemade biscuit mix
2/3 c. milk
Drain Veg-All. Save liquid. Flake tuna. Heat Veg-All liquid with 1/4 c. milk. Melt butter; add flour, salt, pepper, paprika. Stir 'til smooth. Add hot liquid slowly, stirring. Cook over medium heat, stirring until thick. Add cheese, Worchestshire sauce; stir over low heat until smooth. Mix half Veg-All and all tuna. Spread rest of Veg-All in greased 9 x 9-in. baking pan. Add creamed mixture. Add 2/3 c. milk to biscuit mix; blend. Knead 10 times. Roll between waxed paper to size 9 x 9 square 1/4-in. thick. Place on mixture in pan. Bake 25 min. at 350˚ F. Turn upside down on plate.
While searching I found a Huffington Post article called Vintage Recipes: Looking back at old-time tastes.  It has this haunting photo of Ham and Bananas Hollandaise:
But not the recipes alas. I found one of my baking blogroll divas Vintage Recipecards does have it (but her picture of the food didn't look quite as gross)
medium bananas
1/4 cup lemon juice
6 thin slices boiled ham (about 1/2 lb)
3 tablespoons prepared mustard
2 envelopes (1 1/4-oz size) hollandaise sauce mix
1/4 cup light cream
1. Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly butter 2-quart, shallow baking dish.
2. Peel bananas; sprinkle each with 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice, to prevent darkening.
3. Spread ham slices with mustard. Wrap each banana in slice of ham. Arrange in single layer in casserole. Bake 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, make sauce: In small saucepan, combine sauce mix with 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and cream. Heat, stirring, to boiling; pour over bananas. Bake 5 minutes longer, or until slightly golden. Nice with a green salad for brunch or lunch. Makes 6 servings.

The Huffington post article has twelve nice recipe shots including Racoon Roast. 

Bon Appetits The 15 Most Insane Vintage Recipes Published in Bon Appetit

From Retro Recipe Attempts Tasting the fare of yesteryear, the disastrous and the delicious

We have Meatloaf Meets Alien!   aka Roll-in-One Meatloaf

Alas no mouth watering photos, but lots of older recipes can be found at Recipe Rewind  Vintage recipes and Retro recipes

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