Friday, November 29, 2019

Vintage 1950s Food

Something Special for the Holidays

Here's a deviled egg recipe from the 1950s. many memories of family holiday dinners!!
Stuffed Deviled Eggs
4 hard-cooked eggs
1 tbsp. Heinz Sweet or India Relish
1 tbsp. Heinz Tomato Ketchup
1 tbsp. mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2 tsp. Heinz Prepared Mustard
Salt & pepper to taste
Remove the shells from the eggs. Cut eggs lengthwise; remove yolks. Mash yolks; blend with remaining ingredients. Refill egg whites with mixture. Chill. Makes 8 deviled eggs.
Note: You can fill the egg whites with a spoon, or you can fill them using a pastry bag and a star-shaped tip. They look like Christmas trees by adding green or red food coloring to the mixture.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Vintage 1950s Food

Something special for the holidays

Tuna Fritters

2 cups all-purpose biscuit mix
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 egg
2/3 cup (small can) undiluted evaporated milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1-1/2 cups tuna (or diced, cooked ham)
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped celery
Fat or oil for frying
Blend biscuit mix, seasoned salt, egg, evaporated milk and lemon juice in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and blend well. Drop from teaspoon into deep hot fat (375 degrees F) or into 1/2 inch hot fat in a frying pan. Fry 1-1/2 to 2 minutes. Turn and fry on the other side. Drain on paper towel. Serve at once with cheese sauce.

3 Minute Cheese Sauce
1-2/3 cups ( 1 large can) Carnation undiluted evaporated milk
1/2 t salt
2 cups grated American cheese
Simmer evaporated milk and salt in a sauce pan to just about boiling (about 2 minutes). Add cheese and stir until thickened and smooth (about 1 minute)
Note: The sauce can be used on baked potatoes, hamburgers, fries, etc.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Vintage 1950s Food

The 1950s were all about having hor's d' oeuvres or what my family called snacks: before and after a meal. When we came home from school in New York, my mother always has something interesting for the 3:00 snack. This was a wonderful late school year snack when it was getting to be summer and throughout summer.

Gazpacho Snack

1/3 cup chopped cucumber
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
2 tbsp. chopped onion
2 tbsp. plain yogurt
2 tsp. wine vinegar
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
9 cherry tomatoes, each cut into 4 slices
36 Low Salt Ritz Crackers

In a small bowl, stir together cucumber, green pepper, onion, yogurt, vinegar, garlic powder, and red pepper until blended. Place a tomato slice on each Ritz cracker. Top with 1/2 teaspoon vegetable mixture. Serve immediately.
Makes 3 doz. appetizers

Friday, November 8, 2019

Vintage 1950s Cars

Vintage 1950s Cars

Dodge Coronet, 1956

          The Coronet was an automobile that was marketed by Dodge as a full-size car in the 1950s, initially the division's highest trim line but, starting in 1955, the lowest trim line. From the 1965 to 1975 model years the name was on intermediate-sized models. A coronet is a small crown consisting of ornaments fixed on a metal ring

          The 1955 Coronet dropped to the lower end of the Dodge vehicle lineup, with the Wayfarer and Meadowbrook names no longer used and the Custom Royal added above the RoyalLancer, and La Femme. Bodies were restyled with help from newly hired Virgil Exner to be lower, wider, and longer than the lumpy prewar style, which in turn generated a healthy boost in sales over 1954.

          1956 was the last year of this body style before the change in 1957, the only differences offered in 1956 from the previous year were trim packages and the new Dodge D-500. suspension. Under the hood, the engine received larger valves, a full-race camshaft, and a double log intake manifold that used two four-barrel Carter WCFB carburetors and a shaved deck for 8.25:1 compression. This all added up to 285 bhp. It was the fastest car from the factory that year.

          1976 was the final model year for the Dodge Coronet, at least so far as the name Coronet was concerned. There were two body styles offered,  only two four-door models, the four-door wagon. and the four-door sedan. The former Dodge Coronet 2-door model was replaced by the Dodge Charger Sport 2-door model.