On This Memorial Day
Remembering those who served our country on this Memorial Day.
Cheers! The Cocktail is Back
Apparently, the cocktail is coming back into fashion. Between you and I, darlings, I never gave up cocktails.
Monday Meal: Carving Magic (with Harvey Korman)
It’s your Monday Meal time again! Today we have a lovely video clip called “Carving Magic.” This instructional film teaches you how to carve different types of meat. And as a bonus, Harvey Korman co-stars as the clueless guy who asks all the questions. (For those who don’t know, Harvey Korman is best known for “The Carol Burnett Show.”)
So sit back, relax and learn all about the art of carving. And be sure to pull out your projector and show this film to all your friends at your next dinner party. It’ll be swell!
Monday Meal: Sweet Potatoes
This Monday Meal is courtesy of A Word to the Wives, an advertisement demonstrating the many conveniences of modern appliances. This sweet potato recipe is simply just… well, just watch.
Monday Meal: Carnation Cocktail
Here is a yummy recipe for the Carnation Cocktail. It is specifically for “Invalids and Convalescents”. Enjoy!
Monday Meal: Franks Rabbit
I am starting a new feature called Monday Meal! Each Monday, I will feature a recipe that I have come across in my travels. Now darlings, this doesn’t mean that it is good, it only means that it is interesting. I will leave it up to you to cook it and decide for yourself whether it’s tasty or not. And be sure to keep the Pepto-Bismol within reach.
The following recipe is noted for being high in protein and calcium. It is also apparently high in taste appeal, but you be the judge.
(No actual rabbits are used in this recipe!)
8 ounce shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 pound franks, cooked and sliced
Toasted slices of bread
Melt butter in top of double boiler or chafing dish. Turn heat off and add flour and stir into a smooth paste. Stir in about 1/4 cup of the milk first and then add the remaining milk. Turn heat back on and stir constantly until mixture thickens and begins to boil. Add seasonings.
Add about 3 tablespoons of the white sauce to slightly beaten egg yolks and stir. Slowly add the egg mixture to sauce in the pan. Stir and cook two or three minutes before adding cheese. Heat, stirring vigorously until cheese melts. (Be careful not to boil the sauce or it will become stringy.) Add the sliced franks and spoon over toast. Serves about 4 to 6 servings.
Recipe from Co-ed magazine, April 1963
It’s All in the “Loving” (1967)
I was just reading about the U.S. Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia. This decision will strike down all state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Three cheers for justice and equality!
I was appalled to find out that some states still had these laws on the books! You cannot help who you fall in love with — all you can ask for is a loving partner who will be there for you. Marriage is a sacred institution and it should not be taken lightly. Therefore, it is important that you find the right person that you wish to spend the rest of your life with. There are only two people in a marriage, not the disapproving populace.
Legal discrimination is an outrage and it needs to be stricken from the law books. This is America and everyone should treated equally under the eyes of the law. And the fact that people years ago created these laws to make themselves feel superior is disgusting. These are the same people who would love to rewrite the Bill of Rights (or throw it in the fire). We are not a perfect nation, but we should be a nation that learns from its mistakes.
So, congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Loving! You will always be remembered for your love and courage in the face of adversity.