"....I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." ~James 10:10~

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

{Tips from '57!}

Everything you need to run a ship-shape household in one little book....

"Your Household Guide" copyright 1957---On the cover is the wife cooking it up and the hubby bringin home the bacon----a portrait of traditional (and now old-fashioned to some) family roles which I LOVE!!!
So far I've only read through the "Hints on Cooking" section and these were the tips I came across that might come in handy:

1. If you keep the candles for the birthday cake in the 'icebox' the day before the celebration, they will burn slowly and evenly:)

2. Soak potatoes for 20 minutes in water and they will bake more rapidly:)

3. Chewing gum while peeling onions helps prevent tears:)----who knew?!

4. When making a cake, always add 2 Tablespoons of boiling water to the butter and sugar mixture and you will have a better textured cake:)

5. Do not grease the sides of cake pans...how would you like to climb a grease pole? (Seriously...that's word for word!)

I still have a few pages to skim through in the cooking tips but tomorrow I'll try to bring you something useful from the next section-"Picnic Tips".

And just like the book's introduction reads:

"Keep these tips handy and within reach at all times and consult it often---it will save you time, work, and money and add sparkle to the day-to-day routine of housekeeping"

Get to SPARKLIN' Yall!



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