1950's and 60's meals, memories and trivia


My name is Lori and I have a mid-century cookbook addiction! About 5 years ago I found a huge stack of 50’s and 60’s cookbooks at a friend’s garage sale. They belonged to her grandmother. While reading them one night in bed, I found myself going back to memories of my childhood. Never has there been a time that food has so defined an era. We didn’t have microwaves and crockpots yet, but for the ease of the housewives at that time, more and more recipes called for canned soups, frozen vegetables, packaged puddings and gelatins.

Testing and adjusting these recipes to todays ingredients and tastes has been something my husband and three sons have gladly participated in.  For me personally, I have made a lot of these recipes lower in fat, sugar, etc. However, when I pass them on to you, I am doing so in all their mid-century, authentic glory. It is up to you to adjust as you wish.

I am hoping that for those of you who remember this era, this blog will take you back to a happy place. Mid-century food is the original “comfort food”! For those of you too young to remember, or if you weren’t even born yet, I hope this will give you just a taste of what that time was like for those who lived it.


3 responses to “About

  1. Hey Lori…I just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can read about it here…http://justafrugalfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/thanks-guys-ive-been-awarded-the-liebster-and-sunshine-blog-awards/ Happy Blogging!

  2. Constance Johnson says:

    Oh, So much fun Lori! Keep it going!
    Love Ya, Connie

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