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1970’s Vintage rural Minnesota old-folks cook book!

My mom sent this to me a week or so ago, but I just got around to looking at it last night. Oh.good.gracious! I am going to have fun with this!

I especially like this one, below, from a man? who was way, way, way ahead of his time. Do you think he went to Woodstock and had long hair and tie dye shirts?

I’d also like to try these 6 weeks muffins. I have never heard of using raisin bran in a muffin before…

and this. Lefsa is prized in our family, and my sister-in-law is the sole maker of it. My husband, is especially a fan.

It’ll take me months to cook through all the cookie and bar recipes in that book! I am thinking about doing an “8 cookies for Christmas” series starting after Thanksgiving using recipes out of the book.

One thing that really surprised me about this book is the amount of ‘convenience item’ ingredients were included. Lots of “cream of” soups, Velveeta, Whipped Topping, and some strange strange thing called “Oleo” that I neither know how to pronounce nor have ever heard of. I’m sure some of you will laugh at me, but a child of the 70’s I am not.

Strange ingredients or not, I love this cookbook! Thanks Mom!

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Saturday 1st of March 2014

Oleo is a 1950's term for margarine... yes, I grew up in Minnesota and both my grandmothers called it oleo. What a fun cookbook... they like their "hotdishes" with cream of whatever soups!


Monday 3rd of March 2014

I know, right? It is so interesting getting ahold of those old churchy cookbooks! Really gives you a great glimpse into that time.