Saturday, February 22nd

Breakfast:

freshly sliced oranges

Rolled Oats with top milk 168

toast with butter, Jelly 704, 709

coffee for adults (milk for children)

Luncheon:

Baked Lima Beans 998

bread and butter

Carrot Sticks 1122

Pears 717a

Hermits 202

tea for adults (milk for children)

Dinner:

Square-Meal Sandwich 867

Cole Slaw 786

bread and butter

sliced pineapple

coffee for adults (milk for children)

Another oatmeal breakfast.  I always enjoy an oatmeal breakfast, but really can’t think of anything interesting to say about it.

2.22.14 Breakfast

Lunch was my favorite meal today.  I sometimes criticize Meta for overly beige meals, but this one is kinda pretty.  I adored 998 Baked Lima Beans.  The pork fat really emphasize the buttery-ness of the beans.  I did have some difficulty locating lima beans at the store until I googled to figure out that they are the same thing as butter beans (unless you live in the south, but since I’m a Midwestern girl–same thing).  202 Hermits were super easy and addictive.  A very satisfying meal.

2.22.14 Lunch

I’ve been looking forward to 867 Square-Meal Sandwich because I detected a pun!  (Or at least I assume that’s what Meta had in mind).  The biscuits in this meal-in-of itself were, indeed, square.  Also, yum.  The dish consisted of a hamburger patty sandwiched between two biscuits covered in a cheesy green bean sauce.  I skipped the bread and butter since there were already two biscuits on the plate, but the pineapple and coleslaw rounded out the meal nicely. Great day!

2.22.14 Dinner

Side note: Marking the biscuit recipe page in my working copy of the 1942 edition, is this 1946 newspaper clipping in German.  My college German is super rusty since it’s been a few, ahem, years since then, but I think it’s related to the death of a Mr. Wilhelm Federer-Helfenberger.  Possibly a thank you to those assisting the grieving family.  I love seeing this bit of history in my cook book.

Newspaper clipping

202 Hermits

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

2 1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 egg, beaten

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup milk

1/3 cup melted shortening

1/2 cup seeded raisins

Preheat oven to 425.  Sift flour and measure.  Re-sift with salt baking powder and spices.  Stir in egg, sugar and milk.  Add shortening; beat until smooth.  Stir in raisins.  Drop spoonfuls on greased baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.  Makes 2 dozen cookies.

867 Square-Meal Biscuit Sandwiches

1 recipe biscuits (26)

1 lb ground beef

1 tsp salt

3 TBSP butter or bacon drippings

1/4 cup flour

1 No. 2 tin cut green beans

milk

3/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup grated sharp cheese

Make biscuit dough.  Roll to 1/4 inch thick and cut into ten 2 1/2 inch squares.  Bake at 425 on a greased baking sheet for 8 to 10 minutes.  Mix the 1 tsp of salt with the beef and shape into 5 thin patties.  Fry in greased skillet until cooked through.  Melt butter and blend in flour.  Add liquid drained from green beans with enough milk added to make 1 1/2 cups.  Stir constantly until sauce boils and thickens.  Add 3/4 tsp salt and cheese and stir to melt.  Add the beans.  Serve with beef between two biscuits and sauce poured over the top.  Makes 5 servings.

26 Baking Powder Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup shortening

2/3 to 3/4 cup milk

Sift four and measure.  Re-sift three times with baking powder and salt.  Cut in shortening until particles are the size of wheat grains.  Add milk and stir until dough is created.  On a floured surface, knead 6 tines then roll or pat out to 3/8 to 3/4 inch thick.  Cut with a biscuit cutter and place on a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 450 for 10 to 15 minutes.  Makes 12 to 15.

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3 thoughts on “Saturday, February 22nd

  1. Isn’t it the truth—the best things about old cookbooks are the little snippets that people stuck in them. My Better Homes and Gardens Pies & Cakes cookbook has a random peanut butter cake something or other ad that was definitely inspired by Jimmy Carter. I sooooo want to make it.

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