In a bag of recipes, some handwritten, some clipped from newspapers or magazines, I found six that were clipped from the Free Press newspaper.
None of them look very healthy and only a few look appetizing.
I might actually make this recipe — it doesn’t look too bad.
I’d call this recipe “Spanish Rice” instead of “Italian Rice.” I might make it because Dean likes Spanish Rice.
This recipe confuses me. Why would you take a small can of pork and beans, add over 4 times as much liquid and a tiny amount of onion? How can this be in any way tasty? I think I will pass on this one.
I hate to admit that this sounds kind of tasty too. But unhealthy! I might try it if we host a 1970 themed party sometime.
I might make these too. Just for “old time’s sake.”
Until today, I’d never heard of Mary Martensen. Apparently she was a dietitian who wrote cookbooks and cooking columns for newspapers. She also was head of the home economics department at the Chicago American whose duties included conducting lessons for large audiences.
The document below must have been given out at one of the lessons. Lesson 10, Week of June 5, 1934. I wonder if one of my ancestors took this lesson or if it was something that Mom found somewhere. I can’t imagine either of my grandmothers traveling to Chicago to take this lesson, although I know my Grandma Patrick went to the Chicago World’s fair in 1933 or 1934 and Mary Martensen wrote a book called “A Century of Progress” cookbook that was published in 1934. It is possible that my Grandma Patrick picked up the typewritten lesson at an exposition at the fair.
I only wish that I had this document when I hosted my bookgroup for “A Man Called Ove.” I would have used some of the recipes.