A recipes from “Stora boken om Smörgåsar och Smörgåstårtor” (The Big Book on Sandwiches and Sandwich Cakes) published by ICA Bokförlag in 1985
Dagwood Bumstead is a main character in cartoonist Chic Young’s long-running comic strip Blondie. He first appeared sometime prior to 17 February 1933.
Dagwood was originally heir to the Bumstead Locomotive fortune but was disowned when he married a flapper (originally known as Blondie Boopadoop) whom his family saw as below his class. He has since worked hard at J. C. Dithers & Company (currently as the construction company’s office manager) to support his family. The Bumsteads’ first baby, Alexander, was originally named Baby Dumpling. The name of his younger sister, Cookie, was chosen by readers in a national contest. The family circle is rounded out by Daisy the dog. The origin of both Dagwood’s last name and Daisy’s name came from Chic Young’s long-time friend Arthur Bumstead and his dog, Daisy.
A sandwich recipe from “Are You Hungry Tonight?” published in 1992
Elvis loved a good BLT, probably because two of the ingredients were at the top of his roster of favorites: bacon and big old juicy beefsteak tomatoes. He loved tomatoes. While you’re assembling this sandwich, you may want to put “Just For You” on the record player. And remember: Elvis preferred well-done bacon, not actually burned to charcoal, but cooked very crispy.
A recipe from “Norsk Ukeblads Store Salatbok” (Norsk Ukeblad’s Big Salad Book) published in 1984
Make this salad, fill suitable containers with it. Bring it, fresh bread or rolls and something nice to drink to the park, the beach, the woods or where ever you fancy holding your picnic. And remember, have a good time – That’s an order – Ted 😉
A recipe from “Festmat” (Party Food) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1992
I love shellfish, but how come the most expensive of them is, at least served au naturel, the most tasteless and boring of them all. Lobster may be regarded as the finest, but hey, give me crabs any day. Here’s a very nice way to serve crabs as a filling starter or lunch – Ted
A recipe from an ad for Hellmann’s Mayonnaise published in LIFE magazine in 1958
As I have mentioned before, my mother worked at Norway’s largest producer of mayonnaise most of her working life, so I grew up on the stuff. And as a Norwegian I also have a great love of cranberries, almost all of us do.
But mixing the two, well, I’m not all that sure really. But that’s just me. What ever blows your skirt up visitor, go for it if it tickles you fancy- Ted 😉