A recipe from an ad for Pet Milk published
in LIFE magazine in 1956
A fruit cake rich in candied fruit, crunchy nuts, with both dark and golden seedless raisins.
Evaporated milk was a popular product before refrigerators were common in homes, but is now a niche product mainly used in baking and other recipes.
Pet, Inc., was an American company that was the first to commercially produce evaporated milk as a shelf-stable consumer product and later became a multi-brand food products conglomerate. Its signature product, PET Evaporated Milk, is now a product of The J.M. Smucker Company.
A dessert recipe from an ad for Libby’s Peaches published in LIFE magazine in 1956
California grown, Libby’s are the peaches you would have picked from the trees yourself. Round and beautiful, tender and juicy . Libby’s are the perfectly luscious peaches – Since it is not imported to Norway, as far as I know, we’ll have to make do with other equally delicious peaches 😉
Recipes from “Snarmat For Hverdag Og Fest” (Quick Food For Weekdays And Parties) published by N W Damm & Sønn in 1956
Back in the fifties a lot of Norwegians had a summer house where mum and the kids spent the whole school summer holiday. Dad would stay in town during the week and come out to the summer house for the week end. Such a dad would be called a “Gressenkemann” (Grass widower) when in town. This is recipes suitable for such a dad should he feel like having a few other grass widowers over for a meal during the week – Ted
Lunch recipes from “Snarmat til hverdag og fest” (Quick food for weekdays and parties) published by N W Damm & Sønn in 1956
Back in the fifties when the better situated housewives had their female friends over for lunch here in Norway a few dry sandwiches simply wouldn’t do. And knowing my country men and women I’m sure this luncheons could turn out to be quite a competition as time went. Here’s one suggestion for such a lunch –Ted
Recipes from “Smørbrød og Småretter” (Sandwiches and Snacks) published by J W Cappelen in 1956
More Scandinavian party food from the fifties. They really fancied these hollowed white breads filled with salad round this neck of the woods back then. This is the second recipe for one I’ve come across lately.
Recipes from the Norwegian cook book “Snarmat for hverdag og fest” (Fast food for everydays and parties) published in 1956.
“Snarmat for hverdag og fest” is a cook book that both feature recipes like other cook books and ready made menus like the one pictured here all with a delightful fifties flavour both in dishes and images. The small book feature 8 such menus and the rest will follow later on.
In context: I grew up with teak sandwich platters like the ones on the picture. We used them for breakfast every day, and I still got them and still use them. We even had teak knives for buttering the sandwiches and I still got those too and use them 🙂