Almond Beef Hawaiian / Biff med Mandler Som På Hawaii

A spicy dinner recipe found in “The Treasury of
The Worlds Best Almond Recipes” published by
Blue Diamond Almonds Brand in 1963

Almond Beef Hawaiian / Biff med Mandler Som På Hawaii

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Youth Parties Anno 1969 / Ungdomsselskaper Anno 1969

A youth party suggestion with menu and recipes found in
“Vi Skal Ha Gjester” (We’re Having Guests)
published by Johan Grundt Tanum Forlag in 1969

Youth Parties Anno 1969 / Ungdomsselskaper Anno 1969

I found working with the last post so entertaining that I just had to do another post from the same book although both are more more work than most posts. Because if you think arranging a party for your young ones would provide less problems than serving crabs to a couple of friends you are absolutely mistaken.

The set of worries maybe different, but the chance of ending with egg on your face was indeed present. And all the worries about what would happen to your furniture and floors came on top of that.


I was sixteen in 1969 and I must admit that the parties I went to back then were home-alone-parties that didn’t have the slightest likeness to the parties described in this book. If not totally Sex Drugs & Rock’n’Roll we were close enough.

Ted
Winking smile

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Fruit Bars / Frukt Ruter

A fruit cookie recipe found in “Cooky Jar Favorites”
published by The Tested Recipe Institute in 1960

Fruit Bars / Frukt Ruter

Bake quick and comforting fruit bars with a just few simple ingredients. A delicious flashback from those carefree first pre-WWII decades. They’re the perfect treats to serve for everything from Sunday dessert to summer picnics and celebrations of any kind.

As Contry Joe & the Fish once sang; Bring Back The Sixties, Man 😉

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French Pot Roast / Fransk Grytestek

A dinner recipe found in”Husmorens Store Kokebok”
(The Housewife’s Big Cook Book) published in 1963
French Pot Roast / Fransk Grytestek

In the early sixties spaghetti started to turn up at Norwegian grocers. Some had heard of it before, a very few had tasted it, but most people hadn’t a clue about what to do with it. But did that stop them from buying it, far from. This new thing had to be tried. The result was as you can see from the picture, for years spaghetti was served in Norway as you would potatoes – Ted  😉

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Baking Soda Cake / Natronkake

A baking recipe found in”Husmorens Store Kokebok”
(The Housewife’s Big Cook Book) published in 1963
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French Pork Chops / Franske Koteletter

A dinner recipe found in”Husmorens Store Kokebok”
(The Housewife’s Big Cook Book) published in 1963
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Some old cook books have no ingredients lists in their recipes, just an explanation on how to prepare the dishes. “Husmorens Store Kokebok” is one of these. But don’t let that scare you, the recipes are relatively simple and anyone who know their way around a kitchen can follow them easily – Ted

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Camilla’s Sunday Cake / Camillas Søndagskake

A flashback from the sixties found in ”Husmorens Store Kokebok” (The Housewife’s Big Cook Book) published in 1963
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Everything about this picture reminds me of my childhood. The fancy way of decorating the cake and the flowery tea cups are so very typical of a Norwegian coffee table  back in the sixties. I still got several sets of tea crockery just like the one you see above. I’m a bit weird, I know – Ted 😉

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Berliner Chops / Berliner-Koteletter

A recipe from “Husmorens Store Kokebok”
(The Housewife’s Big Cook Book) published in 1964

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This seems like as nice a recipe one could want even though the one in care of setting the text seems to be a bit confuced about whether the main ingredient is pork chops or simply slices of pork. But as always, I never change the text I scan from my old cook books. I simply scan the text, run the text image through ocr scanning and check it to see if the ocr has misinterpreted some of the letters – Ted

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Noodles and Chicken Campanini en Casserole / Nudler og Kylling Campanini Gryte

A recipe found in “Specialities of the House” published sometimes in the 1960s
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Mushroom caps garnish this dish prepared  as by Armando’s Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois. The dish features ham, chicken and noodles in Supreme wine sauce.

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Vegetable Patties / Grønnsakpletter

A nice vegetable side dish or light lunch recipe from
“Mat Som Smaker” (Tasty Food) published in 1968

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Australian Lamb Casserole / Australsk Lammegryte

A dinner recipe from a recipe card publshed by
Paul Hamlyn Ltd. in 1967
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As this is a recipe card printed in Canada and the dish was Australian it was nice to see the dish served in a serving dish made by Figgjo Flint here in Norway. The dinnerware came in this blue design and a reddish/green one that I’ve got myself.

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Pfeffernüsse – German Pepper Nuts – Tyske Peppernøtter

A recipe for some classic German Christmas cookies from
the “Electric Company’s Christmas Cook Book” published in 1968

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This recipe is from a rather thick booklet I picked up at a flea market a couple of years ago and both typography, photos and illustrations are arch typical for the late sixties. Hardly readable cover titles, inside headings in Cooper Black, minimalistic photos and illustration that could have been taken from an Eastern European children’s book from the the same era. On the other hand there are some really good recipes to be found in this prime example of sixties nostalgia 😉

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Tartar Sandwiches – Tartar Smørbrød

A recipe from “Lørdagskos” (Saturday Snacks) published by Dreyer in 1967

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