This week on Kitchen Kitsch we have inappropriate illustrations, imaginary tea parties, fancy macaroni loaves, and delicious and unusual ham!
Why I Want This: Do I really want this? Maybe not. Maybe what I really want to know is what heck-a-roo is going on in that picture with the rocking horse.
Wait…no I don’t. What I want to know is why that page is even in a cookbook.
Why I Want This: “Remove armour from a number of shrimps…”
“…well seasoned with paprika and a suspicion of onion juice.”
Who even writes like that? Apparently cookbook writers from the UK in 1955. I love it, and I have to say I am devilishly interested in owning these. Did I ever confess my obsession with Two Fat Ladies? Love that show!
Why I Want This: In my fantasy life, the one where I don’t have anything to do all day but cook food from mid-century cookbooks, I am planning a enormous mid-century tea party. I am pretty sure that party is going to have hundreds and hundreds of tiny sandwiches on vintage trays. So, to prepare for the party that will never happen, I need to get this book.
Why I Want This: See above. Imaginary tea party, here I come!
Why I Want This: More sandwiches for the imaginary tea party! Apparently it is going to be some party.
Why I Want This: A Family Affair cookbook! Sign me up! And Jelly Roll Pancakes and Peanut Butter French Toast actually sound pretty good.
Why I Want This: Peanuts Cookbook! Of course I want this. I have one of these with Linus on it, and I had no idea that there were others.
Why I Want This: Seriously, that cake looks amazing!
Why I Want This: Okay, horrible cover aside, what is with the theme? Who goes wild over Cheese and Tuna Casserole? Or scrambled eggs with cottage cheese? How is that even wild?
Which is why I must own this.
Why I Want This: Let’s just all be honest here. I LIVE for cookbooks like this. Ham and Apple Crisp?? Ham Peanut Butter Salad??? Where can I sign Tom up?
Why I Want This: Everyone needs more kraut! Especially Tom!
Why I Want This: Half the time I think that if I could just look at the insides of these cookbooks then I wouldn’t have to keep buying them. I mean, look at this. I am dying to know what is inside. Raisin rolls? Prune whips? Of course, the one look idea usually backfires. Most of the time I get a look inside and know I just have to have it!
Why I Want This: If Chex Mix with pecans thrown in it served with tomato juice is an example of what this cookbook is all about, I can’t help but want it.
Why I Want This: I am obsessed with vintage cake decorating books! Besides that, those Mail Box News bulletins are pretty much gold. I always find the BEST baking recipes in them.
Why I Want This: You’re kidding me, right? There is nothing more fascinating than someone’s personal recipe collection, especially when it contains a crazy looking macaroni loaf and some pink things that look like…well…they look bad. And I want them.
Why I Want This: Speaking of great cake books! This one is totally a winner.
Why I Want This: This would pretty much make the best birthday cake for Tom, ever, ever.
Why I Want This: Really Kraft? Good Food Ideas? I might have a few words to say about that. And because some of the Kraft recipes I have seen have been real doozies, I want this badly.
Why I Want This: I could totally see how all that drinking would lead to a happy barbecue. You can sign me up!
Why I Want It: Yeah, I’d say tomato soup in a cake mix is a surprise. I’ve seen tomato soup cake recipes from scratch (and this chocolate one is great), but I’ve never seen one that uses a cake mix! I must try it.
You know, I normally don’t go back and purchase these after I make this list…but there are some real temptations this week! And if you want to be tempted by more kitschy eBay finds, be sure to head over to my other blog where there is a whole other list of great stuff!
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