Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Dinner 4 Two

We all know that I don't cook for two, one, or one hundred, but I have a great vintage cookbook to share with you this week for Vintage Thingies Thursday.Betty Crocker's Dinner For Two Cook Book, copyright 1958 sits in glory in my mother's pantry, barely touched for 50 years. She didn't buy it for herself, so she thinks it was a shower gift; someone helping out a new young wife with how to make smaller meals. The book is no longer in print, but you can buy used copies through Amazon for about $2.50 and "collector's" copies starting at $20.00.Besides recipes, the book has information and advice on a variety of topics, like types of meat, history of foods, and serving suggestions.And of course the fabulous illustrations that we all love so much, like this pig from the page above. I had to crop and rotate it so you could get the full effect!
There's so many neat pages that you'll need to come back next week to see more of the illustrations in this great book Now take off to visit Suzanne at ColoradoLady, our Vintage Thingies Thursday hostess.
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25 comments:

viridian said...

Boy, that is a lot of food on the cover for two people!

Postcardy said...

those illustrations are cool. I love the lamb--I thought it was a poodle until I enlarged it and saw the title.

A Collector At Heart said...

I just loved your vintage cookbook! I'm troubled though by the fact that I am calling something vintage that was published the same year that I was born!
Thanks for sharing!

JEWELGIRL said...

The cover does have a lot of good
looking food on it 4 two. Looks
like a seven course meal for two?
I am glad cooking has changed since
then, none of us would ever be out
of the kitchen otherwise! :)

Buttercup said...

I guess I'm vintage, too! I enjoy cookbooks of the 50s and could spend hours going through them when I was 9 or 10. It was a favorite recreation.

Vodka Logic said...

I am not much of a cook but I think it would be fun to look through. 1958 was a good year :)

marian said...

what a fab cookbook..i love those illustrations, they're priceless!

Patty said...

Look at the pig! The ilustrations in old cookbooks are always fun.

Maureen said...

A shower gift - how cool! Speaks to the era.

greenhoneyhive said...

I found this one last year in someones trash pile...I of course rescued the poor thing....It does have some awesome graphics in it. Retro cool.

Keetha Broyles said...

I still have the orange BC cookbook that was given to me as a wedding gift - - - circa 1975. It USED to get used a lot - - - not so much now that I DON'T COOK.

Maggie B said...

Happy VTT,
What a fab recipe book, the illustrations are wonderful.
If you have the time pop on over to Normandy for my first VTT post, there's a giveaway involved!
a bientot
Maggie @ Normandy Life

roy/elisabeth dean said...

I just popped in from Justine's blog and had to see what the name of your blog is that is SO offensive that someone wouldn't participate in a SWAP w/you??? HILARIOUS!
Cute blog (and name). I'm following so I can come back and spend an afternoon~
Have a great day,
♥,Lilly

Coloradolady said...

This is one cookbook I might could benefit from. I find it very hard to learn to cook for just two people....I love the illustrations, they are so sweet. Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

Collected Treasures said...

Thank you for stopping by my Pink Saturday...sorry to take so long to work my way around to all the lovely comments I received.....can't wait to have enough time to read through your blog....looks fun! xo jana

Roslyn said...

I probably needed that "Dinner For Two" book when we became empty nesters! It took a while to adjust to meal prep for just us two without 4 ravenous teenage males!

Lenore said...

The pig is too cute to eat!!

Dorte H said...

Such a pretty book, and the illustrations are so 50ish :D

LV said...

That is a real neat cookbook. It is one you will sure want to keep. I do not cook much anymore, but if I did this one be helpful.

Miri said...

Great Cookbook! Love the illustration with the lamb-glad its not on the same page with a lamb chop recipe!

Becky said...

I am not such a great cook but that doesn't stop me from loving cookbooks! This one is on "my list to find." Thanks for sharing!

Happy VTT and Have a great weekend!

mannequin said...

What a cool cookbook! I want one, I want one! I'm going over to eBay pronto. Love the illustrations and I must say, your post is entertaining, informative, visually pleasing and all kinds of good stuff.

Oh. And what do you mean you don't cook for one? You're so funny but now I'm worried. Are you eating alright?

Fashion said...

I just loved your vintage cookbook! thanks for sharing it!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the illustrations in old cookbooks!

Tina said...

I got this cookbook for a wedding present in 1967... the pages are ragged, stained, and often stuck together from drips, but hubbie still requests several that are in there.

I actually gave a new clean one to my daughter-in-law for a shower gift a couple years ago. IT's truly a classic. Thanks so much for highlighting it.