Friday, October 29, 2010

How times have changed

I've been looking through some of my older cookbooks, and found these menu suggestions in a 1950 Betty Crocker cookbook.  Click on the picture to read it better.




Just think, half the children back then weren't overweight like nowadays, either, even with all that meat, potatoes and bread.  Of course most of them didn't have television; computers and video games hadn't been invented yet.  They probably went outside and played tag and hide-and-seek.  I imagine they had to help with the chores around the house and farm, too.   

8 comments:

Lindie said...

I realized that times had changed when I got the new cooking channel and watched the old Julia Child shows. Her recipes are so different from today's. Not better, or worse, just different.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I always used to cook like that. Still do if I have someone to feed besides myself. Always had dessert for dinner too and a cookie added to the meal for lunch time. Maybe if more ate like this at meal time there'd be less snacking on the junk foods. Now I'm content with much less but I'm not working on the farm or doing many chores these days.

Paula said...

We moved into town when I was in the third grade I didn't have to do many chores. Just wash dishes every other night and iron all those fared skirts Mama made. The rest of the time we played hard. Ate lots of fried potatoes in those days. lol

Sonya said...

Now we have to see how many ingredients we can add and how to top the last dish! I mean, you know, like STEAK smeared with blue cheese sauce on top. lol

Michaele said...

My mom always put bread and butter on the table. I never have. But then again, I am not feeding men.

Lori said...

Yep. They were up and moving more hours out of the day than not, and they weren't eating a lot of processed foods or steriod-rich foods.

FrankandMary said...

I overheard a very self-satisfied mom say that her sons are only allowed to be on the computer 4 hours a day, unless it's for homework.
Uhm, ok. That seems, oh, a bit, MUCH.
I've been burned for bringing up how overweight so many kids are, but really....

small farm girl said...

Don't even get me started!