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old fashion creations of food.


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Vintage Recipes from the 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's.

Casserole and carry in dishes are used for every occasion from the birth of a new
baby to the passing of a loved one.

They follow us through life, attending our picnics, our family reunions, our church get
together, our summer holidays and winter's festive occasions. These covered
dishes, our magic marker names scribbled on masking tape, declaring Tupperware
ownership, are offered as a tribute to life's memories of important times.

Rarely do we contemplate the meanings of the "carry in dish", seemingly so
unimportant in hurried lives, yet each of us can recall a favorite and, with fondness,
remember the social occasion served.

That green bean casserole, with crunchy onion rings on top, arrives at almost every
family reunion.

The colorful three bean salad, which makes an appearance at each and every picnic
along side two or three different potato salads.
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Grandma's noodles, hot, homemade, and o, so, delish at Thanksgiving dinners.

Aunt Sue's scalloped potatoes.  Made with three different cheeses melted on top,
just a hint of blacken crust, waiting for the first hungry relative.

Even cousin Anna's home baked apple pie served with homemade ice cream at
Todd's graduation celebration.

And what was that hamburger and rice casserole thingy, Janet brought to the
employees annual carry in?  It was fantastic, what ever she called it.

The Mac N Cheeses, the Potato Salads, the Noodle whatever's, we all remember
the carry in dishes............

Try a few new ones taken from old tin recipe boxes, handwritten and collected
here for your use.
My Aunt Marie's Homemade Noodles

2 Eggs

1 1/4 cups Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Make noodles the usual way.  Roll out with
rolling pin, the roll into cylinder shape and
slice. Pick up noodles and shake, so they won't
be stuck together.

Cook for 20 minutes over medium heat.

Cook in quite a bit of chicken broth. Try to drop
noodles in while skaking them apart.
You can't go to a Carry-In-Affair
without seeing the now famous......

Green Bean and Onion Rings Casserole

1 Can Cream Mushroom Soup

1 tsp. Soy Sauce

3 Cups or 2 cans French style green
beans (Freshlike) Drain most juice.

1 Can French Fried Onion Rings

Mix soup, soy sauce, and green beans.  
Add 1/2 can onion rings and bake for 20
minutes.  Remove and add remainder of
onion rings and bake for 5 minutes.  350
degrees in oven.
Sweet Potato Souffle by Rhonda Dorsey

1 30 oz can Sweet Potatoes
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup butter (melted)
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mash potatoes and mix with all ingredients.  
Pour into casserole dish.

Top with:
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup pecans
Bake at 350 degrees - 35 to 40 minutes.
Bean Salad - There is a law that states you must bring a bean salad to carry
ins.
3/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 can green beans
1 can wax beans
1 can kidney beans (drain beans)
1 onion
1 mango
salt and pepper
Let sit at least 24 hours.
Drain before serving.

I have read this recipe several times, I do not know if she meant to drain all the
beans before mixing or only drain the kidney beans.  Then draining all before
serving.  Sometimes these older recipes are harder to know what was in the
chief’s mind.
Macaroni and Cheese

Boil 2 cups water
1 tsp. salt
1 cup macaroni
Cook until water is almost gone.
Add 2 cups milk
Put in casserole with cut up Colby cheese.  Pepper on
top.
Cook 400 degrees for 1/2 hour to 45 minutes.
Can add a little pepper jack cheese here and there.
Carry In Dishes
Seven Layer Salad
by Ginny Riffle

Mix 1 1/2 cup spin blend mayonnaise with 2 T.
sugar. Let set awhile

In glass dish put the following in layers.

1 chopped head of lettuce
1 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
chop and onion if you like onions
1 box frozen peas - do not thaw
2 to 10 hard boiled eggs - chopped

Put mayonnaise over the top.  Chill 24 hours.  
When ready to serve, add grated cheese, bacon
bits, and chow mien noodles.
Strawberry Banana Salad
by Margie Frump

1 package strawberry gelatin - 6 ounces
1 cup boiling water
2 packages (10 ounce each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, partially
thawed
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup mashed firm bananas
1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups sour cream
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in water.  Stir in strawberries, pineapple, bananas
and nuts. Pour half of the mixture into a 13" x 9" x 2" dish.  Refrigerate for 1
hour or until set.  Set the remaining gelatin mixture aside.  Combine the sour
cream, sugar, and vanilla. Mix well.  Spread over the chilled gelatin.  Spoon
remaining gelatin mixture on top.  Chill overnight.  Yields 12 to 15 servings.  
Great for a picnic party.
Read, "The Story of the Missing Cookie
Jar
" by PenVampyre.  A delightful little
Christmas story with mouthwatering
warm tasty recipes for the most
wonderful time of the year!  

Read "
Santa and the Magic Key", plus
recipes for your holidays.  A story by
PenVampyre

Read "
Easter and Where NOT to Hide
Eggs
"  Memories of Easters past and a
few vintage recipes.

Logan's
Halloween Story -The original
story won first place in sixth-eighth
grade division of Southeastern Middle
School, 2005 by Logan Lyon

Food and Genealogy.  A story By Robin
L. Wallace.  Our lives, our families, our
very history's are defined by the foods
we eat.

Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other Disasters"
(With Apologies to Jean Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by Suellen Fry.  
Memories
of my father
and his version of Lil
Abner's Kickapoojoyjuice.

Memorial Day Recipes - "For me,
Memorial Day was the day when we
went out where relatives were buried in
the tiny, local cemeteries and thoroughly
cleaned up each gravesite, carrying
away branches that may have fallen in
the winter.................."

Grandma Irwin's Story of Courage and
Swit Tater Biskits Recipe.

Homemade Remedies Recipes - Recipes
our grandparents used from a poultice,
mustard plasters, gargles and paste.

Thanksgiving Past - Recipes and story
from a rural part of western New York in
the early 1950's.

College Foods and Other Mistakes.
Carry In Dinners and other recipes
Carry In Dishes
Must be the bean salad recipe.
Alice Weber's Dessert
Fruit optional
24 Graham crackers
6 T. butter
To be used for crust saving 1/4 for topping.
Filling: 32 marshmallows and 1/2 cup milk
Melt this in double boiler.  When cool add 1 cup
cream whipped.  Spread 1/2 over graham cracker
crust.  then spread 1 can "fruit" ready mix (like for
pie) then rest of cream mixture.  Sprinkle rest of
graham cracker crust on top.  Refrigerate (She used
cherries)
Philadelphia Cream Cheese Dessert
Small pkg cream cheese (soften)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Blend
1 cup cream whipped
Mix with above
Put in baked pie shell (10")  Over top place 1 can
chilled pie cherries or blueberries.  Chill about 2
hours before serving.
My own personal.....Ok, it's my mother's.
Pasta Salad
1 package pasta (I did modify her version and use the multi colored pasta) Spiral
works best.
1 can black olives, left whole
1 chopped red or orange pepper
1 small chopped onion
3-4 tablespoons of McCormick's Perfect Pinch Salad Supreme Seasoning.
Vine ripe cherry tomatoes - halved - as many as you like.
If you have it and want it - cut up some bite sized bits of broccoli or cauliflower
1 cup best Italian Dressing you can find.
My mom made her own from some package mix, but I can't remember what she
used. I used Paul Newman's Italian.
Cook the pasta as package directions say to.  Run cool water over pasta after it
is done, to cool it down.
Add all the ingredients, stir, let sit in fridge overnight.  Add a little more Italian
Dressing the next day, stir and serve.
Top with grated cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese or even feta cheese.


I swear I could eat this forever n ever.  Love, love, love!
My mom's vintage pasta salad
My mom and dad, when they were young
and....I was going to say pretty, until I
noticed.....what the heck has she done to her
hair?  It that little top knots or what?  O, mom,
you guys dress funny back then or what!