Monday, November 13, 2023

Meat Loaf from Fun to Cook Book (1967)

Today’s vintage recipe comes to us from nepotism baby Margie Blake. You’re probably familiar with the work of her mother, Mary Blake, cookbook pamphlet face of Carnation Evaporated Milk and author of such classics as ‘Teen-Time Cooking’ and ‘Right Eating Keeps You Swingin’’. Well, little Margie told her mom that some cookbooks had “too many words” while others were “too babyish” and were filled with “play recipes”. So poor Mary—already worn down from trying to come up with a Carnation Evaporated Milk-based cream sauce for Sardine and Liver Sausage Aspic Surprise—had to ignore poor Mr. Blake (first name unknown) and write ‘Fun to Cook Book’ (1967) so little Margie could pass it off as her own. Here's Margie’s recipe (wink, wink) for Meat Loaf. Thought I’m not sure why the illustrator decided to make it look like Margie had dropped it on the floor where it got covered in hair. Click image for full size picture. (‘Fun to Cook Book’, Carnation Company, 1967) – Dan Taylor

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