SOMETHING A LITTLE SPECIAL
HERE’S a meal that’s going to keep them exclaiming. A most excellent dinner from —did someone say “from soup to nuts”? Nothing so commonplace, if you please. From Clam-Juice Cocktail to Floating Heart Montmorency is more like it! And in between, delicious Spaghetti Caruso, Lamb Chops Vanderbilt prepared in smartly different fashion, and a Romaine Salad fragrant with luscious fruit. A novelty menu, yet inexpensive and simple.
Enough Bread for an Army
FRESH BREAD daily for 96,000 soldiers, more than double the old equipment’s capacity, is turned out by the new mobile bakeries developed by the Army’s Quartermaster Corps. Each bakery company, with three mixing and make-up trailers and six oven trailers, can now produce the two-pound loaves at a 20-per-minute rate.
Give a Storybook Mother Goose Party
Four gala parties, planned down to the last festive detail and guaranteed to show the children the time of their young lives.
THE INSTITUTE • Willie Mae Rogers, director
FOODS AND COOKERY • Dorothy B. Marsh, director
Carol Brock, hostess editor Erva Jean Vosburgh, Ellen H. Connelly, associate editors Mary Eckley, Virginia V. Voboril, assistant editors
Her Cookie Time Is Christmas Time
When her fellow townsmen found out about a Milwaukee woman’s Christmas cookies, they swamped her with orders, with no consideration for price.
DORIS ANN KRUPINSKI
Photographs by Doris Ann and Joseph J. Krupinski
Mrs. Earl Jacobson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has proved that Christmas cookie baking is not only easy and lots of fun, but profitable too. To those of us who may spend an entire day struggling with one fancy cookie recipe, Mrs. Jacobson’s record of 325 dozen cookies in three days seems unbelievable.
Teens’ Broomstick Party
Shrill the wind and wild the night;
Spooks go prowling, black cats fight;
So set your spooky fears aside
And join us on a Broomstick Ride!
BY RUTH H. BRENT
This party should be planned and carried out by the teen-agers themselves—even to cooking the supper. Mother should stay in the background. Place: A rumpus room or good-sized living room. Of course, a cabin in the woods would also be ideal, as would the municipal recreation rooms set up by your park service.
Give an Old West Chuck-Wagon Party
“Go West” Invitations
Have your party in the wide-open spaces of your own back yard, with all the Western atmosphere you can muster. Even the invitations can have a “Go West” appeal for 7- to 11-year-olds if they’re made this way: Paste brown wrapping paper onto thin cardboard; from it cut out a wagon like that above. From plain cardboard, cut out a wheel; sew it to the wagon, using a button as a hub. At the opposite end of the wagon, punch a hole; run yarn or twine through the hole; then tie it in place. On the wagon, write the rhyme, place and time of party, etc.
Give a Saucy Pirate Party
There’s hardly a lad whose heart doesn’t beat fast at the very thought of pirates and buried treasure. So for the invitation to this party, for boys of 7 years or more, cut a 12″ x 4″ piece of yellow construction or wrapping paper. Fold it in half.
On the outside of the invitation, write the young host’s name and address, etc.: “Captain Bob Foster’s Birthday Party, 120 Valley Avenue, Blue Mountain, California, Friday, October 14th, 1955.”