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January 4, 2012


Correction to book referenced below: it should
read a 19th century cookery book titled 
The Frugal Housewife by Susannah Carter
from the 1823 published edition. I apologize.

Good Morning, Primmies - 

For your A.M. enjoyment, here are some more snippets of a 19th century cookery book titled
Early American Cookery "The Good Housekeeper" by Sarah Josepha Hale. Note
the instructions she gives regarding how to
tell if meat is fresh when going to market. For
when we *sigh* and think we should have lived
in this quaint time compare this to going to
your local grocery store and picking up your
nicely chilled and shrink wrapped meat bundle:
Smell under the kidney, she was serious about that. Oh, my...
O.K., now for those of you who enjoy your glass of wine, beer or cocktail hang on to your prim drawers:

Isn't this a hoot? And I did the editing at 4:30
a.m. this morning, it was even funnier then.
I'm going to be doing some sampler research this morning and then we are off to the border of
MA and NY to bring Mr. Glen Oaks Jr., back
to his home. It's another 2 1/2 hours into upstate
NY for them to reach home from there. He's doing much better and has stopped coughing and isn't so very congested anymore. Papa Glen Oaks is also
on the mend and I so far have seemed to escape
with just the killer headache and some mild con-
gestion. I feel good today (knock on wood) and
need to make stops at the post office and the
vet before we take off. It's a nice ride when there isn't traffic and we meet at the outlets in Lee and
usually have a bite to eat together. Junior didn't want to go to bed last night and I'm sure it's because he knew it was his last night and he's going to miss being here. He's almost 14 so he can stay up kind of late on vacation. He transitions well when he has to get back to waking up early for school.
We had a really good visit with him and we'll miss him a lot.
I'll be back later tonight I think with that sampler
history and more of those priceless cookery snippets. 
Until later,


The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Susan,

No market for us today. It's 27 degrees and it's 6 a.m. M did chores yesterday so today we are all tucked in cozy and warm.

I'm going to help M make chili today. We think it will be perfect for this cold winter day.

Heaps of Hugs

I'll send M's recipe if you want it, it's very healthy and very low fat. She makes it with 99% fat free ground turkey.

jennifer768 said...

Susan this was a delightful post!Have a safe trip today and I pray that you all continue to feel better!Hugs,Jen

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope you both continue to feel better! And I will remember ....never, never consider liquor a necessary item in house keeping! heeheehee! ♥♥♥

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh I do fancy antique cookbooks and recipes! Thank you most kindly for sharing.

Wishing you and your family a speedy recovery...and fine health throughout the year!

Most warmly,

Brenda said...

Me thinks that she has a strong opinion on prohibition! ;) Although I will agree with her about people with temper issues NOT partaking. LOL I absolutely love how assertive she is in her writing and advice.

My son has done some butchering in the past.. mainly chickens and hogs. I stay clear of that area and gladly will be on the cooking end. Although, all that meat entering my kitchen to be wrapped at once can make me slightly queezy. If I had to smell kidneys and look at dead animal eyes and veins, hubby would be out making more money to hire me a tough gutted servent to do the shopping... Blah!!! We definitely were descended from some strong women... God bless them all...

I hope you all feel better soon. :)

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Those are so funny! I am off to drink a glass of wine in defiance! LOL!

Carmen and the Primcats

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