Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Food from Forty Years Ago

How about a nice gelatin based salad?  Maybe a cool green salad made with Wesson oil.  Top your meal off with Strawberry Shortcake, made with Dream Whip.

Kraft Dips on crackers - remember when they came in metal cans and cream cheese came in a glass??  Of course, Ritz was the cracker to use - maybe some Parkay margarine as well.

Summer-proof Saltines - sounds good to me!!  Salad dressing just looks so much better in the old glass bottles.  No BBQ would be complete with Kraft BBQ sauce - the only kind that was ever used at home.

You could order the Bummin Bag for $1.50 plus a plastic top from Accent.  Weight Watchers Snacks came in apple, peach, and strawberry, and cinnamon, guess it must have been apple cinnamon!   We might have wanted to use some Chun King for the BBQ instead of the regular sauce.

A turkey sitting on a dock - now, that is something different!   Maybe some Beef Kabobs were prepared with St. Lawrence oil.  And finish a hot summer day off with a Frosty Float made with Spanada - a beverage made of grape wine and natural pure flavors.

Summer begins today so I thought it was a good day to get out the old magazines and hunt for some ads for Rednesday - check out all the goodies here, time again to link up with Vintage Thingie Thursday.  We still use most of these products today, only the packaging and the ads have changed!


  1. Lol! A turkey sitting on a dock is definitely something different and quite frankly...weird!
    Strawberry shortcake with whip cream will never be an oldie!
    Hope you're having a great week!

  2. I was a new wife during that time (married now 43 years) and I read Woman's Day and Family circle avidly. I'm sure I tried many of their recipes. I know I bought Accent, Ritz crackers and Parkay! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  3. Happy Rednesday...What a fun post! Oh, how I remember what a thrill it was to have jello...and, the brighter the color the better!
    Thanks for this nostalgic little journey back in time!

  4. LOL A turkey sitting on a dock! haha What the heck?
    Very cute vintage food ads!

  5. Why or why can't they still make saltines in a reclosable package??

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  7. Oh I love looking at old magazines!

    It is always a treat. I loved ordering things like that chekered bag and then wait for it, wait for it and then surprise!

    I'm glad I stopped for a visit and got to look at this Family Circle :)

  8. That is a very strange picture of the turkey. Wonder if the ducks were a bit worried that they'd be next!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  9. I would like a big helping of all of your goodies.

  10. Such a fun post! That turkey on the dock is too funny ... wonder what the food stylist did to follow that teehee?!

    Happy VTT!

  11. AnonymousJune 21, 2012

    oh I remember those foods..they bring back good me memories, really, of family picnics with cousins!! and someone ALWAYS made all kinds of gelatin salad variations!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    happy summer!

  12. I love looking at the recipes in these old books. Funny to me how they were higher fat, but people were healthier because there were less artificial ingredients involved...