Wednesday, June 30, 2010


The floaters? Eggplant.
In fact. It's Eggplant Italiana. From BH&G's Vegetable Cook Book (c)'58. Tasty.

Because if you add -iana onto any foreign dish, it just has more, well, foreign flavor! Right? Maybe not. But it will impress the guests as they chew and choke on your fabulous Mediterranean delight.

I've got a little bit of free time tomorrow. I think I'll hit the kitschen! Thanks for being so polite and all, waiting patiently for your next helping. I appreciate you!

Friday, June 25, 2010

WTF?!? Friday: Put it in a bowl

WTF?!? is floating in this dish? And how in the hell do you serve it up? Or would you serve it?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

My wish-she-were-nearer-dear friend Rachel [have you visited her beautiful blog?] took some amazing picts of our pup Mr. Stubbs. He's not so much a pup anymore. Actually, he's quite the gentle old man. Enjoy a few of what are many handsome shots of our best friend: visit rachiesplace asap!
Her photography is personal, with personality. It's adoring and adorable. She's a talented, to-die-for photog. I'm proud of her photography, and to call her my friend.

Tray La Vie

My mom has OVD. Obsessive Vintage Disorder. She can't stop picking up oldies but goodies for me at the flea markets wherever she roams. Earlier this month, she scored this soda tray for just a few bucks. I'd been eyeballing them, but every tag I ran into hit over and above the $20 mark. Ugh. So I am tickled to have a tray that is laden with funky appetizer dips and dunks in my collection now.
Does that whet your appetite for a game of bridge with the girls or what?
Thanks, mom!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday: Peachy Keen

{sweet hazel atlas cocktail shaker courtesy of collectique}

Because you're a peach - I'm shaking, straining and pouring you a ripe retro cocktail:

Sweet Peach
3/4 oz amaretto
3/4 oz peach schnapps
1/2 oz orange juice

Drink 'til the gossip gets juicy.

WTF?!? was on the buffet?

Good Housekeeping's Perfect Parties cook book (c)'67 says it best...

"...there's always an intangible something that makes a party 'come off'." And while the assembly of these dishes are tangible, I'd venture to guess that their tastes and textures are definitely INtangible. Here's what was on the table last WTF?!? Friday:
  • Cheese Cornucopias
  • New-Look Cocktail Spreads [Gourmet, Green and Red Cheese Balls]
  • Shrimp Fanfare
  • Chilled Ham Mousse
If you can't put your finger on these flavors, I'm pretty sure you can put your finger down your throat. Now, dear, let me take your coat.

Friday, June 18, 2010

WTF?!? Friday: Party Planner

WTF kind of party hostess would expect you to belly up to the buffet for these eats?& WTF kind of stomach does it take to hold it all in? Find out where I found these finger [as in put your finger down your throat] foods tonight.

I know I've been a bit out of pocket this week. If your kids play ball in the summer, I know you've got my back. Busy, busy, busy - nary a moment to prepare a pb&j, let alone hit the feast for some quality time. I'll be back after 3 more trips to the ball park this weekend, and as many trips to the pool...are you having a diggy summer, too?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Kool Blast from the Past

First things first: WTF?!? was that pot-unlucky dish featured on Friday? Why it was raspberries, strawberries, peaches, grapes & fruit juices of choice jammed together in Good Housekeeping's Quick and Easy Cook Book's (c)'58 Jellied Fruit dish. It brings to mind haunted houses, with peeled grapes for eyeballs and strawberry goo for brains. And while it looks like something that would come right back up after ingestion, I'm pretty sure flavor-wise it would go down easy.

Today I've got something kool to share. My new-to-me smiley, plastic-y kool-aid pitcher set. My Gramps picked it up at a tag sale. $5 for the pitcher & 7 mischievous mugs. Yesterday Ben & Marge made magic, stirring up green powder, one very full cup of sugar and cold water just like it was 1974 all over again. And wouldn'tcha know it? The green powder turned blue, but it tastes just like cherries. Magic!I'll bet you can't drink kool-aid without smiling. What's your flavor?