I was going through my large cookbook collection trying to find inspiration for a dinner party I'm planning and I came across this battered old cookbook of my Mom's. It's a Better Homes & Gardens, Vegetable Cookbook from 1965.
The vegetable cooking chart is useless to me because I would never cook veggies as long as suggested.... 30 minutes for fresh green beans would turn them into a grey inedible mush. Some of these recipes haven't graced a table in my family for decades; like creamed onions (YUCK!), or the gag inducing Perfection Jello Salad:
I do remember liking this squash recipe when I was a kid, so I'm going to try it this weekend and I'll let you know how it turned out.
Glazed Acorn Squash With Onions and Walnuts
3 small acorn squash, cut in half and seeds removed
2 cups cooked pearl onions
1/2 cup broken walnuts
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
1/3 cup light molasses
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Bake squash cut side down in shallow pan at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes until almost tender. Turn cut side up and season. Fill cavities with onions and walnuts. Spoon glaze over filling and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until squash is tender, brushing occasionally with sauce.
Here are some other cool vintage cookbooks I found on Etsy:
1935 Cookbook from PinkGrapeFruitStyle
1968, How to Keep Him (After You've Caught Him) from Sassydoggs
Barbie's Easy as Pie Cookbook by Cynthia Lawrence, First Edition, Vintage 1960's Book avilable from Sandmarg
Happy Cooking, XOXO Empress Jade Vintage