I guess as of right now, this blog could be a “blast from the past” since I have not posted anything in so long but what I am really referring to is the subject of my blog today. I guess I have had bloggers block. I only have a notebook full of about a hundred ideas for my blog but none of them inspired me. It is a good thing that I do not count on this blog to support me or I would be in trouble! But…..today I woke up inspired! The Thanksgiving feast is at my home this year and so I have been a flurry of activity. I am also thinking ahead to Christmas and all the things I want to do before that arrives. It has been so many years since I have had time to do baking at home that I am in a quandary as to what to do first. So…..today I am making Party Mix. Not the kind that you get the seasoning package from the store and make it in the microwave but the old fashioned recipe that my Mom made when I was a little girl that bakes in the oven for 2 1/2 hours and smells up the whole house with its’ delicious aroma. Mmmmmmm.
AND look what I am making it in!
This is the “blast from the past” that I was referring to. I got this beauty from my brother. It had been living in his garage. Sweeeeeeet!
It is a relic from the 1950’s and still works like a charm. We are about the same age…tee hee.
It even has the original booklet in it! The date inside the front cover is 1956 so I guess it is even OLDER than me! I almost squealed out loud when I found out it was coming to my house to take up residence. There are some very interesting recipes in the book. Everything from roasting meats to baking pies to making eggs for 50. Today I am giving it a test run with the party mix as I want to use it to make the Turkey on Thursday. That way I will have the whole oven for all the side dishes.
The clock on the front even works!!! You can set it to start and stop while you are away, just like a modern oven. I bet back in “the day” this was “the cherry on top”!
The party mix is baking away at 250 degrees for 2 1/2 hours and I am sitting here making my list and checking it twice for the cookies I want to make this year and the gifts I still need to buy.
Here it is, a whole roaster full of deliciousness. It is one of my favorite treats. I only dare make it once a year.
I hope you have wonderful Thanksgiving plans with the ones you love this week. If you are not getting together with family and or friends, I hope you make it a wonderful day in spite of. It is my favorite holiday because it is all the cooking and togetherness of those you love without the bother of the gifts and who “gets” what. I will try not to stay away so long next time. Have a blessed week.