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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wordless Wednesdays; Seasonal Covers and Old Fashioned Egg-Nog


Waterford, Vermont-1949
Rose O'Neill's charming Kewpies were advertising mascots for Hendlers Ice Cream for many years. This recipe card is most likely from the 1920s.

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  1. This look fun and cute Louise!! I love sooo much!!!:)

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    1. I'm so glad you like them gloria. It was fun sharing...

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  2. Egg nog -- good idea! How can I work it into a brunch?

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    1. I've seen quite a few ideas for Egg Nog French Toast & Waffles, Mae. Or this recipe from my Pinterest board for Egg Nog Month may just be perfect. It's called Eggnog Breakfast Crumble Crunch Cake. Enjoy:)

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  3. Such neat retro covers! And love the easy idea for making eggnog...I need to see if there's a good eggnog ice cream available :)

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    1. I'm always hesitant when it comes to Egg Nog, Liz. I think the ice cream method not only sounds easy but delicious too!!!

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  4. Wonderful old covers! I love the egg nog one.:-)

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    1. Thanks Nellie. I'm liking that Egg Nog one too:)

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  5. My mom used to read Woman's Day! Back in the 50s and (I think) 60s). And Mimi Sheraton used to be one of those big deal foodies - I'll bet most people today have no idea who she is. Fun stuff - thanks.

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    1. I think many of our mothers read Woman's Day in those days, John and Family Circle too. As a matter of fact, Marion subscribes to them both! I'm planning a post for Mimi sheraton one day. she really needs to be introduced! Thanks for visiting...

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  6. What classic photos! The Woman's Day is my favorite. I remember my father pulling us on a sled--not sure my kids even know what a real sled is...

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    1. The Woman's Day has some fun and interesting recipes in it too, Inger. One day I need to share...My kids use to go sledding with their Dad when they were little. I should ask them if they remember:)

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  7. These are beautiful covers Louise! I have never tried egg nog and I am really curious!

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    1. Thank you, Katerina. Egg Nog is one of those tastes you either love or don't. You should really try it at least once. Add some booze too, lol...

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  8. Dear Louise,
    I love all of the vintage recipe pages. Amazing how different they look from today's world.I remember Elsie the Cow, and that brought back memories from when I was a young child. Love Egg Nog! It wouldn't be the holidays if you didn't serve Egg Nog at least once. Can you imagine Women's Day only 5 cents!! Great wordless Wednesday, thanks for sharing! Blessings, Dottie :)

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    1. So glad you enjoyed this post, Dottie. I must check with Marion and see what the cover price of Woman's Day is now, lol...

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  9. My grandmother used to make her eggnog with ice cream, because she was allergic to eggs. And she always used plenty of rum. I'm pretty sure that's why she made sure I had plenty of eggnog when I was at her Christmas parties. Ah, that would be considered child abuse today, wouldn't it? (Her middle name was Louise, and that's what her brother and nephews called her until the day she died.)

    Happy Wednesday, Louise!

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    1. I really think the notion of using eggnog ice cream is a great idea, Marjie. Plenty of rum is a must! (or brandy:)

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  10. Thanks for the memories, Louise. I had almost forgotten Elsie. The Borden's dairy would bring a cow, named Elsie, to our elementary school each year and give everyone ice cream.
    xoxoGinger

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    1. So glad you enjoyed this post, Ginger:) That's so cool about Borden's. GREAT memories!

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  11. Hi Louise , love the vintage retro covers , you did a beautiful job on them and this post is a keeper . We have to have eggnog for the holidays . I make homemade eggnog and use plenty of rum and other spirits . Never heard of Hendler eggnog ice cream , but have made eggnog from ice cream and it's delicious . Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. It just never occured to me to use eggnog ice cream to make eggnog Nee. I so want to try it with lots of spirits!

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  12. Hi Louise,

    I always thought that the Kewpies are from Japanese... LOL! Didn't know that Kewpies existed as early as 1920s. Pardon me for my ignorance :p

    Zoe

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    1. I wouldn't have known either, Zoe, if not for all the cookbooks!

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  13. My mom is a huge fan of eggnog. She cannot get enough of it during the holiday season.

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    1. Eggnog is very popular this time of year. Perhaps that is why December is Egg Nog Month!

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  14. Louise , I love these vintage covers ! The seasonal recipes sounds wonderful esp the old-fashioned egg-nog , which by the way , I haven't tried yet :P

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    1. so glad you enjoyed this post, Anne. You really should try eggnog at least once!

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  15. Lovely vintage pictures! Those pies look good.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  16. I've actually never had eggnog!

    www.hillcountryprincess.com

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    1. You really should give a try at least once, ducky...

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  17. Love the vintage cover pictures. My favorite is Woman's Day.

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    1. The Woman's Day is a lovely cover shot of Vermont isn't it Geraldine?

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  18. I've never had eggnog---don't shoot! =) Maybe this will be the weekend...

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    1. LOLo Angela. Let us know if you attempt it:)

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  19. year 1904 copy? wow! and that time it was selling at 10cents now it's just priceless!! eggnog ...hmm..wonder how it tastes like..never seen it before here :)

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    1. I think it was $1.00 for a year's subscription, Lena. I guess you could call it inflation, lol...Eggnog is very easy to make but you must be sure the eggs are safe and pasteurized. That's why I think using the eggnog ice cream for starters is much better.

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  20. Wow! How much photos have changed! It is all so much sophisticated these days. I must say that the retro pictures look more "innocent" and realistic than then ones we get now!
    Lovely post Louise as usual XX

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  21. Great vintage signs, ~~louise~~
    I usually buy a carton of egg nog...just in case! hahaha!
    It certainly is delicious....but...not very figure friendly!
    Enjoy your weekend♥
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  22. I had no idea egg nog was made from egg nog ice cream! Now where can I find the ice cream?

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  23. Dear Louise, I love vintage retro!! It is my comfort zone. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  24. Having never had eggnog, I'm very interested in the eggnog ice cream--need to hunt both down ...soon!

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  25. Darn. I was hoping you'd settle the debate between Pampered Chef and my boss. Pampered Chef says egg nog was invented in Jamestown. T-rod says it came from old England... what say you?

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