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Friday, January 17, 2014

Vintage Valentines & Vittles I

Vintage Valentine

Flaming Chicken

Have Ring Will Marry

Valentine's Day Long, Long Ago: Once upon a time, because all good stories begin with once upon a time:) my late husband proposed by placing this ad in our local newspaper...
My reply was a gentle No... (continue) 

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  1. Dear Louise,
    I love the vintage Valentines. I remember when I was young, my mom bought a small box and I wrote out my Valenitnes for my class. They were so cute! The Flaming Chicken looks spectacular but if I was to do this, I may burn down the house! But the recipe has a wonderful combo of flavors. What a fun story on your proposal Can't wait to read more of your next instalment of "Have Rng Will Marry"... This is a fun post...thanks for sharing...
    Blessings...Dottie :)

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    1. I just bought my grandkids those small boxes of Valentines, Dottie. I'll be sending them to Idaho tomorrow! I thought the same thing about the "Flaming Chicken." I was rather surprised to "learn" lemon extract would light it up. However, when you think abut it, most extracts are made with alcohol. The plot thickens on the story, tune in, lol...

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  2. Have a great day ahead,regards.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Candy...

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  3. That is s truly hair-raising recipe. Several people search out terrible recipes from the past but this is a real winner in the category! Cute valentine!

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    1. Hair-raising! Perfect Mae! I chose this recipe for its relationship to the Valentine and because I thought it was dangerously unique:)

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  4. Can't wait to hear the rest of yr story Louise. You must be missing him very much. It's so romantic of him to advertise his proposal... Sigh!!

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    1. Thanks, Jenn. Yes, he is greatly missed by our family:) It was very romantic at the time but then he even topped that! (stay tuned:)

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  5. I love vintage Valentines Louise! look cute!! :)

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  6. Love the Valentine! I've never thought to look for a canned whole chicken! Sounds like a very interesting recipe!

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    1. Isn't she cute, Nellie? I'm not sure they still sell canned whole chicken. I don't think chickens nowadays would fit in a can, lol...

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  7. You can't leave us hanging like that! We want the whole story, and in detail. ;-) What an unusual proposal. And interesting chicken recipe! These are two really fun things you shared with us - thanks!

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    1. The details are forthcoming, John:) Thanks for "popping" by:)

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  8. I was so surprised that the chicken would cook that quickly. What an impressive presentation this would make and it seems so simply. That's the trick...throw that flour on your face and keep 'em guessing.
    Love this. Pinning
    Love the proposal but eventually you did say yes. Waiting to see how that came about.
    xoGinger

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    1. I'm thinking the chicken was precooked in the can and only needed heating, Ginger. However, I'm not absolutely sure:) Thanks for pinning and yes, I did eventually say I do:)

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  9. Wow! That is a terrible recipe. There is no way they used a canned chicken for that photo, either! Of course I love it...

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    1. Hi Poppy!
      I actually thought of you and your blog when I posted this recipe. I'm sure this recipe should be included in the book The Gallery of Regrettable Food by James Lileke. I should check, it may even be in it!

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  10. Wooo - that is a frightening recipe! I can't wait to hear the rest of the story!
    Donalyn @ http://thecreeksidecook.com

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  11. Wow! What a cool recipe. I love the flame, but wouldn't that be a little dangerous? Have a great weekend!

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    1. Welcome, Cascia! so glad you liked this post. I thought it was rather dangerous too but humans having been flaming foods since the beginning of time. I guess you just need to be careful but, I don't think the danger is really worth it for this particular recipe, lol...

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  12. Hi Louise , the chicken looks delicious ... but no way did it come from a can :-D , a friend bought one and she said never again . I am also waiting on the rest of the 'Love Story' , I know it turned out well , stay warm and have a happy weekend . Thanks so much for sharing :)

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    1. I'm a little "iffy" about that chicken, Nee. The concept may be interesting but I'm just not sure about canned whole chicken. I'm not even sure I could find it around here. Definitely not a recipe for the kiddies:)

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    1. Thank you Geraldine. It was a GREAT find!

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  14. oh that is really sweet - I am on the edge of my seat awaiting the next installment

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    1. Thanks, Johanna. Next installment will be Friday...

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  15. Very nice cliff hanger here, Louise! (Drumming my fingers waiting for part two)

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  16. The first time I tried flaming something I was scared to death...but it was simple and I've done it many times since. Great photo!
    Can't wait to hear about the ad......

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    1. I'm glad to here that Barbara. The next time I have a craving for Bananas Foster I know where to go!!! I love it but I am so afraid to make it flaming!!!

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  17. Dear Louise, Oh, you know I love vintage from recipes to cards to style. It is my comfort zone. I will look forward to, as Paul Harvey would say, "the rest of the story".
    Blessings and a hug, Catherine xo

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    1. Lol, Catherine. Thank you so much for visiting...

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  18. Detalle muy lindo para esperar el dìa del amor,abrazos.

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    1. Estoy encantado de que te haya gustado, Rosita

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  19. Vintage Valentines are so gorgeous. I am intrigued - can't wait for the rest of the story.

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    1. Aren't they adorable, Cakelaw. Quite a find!

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  20. The way you write is great! I love it! Looking forward to the rest of the story! ... nice looking chicken :-)

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this post, Alida. It was fun to reminisce.

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  21. Chicken on fire! That's kind of scary!

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    1. It sure is, Pam!!! Sound like a title for a movie!!!

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  22. Louise , canned whole chicken , seriously ?! I want to get hands on it lol Don't keep us hanging ! When's the next installment ? Valentine's Day ?! :D

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    1. Good luck finding it Anne. I haven't seen it in the grocery store. Although, I haven't looked as of this posting. Next "installment" Friday:)

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  23. You're already into Valentine's Day?? Gosh, you're so far ahead! I'm still busy preparing for Chinese New Year........

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    1. I have a lot of Valentine cards I would like to share, Shirley so I started early. I am planning a post next Sunday for Chinese New Year. I hope I do it right, lol...

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  24. A little cliffhanger to start my day - how intriguing! In the meantime, can I mention that I have never heard of a canned, whole chicken? Perhaps you could do a little sleuthing on the history of that product? For starters, how big was the can??

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    1. I'm way ahead of you T.W. in thought anyway. I am considering doing a bit of sleuthing on whole canned chicken. I'm thinking it had something to do with experimental food remnants from the War. But, who knows. I think I should begin with Swanson:)

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  25. Wow, way to leave us hanging Louise. But a good reminder that valentine's day is on the way. Where does the time go?

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    1. Seriously, Inger, the time is flying by so quickly I can't even catch up with it!

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  26. Holy cow, you should write soap operas! Talk about hanging on for more! :)

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    1. Hi Maureen!
      Would you believe you are not the only one to make a statement like that? I actually wrote a soap opera type story eons ago. It was based on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty from a woman's point of view, lol...

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  27. Can't wait for the rest of the story. Must be the firefighter in me, but I don't like flaming foods!

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    1. I like when its flamed for me, Channon...

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Through this wide opened gate,
none came too early,
none returned too late.

Thanks for dropping in...Louise