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Friday, January 31, 2014

Vintage Valentines & Vittles III

Vintage Valentine
Chilled Tomato & Cucumber Soup | Betty Crocker's Easy Entertaining 1959

Retro Valentine
Green Chile Cheese Fudge | Sandra Lee Semi-homemade Weeknight Wonders 2009
Sandra Lee semi-homemade Weeknight Wonders ©2009

Vintage Valentine Card
Wheaties Nougat Bars | Betty Crocker's Easy Entertaining 1959
It took me five years to finally say, Yes. Do you want to know who finally brought me to my senses?

On Valentine's Day five years later to the day, there was a knock at the door at precisely 11 o'clock at night. What to my wondering eyes should appear but my future husband cloaked from head to toe in aluminum foil! That's right dear readers, my "knight in shining armor" had arrived. In his foiled wrapped hand he carried a small black velvet box. As he crinkled over to open the treasure he bore, tears of joy and those of humor flowed from my eyes. As touching as it was and believe me, it was, it was also hilarious to see this valiant gentle man standing at my door bearing his shining soul. I gleefully accepted. (let's say the entire neighborhood heard me say Yes!:) (continue)



33 comments:

  1. More cute valentines... more really retro recipes! You must really have some incredible collections. The story is getting good, too.

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    1. I'm very fortunate, Mae especially when it comes to love and cookbooks, lol...

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  2. That is such an adorable story, Louise. How romantic for you! Hope someone took a photo!
    Always love your vintage cards and recipes.
    Sadly, I think I have become vintage as they are so familiar! :)

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    1. Nothing to be sad about, Barbara. Those were the best years! and, I must tell you, I am still dreaming about that Banana Upside Down Cake of yours:) Maybe next week:)

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  3. Oh what a romantic gesture - I just imagine you having to oil him when he cried and rusted up like the Tin Man

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    1. Lol, he did remind me a bit of the Tin Man, Johanna...

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  4. Oh Louise , I am enjoying this cliff-hanger more and more , it hard to wait for the next installment , but wait I must ;-D . I will be making the Green Chile Cheese Fudge , that's what my girls said , thank you so much for sharing :)

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    1. I'm so glad the girls want to try the fudge, Nee. I hope you will be sharing on your blog. A kids post perhaps???

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    2. Hi Louise , the girls said they will do the fudge , I will let you know , they wants to do it on the 9th , girl I think you have started something . My kids love visiting you . Thanks so very much :)

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  5. Oh my that may be the most romantic thing I have ever heard. Clarice

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    1. It's a wonderful memory Clarice and all true:)

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  6. Aluminum foil?! That's classic! And creative. He really was a knight in shining armor! Wonderful story. And wonderful post. That green chile fudge is calling out to me!

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    1. My husband was an artist, John and truly my knight in shining armor:) I had a feeling you might like that fudge. I do hope you try it! (and share:)

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  7. thanks for sharing. i love the stories.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Candy. I'm so glad you are enjoying the story:)

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  8. Love the vintage valentines. I can't wait to make the Green Chile fudge recipe. Thanks for posting:)

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  9. Dear Louise,
    What a fun post! The recipes sound yummy. I guess you and I are on the same wave length. My recipe has coconut and cereal in it as well. I love the Wheaties Nougat Bars...Have to try this one...Your story is so wonderful, can't wait till the next part. Aluminum foil, that must have been really fantastic to see.. What a beautiful story...very romantic for sure...Thanks for your fun post and looking forward to reading the next chapter of your "Love Story".
    Blessings to you for a fabulous weekend dear Louise,...Dottie :)

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  10. How lucky you are to truly have a knight in shining armor. Love the vintage cards and recipes. :)

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  11. You are really teasing us with this story! I hope you have photos too :-)

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  12. Muy romàntico post de San Valentìn muy buen retro,saludos y abrazos.

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  13. That nougat has my name all over it...and I'm a sucker for such stories!!!

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  14. That is the beginning to a great love story, I am sure. Can't wait to hear the rest!

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  15. Oh, Louise! I love your story! The recipes are not ones I've ever heard of before. Happy February - tomorrow!

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  16. LOL - he really was your knight in shining armour. Again, love the vintage Valentines.

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  17. No wonder you immediately became my Knight's advocate! What a loving tale.

    I seriously believe I need to make the soup and the fudge. Oh my!

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  18. Tell us more! Tell us more! This is one of the best stories ever!

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  19. Hi Louise, I maybe late but always love to drop by your blog to admire your vintage posting @ pictures and recipes. Your collection are so classic and impressive. Thanks for sharing this wonderful Valentine posting. Love all the pictures..

    Have a nice day, regards.

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  20. Dear Louise, I want to make all of these vintage recipes that you post. They are all so inviting.
    Stay safe, cozy and warm. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  21. your man in aluminium foil!! he must be a humorous man...:D

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

Thanks for dropping in...Louise