Thrifting: Glasses, Snakes and Shrimp Newburg

Thought I would link up with High on Thrifting Thursday again. This is a purchase from quite a while ago, but part of it was a present that I didn’t want to blog about until showed my sister the glasses and then I forgot all about them. I got all of this one morning, the glasses were on super sale, but I thought the books were a little pricey. Or I am just old and miss the 10 cent paperback days.

These are copse glasses, which are what I was supposed to get my sister for christmas, but never did. They are an old fashioned type of non-flute champagne glasses. There are some cocktails they like to make at home that call for them. These are vinatge fun and I adore the little etched polka dots around the rim. Maybe this will motivate me to get them in the mail. Nothing better than christmas in April!

Random purchase, but it was in great condition and I figure Spencer go through a snake phase eventually. I’m keeping it in the emergency toy cupboard for now and will get it out when we get board some afternoon. I had a ton of books like this when I was a kid and I just loved them. I found my whales book the other day and I’ll be stoked when Spencer is old enough to read it.

This has to be my favorite genre of cookbook – hardback with strange printed cover instead of a dustjacket, weird colorization and half black and white photography half color and the crazy recipes. The description for the covor photo: franks with a corkscrew cut are sauced with a tomato soup mixture for Saucy Franks.

This is a glorius 70s printing of a cookbook from the late 1960s. My favorite recipes based on the titles alone are Carrots Piquant, Pampered Beef Filets (pampered!!!) and Instant Pastafazool.

And the winner for grossest picture:

Shrimp Newburg! Ew. Just Ew. I love these things. Also, look at the recipe below: tuna stroganoff. TUNA STROGANOFF. That is like the mother of all ews. And the curly parsley is delightfully dated.


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4 Responses to “Thrifting: Glasses, Snakes and Shrimp Newburg”

  1. Suzanne says:

    I really must know what’s in Instant Pastafazool.


  2. Amy G says:

    I have a whole shelf full of these weird cookbooks. I love them, in one of them there are 15 different recipes for jellied meat. Gross.


  3. Kate Dircksen says:

    Are you aware of which snake would be the longest?


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