Happy Holiday weekend, everyone! I'll be going to the Wild Wild West (details to come), and crafting and baking lots, I hope. To celebrate our country, I'm posting a link to this online cookbook from the 1887 White House with hilarious recipes like:
One pound of lean beef, cut into small pieces. Put into a glass canning jar, without a drop of water, cover tightly and set in a pot of cold water. Heat gradually to a boil and continue this steadily for three or four hours, until the meat is like white rags and the juice all drawn out. Season with salt to taste and, when cold, skim.
and many practical and good sounding ones, too.
I'm also loving these joyous illustrations from a 1950s Good Housekeeping booklet on Summer entertaining (click to enlarge).
I wish you a heat wave, a cooling salad, and lots of fun. Happy America Day to you!