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More food from Mad Men

17 Aug

We’re taking a page out of Mad Men yet again.

Eagle-eyed viewers may have spied a copy of Betty Crocker’s Hostess Cookbook in
Betty Draper’s kitchen.

While we lovelovelove the show and, of course, retro cookbooks, it wasn’t published until 1967 and the show is set years earlier. No matter. We still love both.

UPDATE: Eek! We just snagged a vintage copy for $1.99! Only it is the 1970 version with a new cover, damn. But still, same copy and hilarious pictures of “gay supper parties” and “bright little brunches.” Sigh.
And –bwahahahaha- we actually found two of our mother’s secret party weapons in here! Olive cheese balls and sesame seed and soy covered cream cheese. Hoo boy.

BETTY DRAPER’S RUMAKI
From Betty Crocker’s Hostess Cookbook, 1967

6 chicken livers, halved
1 can sliced water chestnuts
6 slices bacon, cut in half
brown sugar

Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup salad oil
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed.
Mix all ingredients, makes about 1 cup sauce.

Pour over livers and chestnuts.
Cover dish with plastic wrap. Refrigerate four hours. Set oven control at broil and/or 550 degrees. Remove livers and water chestnuts from marinade. Wrap 1 liver and water chestnut slice in each piece of bacon, secure with toothpick. Roll in brown sugar, broil 10 minutes.