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I can’t stop messing with my dining room…

Ever since we got the new table and then I bought the new radios, I just keep going back into my dining room and rearranging things.  I did it again today and I think I’m finally done (for now.)  I was keeping an old radio upstairs that needs restoration but I decided to finally bring it down, in all it’s shabby chic glory, to keep with my other radios.  I polished up and rearranged things that were already in the room.  I also did some research on it – it’s a Philco Model 38 Lowboy (because it has legs.)  My best guestimate is that it is from 1933-34.  It’s missing the dial and knobs and I’d like to find replacements and have it refinished.

IMG_0623And so my antiques display in the room changed yet again (thank you, iPhone panorama photo option):

IMG_0620Plus, I’ve had this poster for a while and I finally got a frame and hung it up today.  It’s my absolute favorite World War II-era propaganda/war effort poster!

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1940s stuff · Obsessions

New website AND amazing chocolate milk!

1. OH EM GEE.  I just made the best chocolate milk of all time.  Use one part cold evaporated milk (I used Pet Milk) and one part cold water.  Mix up.  Add chocolate syrup.  Stir.  Drink.  FLAIL BECAUSE IT TASTES LIKE MELTED CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM!!!!  It’s fantastic!  Evaporated milk is double-rich and the flavor is yummy!

2.  My new website is live.  It’s called The Homefront Kitchen.  Check it out HERE to see what it’s all about. The first World War II-era recipe (which I cooked last weekend) will be posted soon!

About me · Writing

Fanfiction and creamed dried beef

  • So I used to be a rather prolific fanfiction writer in the Puckleberry corner of the Glee fandom, and then I quit cold turkey and stopped watching the show.  Thanks to stupid Tumblr, some gifs popped up on my dash that threw my former Puckleberry-beating heart into a tailspin.  As a result, THIS happened….  Not exactly happy to be writing fanfic again but I’m VERY happy to actually have written something for once.  If it weren’t for the ongoing round-robin that I write with my dear friend, Lisa, I wouldn’t be writing squat these days!
  • I’m making and documenting my first WWII-era recipe this weekend to post on the website I’m working on!  What will my first dish be?  Creamed Dried Beef on Baked Potatoes.  My husband thinks it sounds disgusting but I think it sounds great, and I even get to use the Pet Milk I bought!  Anyway, going to spend some of my weekend on that site, so stay tuned!
1940s stuff

New project!!!

So I’m developing a website and I’m super-excited about it!  It’s going to be dedicated to the WWII homefront and all that it entailed.  The site will heavily feature recreation of the recipes from that period.  I have tons of recipes from the period, thanks to cookbooks and radio shows and other items in my collection.  My plan is to feature one each week, complete with showing the ingredients, preparation, and the finished product right from my own kitchen. (My husband is already screwing up his face in disgust at some of the recipes I plan on making (which he has to eat or he’ll go hungry!))  It’s a great way to explore the flavors of the period, as well as how recipes were modified due to rationing.  I wanted a specific web address and had to buy it at a GoDaddy auction, but once it’s released to me next week, I’ll probably be ready to go live with the first little bit of it.  Anyway, I’m really stoked and I’ll post the link, as well as more information, once it’s ready to go!