I love reading old cookbooks. Today I was glancing through one from 1948 called ‘The Economy Cook book” compiled by the staff from a magazine called The Journal of Living. There are some standard recipes in there, a few old fashioned ones I might want to try, and then there’s the sections on sandwiches. Some of their tips are interesting, like using flavored butters to make sandwiches more interesting: lemon butter, parsley butter, pimento butter. The money saving tips are along the lines of “don’t make more sandwiches than you can eat.”
Some of the sandwich filling ideas are new to me. Here’s a sampling:
Bacon-celery: chopped bacon, chopped celery, and mayonnaise.
Baked beans and raisins: baked beans, raisins, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, minced green pepper, minced onion, and mayonnaise. Hmmm….
Minced carrot spread: carrots, green peppers, celery, nuts, mayonnaise
Fruit spread: mashed cooked prunes, nuts, and cheddar or cottage cheese
Ham and peanut butter: ground ham, peanut butter, Worcestershire sauce, salad dressing, and mustard
About the only sandwich spreads in this section I’ve eaten were the deviled egg and a peanut butter-raisin combo. So I’m wondering: Were these popular back then and have just dropped from favor? I’ve seen baked bean soup before, but never a baked bean sandwich. And we like baked beans. That one I’m tempted to try.
What’s the most unusual sandwich combo that’s popular in your home? Or that you remember from your childhood? Peanut butter and potato chips were another one I remember liking, as well as peanut butter and banana slices.