The Revival Of Common Courtesy

The world has changed and is in a constant state of change, but let’s all agree it isn’t always for the better. Case in point, read this post. I’ve been thinking about doing this meme for quite some time now, but reading this solidified my decision to start it.

To replace my recent Tuesday Romance of Cookery and Housekeeping which reviewed the book ‘A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband’ by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron, I’ve decided to revive common courtesy with various reviews of Emily Post and Miss Manners. Look for new posts beginning next Tuesday, July 29th. If you would like to join in, please do so, the more the merrier.

The upcoming themes are:
July 29th ~ How to be a gracious Host
August 5th ~ How to be a gracious guest
August 12th ~ The Art of R.S.V.P.
August 19th ~ How to Write a perfect Thank you note

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Tuesday’s Romance of Cookery and Housekeeping ~ Banana Spiced Cake


BANANA SPICED CAKE

1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cups sour milk
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour, sifted
2 small VERY RIPE bananas, well mashed
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup maple syrup

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • GREASE loaf pan or 8×8 baking dish.*
  • With a wooden spoon blend the butter, sugar and eggs.
  • Blend in bananas until well mixed.
  • Sift dry ingredients together.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix well with swift strokes.
  • Add vanilla and raisins.
  • Bake 45-55 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Immediately invert on to serving plate.
  • Wait 15 minutes for cooling.
  • Warm the maple syrup in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Using a toothpick, pierce holes into the top of the cake.
  • Drizzle maple syrup over the cake and allow it to drip down the sides.

*Works really well in today’s decorative bundt style pans.

Recipe (page 142) adapted from ‘A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband’ by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron

I seriously adapted this one into a modern easy to use recipe.


I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at mjpuzzlemom, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!

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Tuesday’s Romance of Cookery & Housekeeping ~ Cherry Pie Filling

CHERRY PIE FILLING

3 cups cherries, pitted
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 egg, beaten

  • Mix cherries, sugar and flour, let rest 30 minutes
  • Mix remaining ingredients together until well blended.
  • After 30 minutes fold the two together.
  • Pour into pie shell.
  • Put on top crust.
  • Bake 45 minutes until crisp. I put foil over the top to prevent burning from the 15-30 minute mark.
  • At the 30 minute mark uncover and brush with beaten egg
Recipe (page 114) adapted from ‘A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband’ by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron


I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at
Overwhelmed with Joy, Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at mjpuzzlemom, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks, Tasty Thursday hosted by Pumpkin Patch, Watchin’ What We Eat hosted by Lorie at Honey I Shrank Myself and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!

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Tuesday’s Romance of Cookery and Housekeeping – Peanut Butter Fruit Roll Ups

PEANUT BUTTER AND FRUIT ROLL UPS

1 1/2 cup flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons butter
1/2+ cup milk
3 tablespoons JIF creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons golden raisins*

  • Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Cut in 2 tablespoons of cold butter until it reaches a consistency of cornmeal.
  • Add the milk, mixing until a soft dough forms.
  • Pat into a rectangular shape 1/2 inch thick on a floured surface.
  • Cream the peanut butter and 2 teaspoons butter and spread onto dough.
  • Sprinkle the raisins randomly on top.
  • Roll up like cinnamon rolls.
  • Slice off 1/2 inch rolls and place in a well greased baking dish.
  • Bake 18-20 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
*I have used cut up chunks of dried apricots and they were really yummy too. If you prefer the original recipe called for currants instead of golden raisins, 1 tablespoon less of peanut butter and lard instead of the 2 tablespoons of butter.

Recipe (page 440) adapted from ‘A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband’
by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron


I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at mjpuzzlemom, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!

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APPLE DUMPLINGS

2 apples
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons milk
1 jumbo egg

  • Mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter.
  • Add the milk and mix to a soft dough.
  • Roll on a well floured board until 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut dough into 4 squares.
  • Wash, peel and core apples. Cut into quarters and then in half again.
  • Mix together the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Sprinkle over the apple pieces.
  • In each square of dough place 4 pieces of apple in the center.
  • Moisten the corners of the dough and bring them all together and twist gently squeezing them together.
  • Lightly spray the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Place all 4 dumplings in dish and bake 30 minutes at 350 oven.
  • Brush with egg and and bake 5-10 minutes more until golden.
  • Serve with fresh vanilla ice cream or a cream cheese glaze.
Adapted from ‘A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband’
by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron Recipe (page 238)


I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at mjpuzzlemom, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!

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MOLASSES PUFFS
3/4 cup molasses
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup hot water
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 cups flour
PURE

  • Spray muffin tin thoroughly.
  • Mix the molasses and sugar together until well mixed.
  • Add the water and butter. Beat well.
  • Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
  • Sift the ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and flour together.
  • Add dry mixture to the wet mixture and blend well.
  • Fill muffin slots 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Cool & then ice.

BROWN SUGAR ICING
2 egg whites, beaten stiffly
2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • Cook sugar and water together until it “clicks” when a little is dropped into cold water
  • Pour the syrup SLOWLY over the stiffly beaten egg whites
  • Beat vigorously until cool and creamy
  • Add the vanilla and beat smooth.
  • Ice cupcakes*

*If the icing gets hard before it is cool, add 2 tablespoons of water and continue beating. The secret of good icing is steady, constant beating.

Recipe (page 212) adapted from ‘A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband’
by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron


I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at mjpuzzlemom, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!

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MAPLE FUDGE

1/4 pound maple sugar
2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons butter
2/3 cups milk

  • In a large saucepan add the ingredients in the above order.
  • Cook over a medium heat until the candy forms a soft ball.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • When Cool, beat until creamy.
  • Pour into a 9×9 greased square baker.
  • Chill, cut & serve.
Recipe (page 264 ) adapted from ‘A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband’
by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron


I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at mjpuzzlemom, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!

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TUNA SALAD

2 cans flaked white tuna in water (well drained)
1/2 cup diced celery
1 bunch green onions chopped
4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup diced sweet pickles
1 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup mayonnaise or miracle whip if you prefer

  • Toss together the tuna, celery, green onions, eggs and pickles.
  • Whip together the lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt & pepper.
  • Fold the mayonnaise mixture into the tuna mixture until mixed well.
  • CHILL!

Serve on lettuce leaves and garnish with a sprinkle of paprika, a slice of lemon and a sprig of parsley.

Recipe (page 238) adapted from ‘A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband’ by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron


I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at mjpuzzlemom, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!
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I’m on vacation and will be back next week!

Recipe (page) adapted from ‘A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband’ by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron

I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by aura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at mjpuzzlemom, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!
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