Woman’s Home Companion Cook Book – Part 2
I have read a few more pages of this wonderful old book and found the most amusing paragraphs about Cereals.
“Gone forever are they days when persuading Junior to eat his porridge was a major diplomatic feat. Now, so many are the variations on the basic cereal foods – wheat, corn, oats and rice – that Junior’s father eats a breakfast cereal, too, and the only family argument is over which cereal to serve. The answer is usually, “Keep several on hand.” Certainly this should be done when cereals form both the morning and the evening meal of young children.”
Under the heading Cereal Cookery was the following advice:
“Experiments have proved that prolonged cooking does not, as once was thought, make cereals more digestible. Once a cereal is cooked through there is no point in prolonging the cooking period.”
And under the heading Tempting Ways to Serve Cereals they provide suggestions on how to get Junior to eat cooked cereals with examples like:
“Sprinkle some of the flaked ready-to-eat cereals over a bowls of cooked cereal, or mix grapenuts with it. Serve with light cream and brown sugar. This will tempt the child who turns down cooked cereal for ready-to serve.”
There is even a substantial list for use of leftover cooked cereal, including adding a cup to scrambled eggs before cooking. Hmm, I’m not sure I would enjoy that.
Oh my goodness, scrambled eggs? No thanks 😉
I know, yuck idea.
ha ha, this is so funny! and so gross in a sense. I love this old fashioned advice, thanks for sharing these gems 🙂
I am thrilled that you are enjoying it as much as me. 🙂
Oats in scrambled eggs, not on my menu! I have used them, combined with the egg coating of french toast, served with fresh fruit – does this count! I’ll have to share this recipe! x
Yvette, you French toast sounds fabulous, I look forward to seeing your post about it. xo
I would love to have this kind of cook book, it sounds so amazing.
The idea of scramble egg in cereal is so funny and weird 🙂
I keep it on my desk every day – not that I get the chance to read it much though. I wonder what other oddities I will come across. 🙂
So funny to read these snippets. Reminds me of the Dick and Jane books with Father always being dressed in his brown suit, etc. Lucky Junior – he sure must enjoy his cereal. 🙂
Yes, little Junior – I wonder what else he may have to enjoy. 🙂
I’ve got just the book to team up with your book. “On becoming a woman”, full of lovely little tips on how to look after your man basically. Always good for a chuckle 🙂
I wonder if the boys would go for eggs and cereal…
Oh I can just imagine the antiquated ideas in your book – should be a hoot to read. I am not convinced the boys would go for the eggs and cereal. 😉
com’on, scrambled eggs and cereals, let’s get real, who would wanna try?
I know! Seems they had some strange ideas back then. 😉