Wednesday, July 20, 2011

MSED: Bird a Day #36- Chocolate Fudge Soda

Something Old. This image was scanned from the book "Betty Crocker's Cook Book for Boys and Girls" Copyright 1957. Apparently you can still buy this book on Amazon for $11.53. I bought mine at a garage sale for $1. I love everything about this book from the cute retro illustrations and photos to the quasi racist recipe called Old Black Joe which is a bowl of Wheaties with a prune on top with bits of apple for the eyes, mouth, and ears. A banana and cherry make the hat. When I saw it I actually gasped. I guess 1957 was a long time ago.
I love this recipe because of the little bird floating by the girl and the fact that I won't have to go to the drug store for my sodas any more. Hey wait, can you still buy Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Frosting Mix?


  1. I have a few old recipe books at home, but not as nice as your one.....xx

  2. So cute. Can't wait to flip through it