Throwback Thursdays

Aren’t Throwback Thursdays fun? I think so, because everything old is new again, and who doesn’t love retro? Check out these adorable retro hot pads and apron.

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Aren’t these cute? A layer of heat protection and a layer of cotton batting make for one heck-of-a hot pad! Get them here

 

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Hot pads, oven mitts, aprons and other hand-crafted treasures are available in my Etsy store here: cloversuestore

 

I have recently been thinking of a childhood friend, Colleen, and my first sleep-over at her house. Her mama, who was also our school nurse, prepared porcupine meatballs, which was also a first for me. Loved them! They were served with cooked carrots for a side dish, which in retrospect was a healthy, nurse-y choice. This week I served mine with good old fashioned peas and mushrooms, a recipe rich in buttery goodness, and which can be found in Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book dated 1981. Have to snicker at the words “New Cook Book.”

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See how the pages of my New Cookbook are barely hanging on? Love this throwback item, with it’s metal 3-Rings and tabbed chapters.

The New Cookbook’s recipe for Porcupine Meatballs contains an ingredient I prefer not to cook with: condensed soup. I chose this recipe instead, and prepared it exactly as written: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/218493/melindas-porcupine-meatballs/

Oh my goodness. These porcupine meatballs took me instantly back to 1972! Tender, flavorful and worthy of Throwback Thursdays. You won’t regret making these meatballs.

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Comfort food, worthy of #TBT: Melinda’s Porcupine Meatballs

 

What  is your favorite retro meal? Leave me a comment.

Happy trails,

Jamie

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