Looking on the bottom of those Coke bottles to see where it was bottled. And playing a game where the bottle that had traveled the farthest won.Glass bottles in vending machines. My parents insisted Coca Cola was better in an icy cold bottle. (And you could get a deposit back if you returned it)
I asked a friend recently why bakers use a sieve for flour instead of a sifter. Mine has a handle you turn and works so much better. I forgot mine is probably from the early 50's, it was my mums'. I guess they don't make them like that anymore.
I still have my Nescafe World Glass Coffee Cups....remember when there were actual toys in your Cracker Jacks box and not some silly sticker? I remember our glass jelly jars being recycled for glasses for whatever we kids were drinking....I remember the rubber caps! Do they still put little plastic toys in cereal boxes? Marketers were such manipulators back then lol.
There was a brand (Fanta I think?) of soft drink that had riddles or jokes at the bottom of the can so you'd gulp it down and then peer in to be able to read it aloud to your friends. 1 cent gum like Bazooka and Double Bubble (always preferred the latter ) would have a cartoon or joke wrapped around them too. I think there was a promotion where popsicle sticks had something written on them that you could only see when you'd finished it.
Oh! Along with gas stations trying to get your loyalty by offering glassware or dishes so you'd go back to build the set, one of our supermarkets gave away stickers of hockey players and you could buy the book to put them in, so once again poor mom was faced with children begging to go to the supermarket and get more so you could complete your book (and of course a handful of them were rare enough that you never could quite finish it - does McDonald's still do their Monopoly promotion?) and kids would trade them during recess.
And then there was the Betty Crocker Recipe Card Box. All the moms on my street got one, and when one of the moms was upset to have received a colour she had not ordered, my mom generously agreed to trade her ours, resulting in me, 50+ years later, being the proud owner of a version in, wait for it, avocado green!
Funny to think that the world is so obsessed with avocado toast these days. Kids today may not know that there was a time when appliances came in "decorator" colours, and that nowadays an avocado green or harvest gold or burnt orange stove or fridge is considered the very height of retro tacky.
When you make cakes from scratch many recipes require you to sift the flour. If you don't the texture is not as light as it should beI never sift or sieve flour. Thought that step was a relic from a time when flour could have clumps, or possibly be contaminated with insects. I only see that step in vintage recipes now.
If I'm mixing in other dry ingredients that I want to be sure are well distributed (like say baking powder or salt), then I use a wire whisk to combine.
I still have my avocado green one!And then there was the Betty Crocker Recipe Card Box. All the moms on my street got one, and when one of the moms was upset to have received a colour she had not ordered, my mom generously agreed to trade her ours, resulting in me, 50+ years later, being the proud owner of a version in, wait for it, avocado green!
It was a real thing! I don’t remember them but https://www.tennis365.com/tennis-fe...low-tennis-balls-thanks-to-david-attenborough
I def remember defrosting. My dad when he passed had an old freezer which we took and then I sold. Only 10 years ago lol.We just defrosted our freezer! But only because the door didn’t get shut properly.
A friendly, little voice: "Youve Got Mail!" and a very annoying paper clip
Also...Thank God for the Food Network, the Cooking Channel and every other foodie thing that came along. Look at this commercial from 1973 and tell me you'd want to return to THAT: https://youtu.be/uP1ixDAXVV8
That's what I read, too. And that aerating the flour by loosening it up/stirring it with a spoon is enough.I never sift or sieve flour. Thought that step was a relic from a time when flour could have clumps, or possibly be contaminated with insects. I only see that step in vintage recipes now.