Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pretty Potations

I can't believe how fast summer is whipping by! Hopefully there will still be plenty of time to enjoy some deeeliciously dated summery beverages...

Davis and I were out flea-tiquing the other day, and I ran across a copy of a favorite cookbook from my youth: Betty Crocker's New Boys and Girls Cookbook. I was rather obsessed with food as a child (there are even rumors that my first word was "cookie"), and I used to love poring over this book. I don't recall how many recipes I actually made from it, probably not a lot, but I just loved looking at the pictures. There are plenty of the classic kid's goofy cakes and cookies, but for some reason the images that stood out the most were the soda fountain inspired beverages. I have to say, the pictures are still pretty appealing even if the thought of mixing grape soda and vanilla ice cream isn't.

Here are my two favorite pages (click on the images if you want to read the ingredients):

Here's a question for you: How do you pronounce "sherbet"? Do you say it as it's written, or do you stick an R in it and make it "sherbert"? Is that just a New England thing due to our habit of removing Rs from where they belong and putting them where they don't?
fyi - I used to pronounce it sherbert, but I've since gone upscale and now say "sher-bay".

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