Monday, June 18, 2012

Time to grill! A Flashback to 1961!

We love to grill here in Florida! The weather is nice enough to grill year round and we have a nice big gas grill in our courtyard.

Now let’s get the Betty Crocker Outdoor Cookbook from 1961 to see what’s on the menu tonight!

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How about Shish Kabobs?

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This is one of our favorites...

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especially since hubby gets to wear a skirt...I mean a kilt! Oh wait! That’s not MY hubby!

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And I KNOW this is not him! lol

Here’s mine! My knight in shining armor!

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(I hope he doesn’t mind the teasing...because he’s grilling beef ribs tonight! I love you, honey!)

This is a great meal for me because hubby does it all!

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He skewers the meat and veggies together for more even cooking....

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and then we put everything in a big bowl to serve.

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We like to lightly toast pita bread, butter it and put our goodies inside and serve it with rice...buttered of course!

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I’m joining my girlfriend, Shannon at

 Cozy Home Scenes for a fun summer PARTY!

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What’s your favorite meal to grill?

Share it with us!

45 comments:

laurie said...

I love any meal my husband cooks, I'm showing him this post!!!

Mary said...

Yummy grilling, and that's a super way to have summer cooking heat stay out-of-doors. My sis and I have many of the same followers, we started at the same time. You may like to join her, too. www.simplesequins.com Her name is Renae. Thanks for the bbq ideas and the nice ol' cookbook. Mary

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Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I have that same cookbook. Love the vintage photos.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Cute, cute, cute cookbook! I love vintage cookbooks! Aren't you lucky to have a "grill-master" in the house! I'm thinking it's time for my hubby to take over the grilling! LOL!!!

Your dinner looks delicious! Enjoy!

~Sia McKye~ said...

That's the best way to cook kabobs! I love putting it all in a bowl and picking out what to eat.

Hubs does a great venison steak marinaded in beer, chopped garlic, and a lil bit of soy sauce. The steaks turn out yummy. We do the same if we make them venison kabobs.

Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Your kabobs look yummy! What time is dinner? The Betty Crocker cookbooks are my favorites. My favorite thing to grill is pork chops and portabello mushrooms!

Olive Cooper said...

A husband who cooks is a treasure indeed. The pita is brilliant in this recipe.

jody said...

wow your grilling looks great! yum! i pretty much like anything on the grill! lots of cool wild life in your area! always fun to see! my in laws live in newport richey and we've made a few trips down there.. enjoy your evening!!

helen tilston said...

Hello Dianne

That is a great idea to grill the vegetables, onions and beef on separate skewers. I have learned something. Dinner looks delicious

Helenxx

Marydon said...

Hubby would love to be eating with you, Diane.

TTFN ~
Have a lovely day ~
Marydon

Nancy's Notes said...

What a great looking dinner! I've got that cookbook, don't you just love the illustrations? They are just too cute! Love that pita idea, may have to try that!

Della said...

We grill a lot, too....I mean I grill a lot. Hubs isn't too much into making food, lol.

Your kabobs look so yummy I may have to follow my nose next time you cook out! MMMMMMM!

Vee said...

I'd show John this post if I thought it would give him any ideas. =D

Aren't those old graphics a hoot?

Chatty Crone said...

I remember that book! sandie

Vicki said...

I just love old cookbooks...and cooking on the gril. Yum!

Fida Bosu said...

Looks yummy! You're making me hungry :p I always prefer chicken! LOL..

XOXO!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I haven't had dinner yet and I'm so hungry looking at your photographs!! Love the pics of old cookbooks and I love the yummy food in this one! Have a great week
FABBY

Kaybe said...

I just love those vintage cookbooks for the illustrations more than the recipes. I hope you & Sir LD have a great week.

Shelia said...

Don't you just love those olden ook books and their graphics! I have a knight in shining armor too as he's the grill king around here! Yum, you're making me hungry.
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Kim K. said...

Those graphics are just delightful. Your kabobs look amazing. I'm sure you had a lovely dinner with your sweetie.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This looks so darn good. What a great idea to cook the meat and veggies separately. Love the idea of the pita bread with it too. It's 7:15 here and I still haven't had dinner...send some over please.

Linda said...

Great cookbook...I love grilled food. Summer is great for cooking outside. Kabobs are a favorite. You can grill the ribeye steaks too. Use a basket to grill the thinly sliced meat. It's heavenly. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me kind words.

Renae said...

My husband is the cook, griller, chef -- all of the above. I just shop for the menu the best I can getting sales and discounts and then I clean up. We bbq hamburgers, dogs and pineapple most every time. Some times salmon and chicken, too. Yum this is making me hungry!!!!! (and I've already had dinner)

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Hi Diane! Thanks for the sweet shout out about my party. I always enjoy seeing your vintage books, and the food looks delicious. I like how your husband does the veggies and meat separetely so everything is cooked to your liking. The pita sandwich looks yummy served with the rice, but maybe that's because I love rice and could eat it for every meal. Have a great Tuesday!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I sooo love old cook books!! Perfect outdoor dinner choice!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

The old Betty Crocker recipe book is lovely and your meal looks good.
We cook on our BBQ a lot, Saturday night my husband cooked beef steak and made a Thai beef salad.

Happy new week
Hugs
Carolyn

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love old cookbooks! And we love grilled food, too. Kabobs are a favorite and we usually do chunks of chicken, yellow squash, zucchini, mushrooms and onions. Also, sometimes with cherry tomatoes and green pepper chunks, too. Yum! Now I'm hungry and it's too late to be eating!

Trace4J said...

Morning
You are a very lucky girl.
I love anything on the grill and yummo your meal looks heavenly.
Yes I think The kilt is awesome to grill in too.
Hehhe
Hugs
Trace

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Those look wonderful. My husby has had to be sworn off doing any cooking, other than brewing his coffee, and making peanut butter crackers.;') Truly tis true~

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

So yummy! My husband likes to cook out most every meal in the summer...aren't we blessed!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Trip has a kilt, but he does not grill in it! ;P

I like to grill drunken chicken...YUMMY!!!

DearHelenHartman said...

I have that cookbook - bought it just for the images because hubby would NEVER look at a cookbook for barbeque...or wear kilt whilst cooking out! Your meal looks yummy.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

lol My mother has that same cookbook. I remember looking through it many times as a child.

The meal looks yummy!

Dee

Donna said...

Looks tasty! The grill sure does make summertime cooking pretty easy!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

We would grill out almost everyday if we could!! We had this same meal the other day minus the bread and rice. It is one of my husbands favorites.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the cookbook! I too love grilled food but Mr ALC isn't much on grilling. I get my fix when I visit my son in law! hugs, Linda

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love the graphics in those old cookbooks! My hubby loves to grill, will show him this, I like that the meat is not mixed with the veggies, so you can grill each til done separately. Visiting from Shannon's fun BBQ party!

ImSoVintage said...

Oh my gosh, I have that cookbook, too. :)

JG said...

What a neat cookbook! Grilled "wild caught" Sockeye Salmon, Haddock and Swordfish are our faves to grill. :)
~Judy

Introverted Art said...

I didn't know (or didn't pay attention) that you are in Florida. I am in SF and if I can get my hubby to cook me some of that buttered rice in a kilt, I will be a happy (and amused) wife ;-)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Fun cookbook! I was going to say your hubby has cute knees before you set us straight:@) Love kabobs, looks like you had a great dinner!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Such a cute post...and a yummy one, too. Love the cookbook pictures! I'm hoping hubby will grill something for us tonight!!!

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

Diane, what a great book. I'd like to have one in my cookbook library. Today the weather is cooperating, so we may have picnic dinner as we don't have any grills.

kitty said...

What a nice hubby you have, Diane! The meal looks delicious!