Laden with fragrance as spring winds, these hot cross buns made from a spicy sweet yeast dough and filled with the traditional currants. Other popular fruits are citron, raisins, and chopped candied fruit or peel. This sweet yeast dough is successful as a refrigerator dough and may be made a day or two before it is to be used, thus saving last minute flurries of preparation. Make yourself this treat as Easter is just around the corner.
In the 1950’s, more than 90% of those living in the USA identified themselves as Christian, so a 1950s Easter was a big deal everywhere you looked. We have gone out our to give you a closer idea of what Easter was like back than. Jan Mayer who experienced the delights of Easter back then has shared thoughts.
It’s a freezing day outside as we all sit here and wait for Spring to arrive! Having that slate grey morning that makes it feel as though someone has put a dimmer switch on the sun and turned the knob way, way down. Sometimes on days like this, we find energy comes to us in spades, and we work like mad cleaners!
A modern-day mother’s life is excellent, but women sometimes yearn for the simplicity of the 1950s mothers enjoyed. The essential to-dos of the day were curling their hair, feeding their kids some Cheese Whiz and baking a pie for their family parties.
In theory, those gossiping, nylon wearing, lipstick smearing, afternoon boozing mamas were living the life, and here’s why
After cleaning 100s of homes it’s come through loud and clear that the bathroom is not only one of your home’s most important rooms to keep clean, and but also one of the most difficult.
Here’s how to get more mileage out of your efforts and help this high-traffic room stay fresh longer.
Valentine’s Day class activities were once entirely different than they are today. Very young men used to get packages of Valentine’s cards from the local shop. These cards usually had some favourite cartoon characters on it and generic messages. Their Valentine’s Day activities involved passing out a Valentine to every boy and girl they knew. No one was left out. Nothing was heartfelt, and sweets were almost always included.
Did you know?
During World War II all sorts of essential and non-essential foods were rationed? It was the same for clothing, furniture and petrol. Everything after the War was limited, that’s when ration books were introduced. It all began at the beginning of the 1940s.
Who remembers this recipe for Broiled Grapefruit straight out of 1950’s home economics class? Maybe even 1960’s or 40’s. We’re not sure, but we do remember our Mothers making it for us on a few special occasions such as Christmas Day! [Read more…]
Back in the 1950s Halloween had become the sixth most profitable holiday for retailers. Halloween is now America’s second favourite holiday (following Christmas) for decorating. Many homes now elaborate Halloween decor with the latest rage being substantial inflatable decorations for their lawns. Retail stores fill their shelves with treats, Halloween masks and costumes as well as plastic pumpkins and other decorations.