Monday, July 02, 2007

That Super, Deluxe Osterizer

Jumping forward from the 1940s, here is a volume of Super, Deluxe Osterizer recipes from 1960. Because of conflicting messages, I'm not really sure how one procured this particular book. If you'll look on the front cover, the whopping retail price of $1.00 appears in the right corner. This, of course, suggests that the book was purchased separately from the blender. As far as that goes, this book could be purchased by someone who has an older Osterizer model or even by someone who owns another brand of blending machine! However, if you turn the page to the Forward and Table of Contents (not pictured here), Joan Oster addresses new Osterizer owners. 'Thank you for your purchase of a Super Deluxe Osterizer,' she says. Perhaps the book was given to all new Osterizer owners from the time of publication, and then it was offered for $1.00 to anyone else who wanted one. Since that would be the only fair solution, I can only hope that that was the case.

Front cover - Mother blends some sweet potatoes. She's getting ready to take care of that large bunch of radishes. Then, she'll purée those whole ears of corn.

Nothing pleases me more than Canapés, and I believe the dancing cowboy and girl would agree! This optical illusion of an hors d'oeuvres platter has too many different tidbits to name, but I can never get over the intricacies of the canapé plate! (Note: There is a recipe for Cottage Cheese Glory!)

For Baby: Even babies can benefit from your new investment in the kitchen! Let your Osterizer process all your baby's meats, fruits, and vegetables! Is that 'Good Girl' for your little bundle of joy or your little liquidizer?

Where does the table end and the Holiday Bread begin?

Blurry cakes (including something called 'Hot Water Sponge')

Jarred confectionery and a bit of decorative flora: all can be made using your Osterizer!

This seems to be some kind of snaking queue to your dinner table. The albino ring towards the back is a Curried Rice Ring (contains no radish!), and at the front of the line we see the more respectable Asparagus Au Gratin. That ham can be puréed to make Chicken and Ham Delight or Poor Man's Fruit Cake.

The flame of your love affair with the Osterizer may have long extinguished, but you'll still be able to fill your table with sauce and other condiments.

A sort-of still life showing the Osterizer at his most vulnerable and human. This is art at its finest.

This is some kind of a pie with a dark filling on a beautifully colored background.

That shiny sausage-colored ring is called a Gobbler Salad and is made with turkey, rice, pickle relish, pecans, and commercial sour cream! On a related note, the plant at the front seems to have come down with turkey pox. (That was meant to be a joke, though I now see that turkey pox is an actual viral disease.)

A spirited round of soups (Party Celery, Green Pepper, and Cheese soups - from top, clockwise) certain to warm hearts and enliven parties.


jason67 said...

We all know than anything can (and should) be made with a blender!

Maria said...

Of course! It has to blended if you want your food to resemble velvet! And who doesn't want that?