I remember my Great Aunt Dorothy Block. She visited Grandma Adeline and Grandpa Elvin in Washington State once when I was eight years old and Mom and I were there visiting. She was such a nice lady! Mother says that one of her favorite things to eat was
Aunt Dorothy's Graham Cracker Roll.
1 lb. graham crackers
1 lb. walnuts
1 lb. dates
1 lb. marshmallows
1 pint of heavy cream
Roll crackers fine, reserving six crackers. Chop dates and nuts. Quarter the marshmallows.
Mix cracker crumbs, nuts, dates, marshmallows and cream. Mold into a loaf.
Roll the loaf in the crumbs of the remaining six graham crackers reserved.
Chill 24 hours.
Serve in slices with whipped cream.
|The Household Searchlight Recipe Book, 1936|
published in the USA
Grandma Maggie Block (Mrs. Otto Block)
|Grandma Block's things - there might be a few more recipes than I originally thought!|
|It cost 2 cents for Kraft to mail this to Grandma Block,|
of course, at that time she was Mrs. Otto Block of Landa, North Dakota,
as ladies never used their own first names outside family and friends.
|A much cherished Gibson Electric Refrigerator booklet with recipes|
|The Watkin's man always brought Mother (aged 5 at the time) a stick of gum when he came to visit Grandma Block. Mother lived with Grandma and Grandpa Block on the farm as a young child.|
One time, a parachute salesman came to the door instead. My mother vividly recalls this because that salesman did not offer her a stick of gum or candy, much to her chagrin!
Read more about & see what Grandma Block purchased with her egg money from the WWII parachute salesman here:
Grandma Block's Parachute Quilt
|Betty Crocker in her heyday.|
|Mother reading her Grandmother Block's daily diary.|
|Grandma Block kept her diary faithfully each day.|