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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Back to the past party fun!

I wanted to thank all of you who emailed or commented about your ideas for a 1970's party food and recipes. I decided to leave the invitation up for any of you who might like to use it for a back in time Relief Society party or enrichment, like my ward is having this month. I made this to be color copied on glossy 2 sided flyer paper, one with a fill in the blanks and one completely blank to word as you like. (The blank one I drew up a map to my house and put it on it for those who don't know where we live.) They turned out pretty cute. If you want to have a copy of the first one that has the invitation info on it, but blank, please email me at and I will send it to you. Enjoy the 70's fun!


hedgehogmama said...

I just stumbled onto your blog for the first time and I did think of one recipe. This is one my mom used to make. It is super easy. Cut up a couple pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts in bite-sized pieces and coat with a mix of flour and seasoned salt. Fry them in veg oil in a pan until cooked just through but not over done. Then mix the chicken pieces with a bag of frozen peas and a couple cans of cream of mushroom soup. (That's how mom did it, but I don't use canned cream soups anymore, so I make a white sauce and add sauteed mushrooms.) Bake at 350 until bubbly then top with a can of french fried onions and pop it back in the oven for 5-10 minutes. Not low cal, but surprisingly tasty for how easy it is to throw together.

Katie Gauger said...

Thanks hedghogmama for that recipe Idea. It sounds great. I think that cream of mushroom soup were used alot back then as well as now. Thanks for taking the time to send me your recipe! Katie G

Hugz~Dixie said...

Cream of Mushroom soup here too. We used left over mashed potatoes to line the bottom of 9X13 pan for the first layer. Can of green beans for the next layer. The third layer was cook hamburger mixed with good old mushroom soup. I think the recipe probably called for grated cheese on top, but in our family it was often dotted with good old Velveeta cheese. Baked at 350 until cheese started to melt, about 20-30 minutes. This is a great blog. Thanks putting it together.

Katie Gauger said...

Your recipe brought back to mind one that I used back then or shortly after of a Tadder Tot Casserole. Instead of the potatoes that yours has, we started with beans and Cream of Mushroom soup and then topped with Tadder tots and Cheese. Wow, this is bringing back old memories. It is so much fun. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

jjmitchell94 said...

Thanks so much for the cute 50's invitation! I used it to make a flyer for our RS Birthday celebration and it was awesome! As it happened, our Enrichment Night people had forgotten to do a flyer or an invitation and called me the night before they needed them - using your invitation background was a real lifesaver!

You know what they say about old friends and antiques? They grow more valuable with time.

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