Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Baked Bean Pie

Worried about the big Thanksgiving Day meal? I have found the perfect compliment- Baked Bean Pie. Read what Better Homes and Gardens Jiffy Cooking book has to say about it:

"Baked bean pie makes supper preparation a snap. Two favorites- luncheon meat and pork and beans- combine to make a hearty main dish. Accompany with crisp relishes."


1 12-Ounce can luncheon meat
2 Tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
1 1-pound 5-ounce can pork and beans in tomato sauce, partially drained
2 Tablespoons hot dog relish
1 Teaspoon instant minced onion
1/4 cup shredded sharp process American cheese

Cut luncheon meat in 8 slices: brush each slice with syrup. Arrange meat slices around inner edge of 9-inch pie plate. In saucepan, combine pork and beans, hot dog relish, and onion; bring to boiling. Pour bean mixture into pie plate; sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 20 minutes or till meat is lightly browned. Serves 3 or 4

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Jiffy Cooking, Meredith Press 1967

Happy Vintage Thanksgiving

Vintage Recipes

To celebrate the coming of Thanksgiving and all of the cooking that happens during this time of the year I will be listing vintage recipes in the Vintage Takeout blog. Check back frequently to see what it new!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Vintage Forest Friends

This picture was submitted by Etsy member myfunkylounge. She purchased the vintage owls in the center from the Vintage Takeout shop. I was so impressed by her collection that I had to share it with my fellow vintage enthusiasts. I am super envious of the white deer!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Welcome to My Study

Study Podcast: Soldier from Dyna Moe on Vimeo.

I don't know what it is about this gent, but I am addicted. I thought I would share.

Friday, June 19, 2009

10 Vintage Dates Sure to Please

The official start to summer is upon us, so I wanted to celebrate vintage style! Here is a list of 10 vintage themed dates to have with that special someone or treat yourself!

1. Visit a Local Carnival: Dates do not get any more classic than this. Ride the ferris wheel, play a game, and admire the lights at night. Many carnivals are used as fundraisers for community organizations. Have a fun date while supporting your local community!
2. Berry Picking: Strange as this sounds, if you are lucky to live near a farm try picking your own strawberries or blue berries. You and your companion will support local farms, learn about your fruit of choice, and get some sweet alone time, and what could be better than that?
3. Volunteer: Volunteer at your local animal shelter, food bank, or hospital for a date. You will learn tons about your local community and make friends along the way, all while helping others!
4. Theatre: Take in a show at your local theatre. Many local acting troupes are quite good, and the price of the ticket will leave you enough funds to grab a cup of coffee afterward!
5. Touring: In the days before the automobile became second nature to most, people stood in awe of its capabilities, thus touring was born. Grab your favorite pair of spectators, sunglasses and head scarf to enjoy a day of sightseeing. Explore a nearby town you hardly know and you will be surprised.
6. Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Is there a more classic date than catching a baseball game? Support your local team, grab a hot dog (or veggie dog) and sit back with your sweetie to take in the sights and sounds of the game. Even non sports fans can delight in the spectacle of baseball.
7. Go Out For Ice Cream: Whether your flavor is chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla getting ice cream can be an inexpensive and fun date and if you're lucky you'll even get to play miniature golf!

8. Camping: Check out yard sales for an inexpensive way to stock up on camping gear then hit the trails with your favorite guy or girl! Be sure to remember the smores.

9. Skate Date: What better way to get to know someone than by skating to disco favorites!

10. The Picnic: Pack a basket with special sandwiches, wine and do not forget the homemade dessert!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Evening Out

Among the many tempting things in the Vintage Takeout shop are some beautiful sophisticated evening out pieces that I thought I would highlight here. Everyone needs a vacation once in a while, even if it is just for one evening out.

New Goodies Just Added

A peek at some of the goodies just added to the Vintage Takeout shop!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sneak Peek

Amazing 1956 Red Lanz Dress

Gorgeous 1930s steampunk dress with puffed sleeves

Fairytale Grey 1950s Lanz folk print dress

1970s Leather heels

Beautiful vintage steampunk Victorian boots

Just a little sneak peek of some goodies coming to the Vintage Takeout shop tonight!

The Vintage Toy Box

This week brings a whole host of vintage toys to the Vintage Takeout Etsy shop. Some functional, some purely for decoration, but all are super cute!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Summer Days: A Summer Vintage Style Guide

Fun beach basket purse with lucite handles.

Nude Net Heels, super cute with tassels!

A sweet Vintage Vixen Sarong Dress perfect for hot summer night dancing.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Vintage Goodness

New vintage items for the Etsy shop. More to come and also vintage tips!

Monday, May 18, 2009

After a vigorous weekend of yard sales I have found some amazing vintage clothing pieces and kitsch toys that I will be including in the Vintage Takeout shop during the next week.

Going to the Carnival?

The County Fair Prairie Dress in Pale Blue

A sweet vintage sundress in summer green

Gold Fish in Love

A sweet vintage mother elephant and her babies

Thursday, May 14, 2009

50s Looks for the Summer

I just finished listing a bunch of 1950s summer dresses to the Etsy shop. Here are a few. For me, dresses from the 1950s really embody what summer is all about. When I look at some of these pieces I can almost hear the ferris wheel and the tide.