We continued our tradition of enjoying Thanksgiving buffet dinner at Silver Falls Conference Center, so I don't have leftovers to deal with until I actually do make our home-cooked turkey dinner one day this weekend. In advance, I thought I'd consult another of my grandmother's weird and interesting vintage cookbooks for some recipes for leftovers. The recipes below are from Ida Bailey Allen's Modern Cookbook 2500 recipes (Formerly Published as Mrs. Allen on Cooking, Menus Service), copyright 1935. If you had turkey, duck, or chicken for your Thanksgiving feast here are some ghastly-sounding recipes to laugh at, or, for the brave at heart, to try. There's also one you can use for leftover sweet potatoes and leftover rolls from your family feast.
This woman seems to have slipped from the pages of culinary history. She must have been a fascinating woman, and I say this based on the FOREWARD of her cookbook. The FOREWARD is too long to add to this post, but I think it is worth sharing at my blog. I will post it tomorrow, Saturday, so return if you are curious!
From TIME Magazine Milestones, July 30, 1973:
Died. Ida Bailey Allen, 88, who provided American homemakers with down-to-earth recipes in more than 50 cookbooks (Ida Bailey Allen's Modern Cookbook, Cook Book for Two); in Norwalk, Conn. Twice a widow, Mrs. Allen believed that good home cooking was an antidote to the rising divorce rate.