Sunday, October 31, 2010

Date With A Pumpkin

No Halloween Mask Life Oct 26 1953
Life, October 26, 1953
Well that's true. Morning mouth is scarier than a Halloween mask. But if you go out with guys wearing a pumpkin on your head, I guarantee that you'll scare off your date.

A better date with a pumpkin would involve making a delicious dessert out of it, not wearing it.

Here's one from The Lily Wallace Cookbook (1947) that isn't the usual pie: 

PUMPKIN ICE CREAM

4 cups light cream
2 beaten eggs
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups mashed or canned pumpkin

Put cream in saucepan. Cover and bring to boiling point. Reduce heat. Add eggs, sugar, and seasonings. Cook, stirring constantly, until a coating forms on spoon. Stir in pumpkin. Heat thoroughly. Chill and freeze. Yield: 1 quart.

Don't forget to brush your teeth with Chlorodent after you eat your ice cream. And have a great Halloween!

3 comments:

Auntie E said...

Now that's just plain funny. Enjoy for day.

Kath Lockett said...

Morning Mouth?

Well they must have had 'The Walk of Shame' in those days too because I swear I can see a black dress and pearl necklace under that enormous pumpkin, otherwise who'd be going out on a date in the morning?

What they really mean is 'Morning of Regret After the Now Forgettable Events of the Drunken Night Before' breath surely?

Marcheline said...

Wicked cool ad! And seasonal, too!