Tuesday, April 27, 2010

For the woman who lives alone

Every Tuesday I'll be featuring a graphic from one of these very fine cookbooks. This is part one in a four-part series from "Quick Dinners for the Woman in a Hurry Cookbook" (1942).

Our sad heroine makes do with only her dachshund, while craving a more masculine brand of company. Even prune whip does not make her feel better. Will her dreams ever come true? Tune in next week.

Bonus recipe:

Prune Whip
5 cooked prunes, drained
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon orange juice
1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped

Pit and cut prunes, mix with next 2 ingredients and chill. Whip cream, add chilled mixture and top with maraschino cherry if desired.


Kristin said...

I am thankful I do not live alone. I do not have to eat prunes mixed with whipped cream.

Kathleen said...

I lived by myself for a number of years, and yet I was never inclined to eat prune whip. I'm so glad.

Jana said...

Perhaps the urge to shovel prune whip into your face is a sign that you have been too long alone.

Anonymous said...

I, for one, am interested in the recipe since I enjoy dried plums (a kinder, gentler name for them). And, I'm an unofficial cheerleader for regularity!

Jana said...

Well then, I put it to you to try this recipe and report back! And yes, if one is not regular, nothing much else matters.

Anonymous said...

My friend and I made prune whip as a joke for older men that we worked with. It was actually delicious!

Jana said...

Great! Perhaps I was unfair to it. ;)