Originally Posted by bknox
Super Cool! I love old and obscure cookbooks. My earliest is in the 30's and has a 'possum recipe in it. I have always wondered how many people actually ate 'possum for it to be recipe in a cookbook.
Post it. Got to be less greasy than wood chuck! Dang, as I kid living in the woods in the summer break with friends, chuck, squirrel, and Northern pike is what we ate. Along with leaks from the creek bank. We all had to check in, show up at the house every day just to let the folk know every thing was okay, and we were not starving.
Gee mom, don't ya think if it sucked, I'd be home? We were "hardcore" no tents, just a makeshift lean to in the wood's. I had my .22 l along with my 410 shot gun. Wish we had a chain saw back then, hatchet, axe, and bow saw is all we had. Boy Scouts are pussy's compared to how we rolled! Spices, flour, eggs, (fresh from the farm need no refrigeration) butter, Milk we kept in the creek along with the stash from everyone who stole beer from there folk. Put a few big rocks in the bottom of the cheap Styrofoam cooler, cut a rectangle opening near the bottom, and the same near the top, secure with the clothing line ya cut down with your mammas laundry line with a pocket knife to tie the lid down, secure the end of the line to the biggest tree near the bank to get to. There was NO plastic milk jugs, Plastic bags sucked, butter and bacon, cold cuts, exc. were stored in mason jars in the creek. damn, it was fun!