Vintage Christmas Complimentary Booklet

My husband found some more Holiday booklets in his book boxes and gave them to me. One is a 1956 booklet titled A Merry Christmas at your house from Schulz Sanitary Service in Washington state . It was a gift for their customers with a nice thank you note on the inside cover.
This is the poem on the centerfold:
Now Christmas is come,
Let us beat up the drum,
And call all our neighbors together,
And when they appear,
Let us make them such cheer,
As will keep out the wind and the weather.
This candy recipe sounds good:

Maple Nut Brittle

1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup maple sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnut meats
Boil sugar and water until it forms a firm ball in cold water. Add butter and boil to 300 degrees. Add salt and vanilla. Pour boiling syrup over nuts placed in buttered pan. Cool and break into pieces.

Black walnut recipes where more common back then than they are now.
Black Walnut Strips
7/8 cup butter
5 tablespoons sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon water
1 cup chopped black walnuts
Powdered sugar
Cream butter and sugar. Add flour. Work in vanilla and water and nuts. Shape in fingers. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and roll in powdered sugar.

1 comment:

the wreath witch said...

hi I'm so excited you made a wreath and are trying a case- have you looked at my flickr ..there is a link in my profile I have ton's more pictures there.- do you have a flickr account?? If not you should get one you will love the flicker community is great. there are vintage book lovers there, they will live your books. here is the link , and let me see your case when your done and post your wreath -now check out flickr you'll love it !!- Pat