Challenge #2 for the Historical Food Fortnightly is Soups and Sauces. In looking through our CBS Homemakers Exchange Recipes I find several tomato soup recipes but non so intriguing as the recipe for Orange Tomato Soup from July/August/September 1950.
Heat the tomato juice, add the orange juice, reheat. Seriously??!!
Yes, and seriously good! Smooth, light, tomato with just a tiny hint of citrus and perfect for summer.
While I stood over the hot stove making soup *wink*, Patrick made grilled burgers with onion and Worchestershire topped with Provolone cheese and a tomato and ranch dressing pasta salad.
We do have a bit of history to share with you. Ellis Grade School in Ashland, Wisconsin was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1980 as being noted for its Revival architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries.
And the serving piece for the soup was given to Patrick by his mother, Bernice. While he doesn't know the origin of the set, he can tell you that his cat, Bullette, knocked the sugar bowl off the counter. What we've been able to find is that the manufacturer is Noritake China Made In Occupied Japan which firmly dates its origin to between 1948 and 1952 according to the mark. We also know the pattern is Greenbrier. And, sadly, we haven't been able to find a sugar bowl. If you are interested there are more details about Noritake here: Noritake China
Historical Food Fortnightly
The Challenge: #2 - Soups and Sauces
The Recipe: Orange Tomato Soup, CBS Homemakers Exchange Recipe Jul/Aug/Sep 1950
The Date/Year and Region: 1950, United States television
How Did You Make It: Standing over a hot stove for hours *wink and smile*
Time to Complete: Truthfully, only about 5 minutes.
Total Cost: Approximately 75 cents
How Successful Was It?: 4 thumbs up
How Accurate Is It?: Couldn't be easier.
Give it a try! Seriously!!
Patrick and Jeanette