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Carol Posted - Jan 22 2015 : 09:48:10 AM
The idea for an annual Farmgirl Jubilee celebration started in January 2015 with this post:

From that idea came this: An official place for planning HOW we'll celebrate Farmgirl Jubilee, to be held during the first weekend of every May going forward for many years to come.

Let's dream the details for how we'll celebrate during our first year, 2015 (May 2-3), now officially called:

Farmgirl Jubilee 2015 (May 2-3)
Theme: Celebrating MaryJane

Let the planning begin!

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, red wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming 'WOO HOO, what a ride!'"
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Jennifer111 Posted - Jul 25 2016 : 10:17:03 AM
Originally posted by katmom

I think I will decorate the outside of my lil vtg. trailer in Farmgirl Jubilee fashion,,, including a banner of mini aprons..
Is it May yet?

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva! &

ceridwen Posted - Apr 28 2016 : 08:58:12 AM
Linda & Winnie, lovely quilt books you are sharing. I love cookbooks, especially older ones. I will have to look for them in my travels.

Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
laurzgot Posted - Apr 28 2016 : 07:48:55 AM
I just love vintage cookbooks. I have one that my Grandmother used. The Boston Cooking School Cookbook. By Fanny Merritt Farmer Boston 1923. She even wrote some notes in the margins.

Country girl at heart
"Smile and be yourself everyday."

Bonnie Ellis Posted - Apr 19 2016 : 9:33:31 PM
Denise, the recipe is from a magazine published in Minneapolis about 1910. I'll tell you about it at the quilt meeting. Bonnie

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
Denise Ann Posted - Apr 19 2016 : 04:40:05 AM
Some of older cookbooks are a hoot. Especially the Jello recipes, some of them just seem strange, but I'm intrigued by the shredded wheat... I do like shredded wheat, not the mini kind, the "old" kind as my daughter would say. They are not easy to find any more.

Denise Ann
Bonnie Ellis Posted - Apr 14 2016 : 6:56:46 PM
I love the old cookbooks too. I have lots of them. Sometimes the recipes are goofy, such as a recipe for jello with a shredded wheat cake inside. I would think it would get soggy before it set. The drawing looked pretty though.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
Red Tractor Girl Posted - Apr 14 2016 : 10:50:04 AM
Sara and Linda, I love the old recipes that you shared! Linda, Your book sounds like it has lots of those old go to favorites from generations of family cooking.

Sara, my mom used to save her chicken grease in a can in the fridge and use it a few times before discarding to fry up chicken for dinner. Basically, she did the same prep as your recipe calls for and it sure did make for crispy and delicious friend chicken!

OK, now we have fried chicken, overnight salad and chocolate cake on the Jubilee menu. Who else has a vintage recipe to add?

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
quiltee Posted - Apr 14 2016 : 08:57:46 AM
I have a small cookbook called "Woman's Club Cook Book - Fairbury, Illinois". It was a club my maternal grandmother was a member of and one of her recipes is in it. There is no date in it, but the cover was made using a piece of old wallpaper. The book is type-set, but not from a typewriter; it had to be printed. I don't know if they sold this small 46-page book or if it was just distributed to members, but my feeling is that it was sold to earn money for the club. It was compiled by the ways and Means Committee and all their names are listed on the inside front page.

Overnight Salad is a fruit salad recipe from the book that sounds like one I loved that my mother made. Maybe this is where she got it?


Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
YellowRose Posted - Apr 14 2016 : 08:07:38 AM
Thanks Winnie. Sounds yummy and since I'm not a baker I think I can make this cake. Maybe cupcakes.

Winnie like you I like vintage recipe books. I have a home economics book from 1923 - first published in 1914. Domestic Science - Principles and Application.

Like chocolate cake it wouldn't be Jubilee without fried chicken so here's how to do it from my 1923 book.

Fried Chicken

Wipe each piece of chicken with a clean, dry cloth; Dredge with salt, pepper, and flour.

Put plenty of salt pork fat or lard and butter in the pan, and sauté the chicken in the hot fat until brown and tender (about thirty minutes.

Only spring chicken ought to be fried, as old birds require longer cooking.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
quiltee Posted - Apr 14 2016 : 07:40:50 AM
Thanks, Winnie. Sounds delicious!

I think I will make several smaller cakes from the recipe and give them out to my neighbor and family for the Jubilee.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
Red Tractor Girl Posted - Apr 14 2016 : 07:08:06 AM
This year I decided I would post a post a chocolate cake recipe from the 1943 Betty Corker Wartime Cookbook for a Jubilee suggestion. Here is the recipe for Eggless chocolate . Melt 3 Tbsp shortening, blend in 1 cup sugar and 6 tsp cocoa. Sift together 1 1/2 cups flour with 1 tsp soda and 1 tsp salt. Add to cocoa mixture and then stir in 1 cup buttermilk . Pour into 8" greased pan and bake about 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Easy Peasy!!

Here is some neat information. If you were short on sugar for the week's current ration, you can substitute the sugar measurements from 1 cup to 1/2 cup sugar minus 2 Tblsp of your buttermilk to get the same results. There is an entire page dedicated in this book about what to do when your rations were not enough of any the recipe. Substitution and creativity were imperative to the cook at home to make due with what was available. Great information to still know and use, I think!

At the end of the book, the last part reads the following: "This booklet brings to the American home-maker practical knowledge of how to solve these war-time problems. At the end of the day, let us be sure we can say:

I worked for freedom today.
I served at least one food from each of the seven basic good groups.
I prepared the food I served with care.
I wasted no food this day."

I loved this small paperback book from WWII that I found on Amazon for cheap. The last part here also reminds me that these daily goals are still relevant in 2016 and sum up many of the values of FarmGirl cooking that we share here at our MJF. I thought this recipe would be an easy one to make and perfect for the upcoming Summer family picnics and gatherings as well. Served with love and pride! I'm thinking this cake would be awesome served warm with vanilla ice cream and maybe a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top or maybe some chopped nuts?

How else do you see this idea being used for Jubilee? It would make a fun treat for afternoon tea cut in squares and dusted with powdered sugar. Other ideas or recipes to share here for 2016?

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
Daizy Posted - Oct 06 2015 : 04:55:45 AM
Yep....I'm planning for next year!!

Hugs and prayers, Daizy #1093
Poor House Farmgirl Chapter {A virtual chapter open to everyone.}
A good day is when you find ALL your ear tags! I wonder how my cows would like my Farmgirl apron??
ceejay48 Posted - Oct 04 2015 : 4:18:09 PM
I'm pretty sure the Jubilee is going to be an annual event and I'm also pretty sure gals are making plans for 2016. I'm also pretty sure that you can work on earning the badge . . . go for it!


..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year

my aprons -

living life -

from my heart -

from my hubby -
Dare2BUniquelyMe Posted - Oct 04 2015 : 3:39:08 PM
I should hope not. I would think that we are going to have another Jubilee this upcoming year and some very foresighted farmgirls are already swirling ideas around their pretty and practical brains.

In other words, "Bring it on Sista'!" New ideas are always welcome. :)

Sister #1350
TheKnittingFarmgirl Posted - Oct 04 2015 : 2:39:12 PM
Is it too late to post ideas and earn the Jubilee badge?

Knit On,
Farmgirl #6692
VT Oma Posted - May 02 2015 : 3:57:51 PM
My Jubilee flag got done in time and has been outside in the sunshine all day! I even made a cherry pie in honor of Maryjane it was the first time I made a cherry pie ever. I wore my apron all day except when I went to green up. I am even lucky enough to be getting a pair of hiking boots sent to me. It has been a fun day and I look forward to more of it tomorrow. With May came our, spring weather, and our Jubilee. I have taken a few pictures so now I have to figure out how to get them from the camera to the computer to here.
ceejay48 Posted - May 02 2015 : 2:14:35 PM
Sounds like you guys are going on a grand Jubilee adventure! ENJOY!!

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year

my aprons -

living life -

from my heart -

from my hubby -
Meg Posted - May 02 2015 : 08:28:26 AM
Happy Jubilee!!!!!!

MaryJane's daughter,

Dare2BUniquelyMe Posted - May 02 2015 : 08:09:50 AM
The car is packed with supplies, the chickens are loose, the dogs are fed and watered, and I am nearly ready to go. Just have to stop by the grocery store for a new thermometer (mine hit the floor and exploded). Happyyyyyyy Jubileeeeeeee Dayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!
TexasGran Posted - May 02 2015 : 06:22:06 AM
Happy Jubilee, and welcome to Britian's new little princess. I have a drawing/give away going. I will mail a Glamping Tea Towel and a Glamping Mug Rug to someone on March 6th. That is Wednesday. If you are interested in getting your name in the pot, go to "send it", where you will also see more fun give always to enter.

Song Sparrow Posted - May 02 2015 : 05:15:06 AM
The weather is finally cooperating in our neck of the woods as well! Birds are singing like crazy and it almost sounds like one cardinal is saying "Happy Happy Happy Jubilee Lee Lee." I started the day with a little quiet time to count my blessings, now I'm getting to work outside. Which is, of course, like going out to play! Happy Jubilee to all, can't wait to hear about all the celebrations!

Peace in our hearts, peace in the world

VT Oma Posted - May 02 2015 : 04:00:35 AM
Happy Jubilee to everyone. I stayed up late and my little yard flag is almost done, just need to add a few more things so I can put it out today. Looks like the weather is going to be nice too. I am so excited by the sunshine I am almost giddy! It has been a long gray winter, so this Jubilee and the sunshine are a welcome sight! I'll check back later and see what folks are doing.
Bonnie Ellis Posted - May 01 2015 : 2:21:11 PM
Jubilee to all!

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
Red Tractor Girl Posted - May 01 2015 : 08:28:00 AM
Enjoy all of your planned celebrations everyone!! Jubilee Weekend is finally here!!!

Meg, I am looking forward to meeting you too next week along with everyone else on the Home Team!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014
VT Oma Posted - Apr 30 2015 : 5:58:26 PM
Well spring is hitting my end of Vermont, that is the good news. The bad news is that I came down with a stomach bug on Tuesday and was out of work for 2 days and not able to work on my flag. But I am on the mend today so I will try to get it done tomorrow after work. So that I can have it out for Saturday which it is also Green up day here in Vermont where we pick up trash, and people can come to my place to pick up green up bags to put the trash in. I want my flag to be out for folks to see.

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