Sunday, July 24, 2016

Slimmer Summer Simmer

We might have overdone it a bit, stretching our meat and sparing our sweets in the last few temp tasting posts-- now it's time (unfortunately) to get our asses in shape! This handful of cute illustrations found in the Better Homes and Gardens "Eat and Stay Slim" hardcover collection from 1968 shows us how to reduce and figure our calorie needs, plus simple and effective food exchange ideas for menu planning, eating out, exercising, and how to just stay slim in general. It's freakin' hot out there this summer-- so come on! (FYI: If anyone's interested in the artist's name, you might need to clean your glasses off to read it in one of the images below.) And not to confuse anyone even further, but I'm creating this post as I finish off the last piece of a homemade Fruity Pebble Cereal "No Bake" Cheesecake --so, whatev, right? Right.


Craftypants Carol said...

boy i wish sitting in a hot box and having a canvas strap vibrating your ass really did make you lose weight. i'd be doing that all day while i scooped fruity pebbles no-bake cheesecake out of a giant tub and into my mouth.

these images are seriously awesome!

Mr. Cavin said...

I like those brushy magenta backgrounds. They make every panel look like cake frosting. Since I am a sucker for hand-drawn textiles and fabric patterns, my favorite image is that third one, with the varsity sweater. But, of course, I am also a sucker for cereal cheesecake. So I think that last scan is pretty damn hot, too.

Mr. Karswell said...

If anyone needs the recipe for the Fruity Pebble No Bake Cheesecake here ya go!

It was quite delicious! :) Thanks for the comments