Sunday at the Movies – Five Little Peppers & Sandwiches

This Sundays Movie is the Five Little Peppers. We will start with the complete audio book and  continue with links for the complete viewing of each movie.

But first let’s make some sandwiches to go with our movies and a vintage coconut cake recipe at the bottom of this post.

 

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1940 Campbells soup sandwich –  sauce recipes

When I saw this set of vintage recipes for open-faced sandwiches it reminded me of my grandmother, she loved open face Rubens, and turkey with gravy sandwiches.

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My daughter’s used to find framed egg sandwiches to great fun as we would use different cookie cutters to cut out the shape!

I think the Pepper family would have found this sandwich affordable.

 

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

A book series that was originally published in an 1880 edition of Wide Awake, a children’s magazine. The publisher of the magazine, Daniel Lothrop, loved the Pepper stories so much that he published a hard-cover edition of the story — and married the author in 1881. In 1883 the couple moved to historic Concord, Massachusetts, and resided in a house called the Wayside, which had previously been home to Nathaniel Hawthorne and also to Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women.


The Five Little Peppers book series was created by Margaret Sidney from 1881 to 1916. It covers the lives of the five children of Mamsie and the late Mister Pepper who are born into poverty in a rural “little brown house”. The Pepper books were the inspiration for a brief series of feature films produced by Columbia Pictures in 1939-40. The four films were vehicles for Columbia’s juvenile star Edith Fellows, who played Polly. The rest of the kids were Charles Peck as Ben, Tommy Bond of “Our Gang” as Davie, Bobby Larson as Joey, and Dorothy Ann Seese as Phronsie.

FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS AND HOW THEY GREW (1939)

In this, the first entry in four-part series, children’s movie, Polly Pepper takes care of her siblings while her mother toils at a factory. Polly’s newest friend is Jasper, a rich kid who likes to play with the Pepper kids. Trouble ensues when the littlest Pepper comes down with the measles and infects Jasper and his grandfather, Mr. King. They all wind up stuck together in a quarantined house. After the devoted Polly collapses from working too hard, Mr. King moves the Pepper clan into his mansion. The plucky family finally garners a fortune when it is discovered that Polly has inherited the controlling shares in a mine that the grandfather wants to purchase.

FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS AT HOME (1940)
This time around, Polly and the kids try to figure out a way to save their mother (Dorothy Peterson) from bankruptcy, with the help of crusty-but-lovable Mr. King (Clarence Kolb). After a slow-moving hour or so, the film picks up tremendously in the final reel when the kids are trapped in a copper mine cave-in, sparking a tension-filled rescue effect. A bit too syrupy sweet for modern tastes, Five Little Peppers at Home is redeemed by the cynical performance of Rex Evans as a sneering butler.

OUT WEST WITH THE PEPPERS (1940)
Once again in dire financial straits, the Pepper family is forced to pull up stakes and head westward. Upon arrival in the Wide Frontiers, the Pepper kids get into mischief in a lumber camp. As usual, the plot is resolved by Edith Fellows as eldest Pepper child Polly, who manages to stumble upon a financial windfall which proves beneficial not only to her family but practically everyone else in the film.

 

FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS IN TROUBLE (1940)
Unable to watch over her kids and go to work at the same time, Mrs. Pepper bundles the little Peppers off to boarding school. The Five Little Peppers in Trouble is just so “cute”; you take it from there. The six are packed off to an elite boarding school. The other students, all rich kids led by queen bee June (Shirley Mills), won’t associate with these common public school intruders. Although all six are in the same boat, the focus is almost completely on Polly; Fellows gets to do some singing when they hold tryouts for the school’s musical.

 

 

May you have a peaceful Sunday watching vintage movies and eating sandwiches!

~Melissa

Copyright 2017 By Melissa O’Connot

 

 

Happy St Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day to you!

Irish Blessing to You Happy St Patriicks Day Ireland Forever

 Many Blessings to You…

May the Leprechauns be near you

To Spread Luck along your way.

And May all the Irish Angels

Smile upon you Saint Patrick’s Day!

Irish Film for this St Patrick’s Day..

THREE CHEERS FOR THE IRISH

Peter Casey has been with the New York City police department for 25 years. He’s totally surprised when he’s asked to retire on his 25th anniversary with the force. He’s even more unprepared for the romance that develops between his favorite daughter, Maureen, and the Scottish cop who takes over his beat.

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

~ Melissa

Copyright 2017 By Melissa O’Connor

A Great Day For The Irish

A Great Day for the Irish with Little Nellie Kelly (Judy Garland)……and Irish Freckle Bread?

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It’s a Great Day For The Irish…

In Ireland, Jerry Kelly marries his sweetheart, Nellie Noonan  over the objections of her ne’er-do-well father, Michael Noonan , who swears never to speak to Jerry again, even though he reluctantly accompanies the newlyweds to America, where Jerry becomes a policeman, and all three become citizens. Michael continues to hold his grudge against Jerry, even when Nellie dies while giving birth to little Nellie.

And here is Judy Garlands only death scene …….

Years later, Jerry is now a captain on the police force, and little Nellie (also played by Judy Garland) has grown up as the spitting image of her mother. When Nellie becomes enamored of Dennis Fogarty, the son of Michael’s old friend Timothy Fogarty , the squabbling between Nellie’s father and grandfather intensifies, as Michael objects to the romance, and finally leaves home because of it.

Eventually, the three generations are reconciled, and Nellie and Dennis remain a couple.

 

Judy entertains us with her lovely voice singing ‘A GREAT DAY FOR THE IRISH’

Along with a traditional song ‘ A Girls Milking Her Cow’ sung partly in Irish – Gaelic

 

IN MY IRISH KITCHEN

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Cead Mile Failte Romhat!
( A hundred thousand welcomes to you!)

For our tay time and movies snack let’s try a wee bit of freckles bread……

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Irish Freckle Bread…..mmmmm

 

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May The Fairies Luck Go with you !

~Melissa

 

Copyright 2017 By Melissa O’Connor

 

Secrets Of Ireland…..

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There are many Secrets Of  Ireland she  also has many folklore stories, a strong history…… beautiful landscapes and seashore. And let’s not forget the perfect “cuppha tae” and  delicious foods such as buttermilk scones to go with todays movie.

THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH

Fiona  is a young Irish girl with an unusual family history, including a long-missing baby brother. When she goes to live with her grandparents on the west coast of Ireland, Fiona hears stories about her ancestors, tales that involve mythical creatures called selkies who can shift from seal to human form. After Fiona ends up on the small island of Roan Inish, her family’s ancestral home, she believes she may have found her little brother living by the sea.

“The east is our future, and the west is our past,” Fiona’s God-fearing grandmother (Eileen Colgan) declares. But the old island draws Fiona to it, even though her inquiries make her elders nervous. Before long, the girl is poking around on Roan Inish, accompanied by a 13-year-old cousin, Eamon (Richard Sheridan). One day she spies a naked wild child in a field, picking flowers. But when she cries out her lost brother’s name, the little boy runs off to a tiny boat-shaped cradle and paddles out to sea.

Fiona’s  grandfather  tells her of a Conneelly ancestor who fought the British to defend the Irish language. Then her dark-haired cousin Tadhg tells her about the forebear who fell in love with a “selkie” .  He fathered a brood with her before she returned to her marine-mammal form.

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Selkies are said to live as seal in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land.

 

Here is a small clip of the beginning of the movie. I own this movie and enjoy it very much through out the year and well worth the small fee some are  charging to watch the full length movie  on-line.

“The Secret of Roan Inish” freely mixes Celtic myth and everyday reality.  Its focus is not so much on the collision of modern life with traditional ways as on a private journey to discover roots – of family history, geography and ties to nature.

An Irish Sketchbook – of Ireland in photographs!

The Secret of Roan Inish was filmed on the  rugged coast of  Donegal in northwestern Ireland which boast some of the highest cliffs in Ireland and England. BEAUTIFUL

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The highest sea cliffs in Ireland. The mountain on the Atlantic coast of County Donegal, Ireland. At 601 metres (1,972 ft)   * Copyright 2017 By Melissa O’Connor

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Donegal County Northern Ireland.

 

IN MY IRISH COTTAGE KITCHEN

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Cead Mile Failte Romhat!
( A hundred thousand welcomes to you!)

Put the kettle on for a cup or two of tay  (Irish for tea)

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The Perfect Pot o tay ( AN Irish, “Cuppah Tae”)

Morning and afternoon tea in Ireland are often severed with scones, brown bread or soda bread  topped with delicious Irish butter and jam.

BUTTERMILK SCONES 

2 1/2 cups plain flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

3 Tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

1 cup currant (or raisins)

1 teaspoon caraway seeds

1 cup of buttermilk

1 egg, slighty beaten

  1. Grease a baking sheet and pre-heat the oven to 375 ~ F.
  2. Blend the flours, sugar, salt,baking powder, baking soda and cream of tartar.
  3. Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until it is well-distributed. Mix in the currants (or raisins) and caraway seeds.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Add this liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until blended. Turn onto a floured board and knead for a minute or two.
  5. Roll the dough flat to about 3/4 inch thick. Cut it into circles and place them on a greased baking sheet, spacing about 3 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly on a wire rack, and serve warm with a pot of jam and a cup of tea. (cuppha Tae)

 

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 Where ever you go, whatever you do, May the Luck of the Irish be there with you!

 

 

Enjoy you Tae Time Movie. ~ Melissa

You can find my handmade Irish – St Patrick’s Day items in my etsy shop

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Shades of Irish Green lariat / necklace

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Hand – knit Dishcloth – a Beautiful shade of green handknit of cotton yarn in Irish moss stitch  with a lovely cherry wood (eco harvested) small spatula.

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Three Wise Fools – Vintage Movie

Three Wise Fools a 1946 film about a young Irish orphan  Sheila who, with the help from leprechaun’s only she can see, softens the hearts three harden old bachelors who were once unsuccessful suitors of her grandmother many years before.

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Three Wish Men

Here we start with a Lux Radio Theater 1947 presentation of the ‘Three Wise Fools’

 

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Vintage Movie Sunday with Margaret O’Brien

And Here is a youtube  videos to this lovely vintage Irish Movie starring Margret O’Brien, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone  and Edward Arnold.

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Hope you have little help from leprechaun’s today!

Blessing

~ Melissa

Copyright 2017 By Melissa O’Connor

If you would like to add a bit of the stylish green to your Home Decor   I think you would enjoy my hand – knit dish cloths and cherry wood spatula in my shop.

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Hand – knit Dishcloth in a beautiful shade of green. Handknit in Irish moss stitch with addition of a  lovely cherry wood (eco harvested) small spatula.

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Victorian Era Hygee

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A Celebration of Family and friends – around the tree.

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

I hope you enjoy the youtube I came across of  beautiful Victorian Christmas music accompanied by lovely Victorian scenes.

 

Beautiful comforting music to have playing while putting your culinary skills to work on delicious traditional foods and treats your family has come to love.

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Taking time to bake with your children or grandchildren is a wonderful tradition they will also remember – and so will you. 

What are some of your family favorite Christmas foods. We also enjoyed making our own chocolate candies – peppermint bark, hazelnut bark, lavender bark, orange bark,  chewies ( that happened by accident – but turned out quite tasty), chocolate covered graham crackers, clusters – nuts, raisin and crispy clusters.

A few lovely – elegant examples of Victorian Christmas – hygee ( I’m not sure about that trendy word being applied to Victorians….. but Victorians definitely knew how to celebrate home – family, friends in a  very cozy way – throughout the year.

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A beautiful Victorian – Christmas – House

Victorian Christmas Hygge

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Merry Christmas – Victorian style !

~Melissa

Photos from the internet – if one is yours and you would like me to credit you please let me know.

Copyright 2016 By Melissa O’Connor

Happy Thanksgiving

An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving with Currier & Ives and                                                                               Over the River and through the Woods and                                                                                                    Vintage Pumpkin Recipes 

Over the river and through the woods
To Grandfather’s house we go.
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh
Through white and drifted snow.

Winter Road Sleigh Rider - Currier and Ives.

Winter Road Sleigh Ride – Currier and Ives.

Over the river and through the wood —
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes
And bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.

Over the river and through the wood
To have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring,
Ting-a-ling-ling!
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

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Currier and Ives

Over the river and through the wood,
Trot fast, my dapple gray!
Spring over the ground
Like a hunting hound,
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the wood,
And straight through the barnyard gate.
We seem to go
Extremely slow —
It is so hard to wait!

Currier and Ives Thanksgiving Traditions Family friends gather

Currier and Ives – A lovely winter scene.

Over the river and through the wood —
Now Grandmother’s cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurray for the pumpkin pie!

IN MY COTTAGE KITCHEN

Did someone mention pumpkin pie???

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Do you have a traditional family recipe that you use?

Growing up my family always used Libby’s canned Pie filling and ready made pie crust.

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Mmmm pecans on top!!

When raising my daughter’s we started our own / new family traditions and recipes. We  roasted our pumpkin ( sometimes – right from our garden) in the oven and puree to make our own fillings. We also made our pie crust from scratch.

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A lovely fluffy pie!

One of my daughter’s bakes a makes layer cheese cake pumpkin pie. The bottom layer is cheese cake then topped with pumpkin pie filling. Her husband thinks it is delicious!!

Do you have some new and old traditional family recipes?

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Some additional creative ways to bake with pumpkin – for us pumpkin lovers.

I use to love to bake breads in cans, that nice round shape.

Pumpkin does have many health benefits and good in many dishes beside pie. I use to freeze my oven roasted pumpkin. It makes (canned works just as good)  a tasty addition stirred into most soups.

IN MY ETSY SHOP

I find my hand – knit dish cloth to add a delightful touch to my seasonal kitchen decor. You can find a few for sale in my etsy shop:

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I love the cherry wood mini spatula that is included with this set.

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I find hand – knit clothes to be so useful and versatile

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I wished you a very Healthy, blessed,  Happy Thanksgiving

~Melissa

All content copyright 2016 by Melissa O’Connor

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My Handmade Cranberry Golden sunset Christmas – Holiday Necklace. Available in my etsy shop

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~ September ~ The Bride of Fall

 September

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Right proudly she walks in her bounty

Sown the lengths the length of the dim forest trails,

To the music of gipsy hand playing

A march on the silver-stringed gales.

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Her gown is be-ribboned and ruffled ,

And dainty dyed by the frost;

While the sun-gods have woven the veiling

That upon her bright tresses is tossed.

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Her bridal-bouquet is blue gentain,

With tassels if thistle-down floss;

And her sandals that tread, O, so softly,

Are fashioned of lichens and moss.

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Each year she goes forth to the altar

At the sound pf a cleat ringing call,

And places her hand in her lover’s –

September, the bride of Fall!

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~ Elodia Pray Wright,

Another lovely vintage poem, from my one of my vintage magazine’s ~ The Home Arts Magazine, September 1934

Vintage Cooking

I love looking at the recipes and pictures in vintage magazine. Some are quit humorous.

I enjoy looking at the recipes and pictures in my vintage magazine and cookbooks.

MMMM...Lokks like blackberry.

MMMM…Looks like blackberry pie.

Strawberry shortcake...very mmmmm-with organic strawberries, of course.

Strawberry shortcake…very mmmmm-with organic strawberries, of course.

Hand - made Strawberry print apron inspired from one of my vintage patterns. To wear while baking, Available here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/97397624/apron-strawberries-chocolate?ref=shop_home_active

Hand made Strawberry print apron, inspired from one of my vintage patterns. Great to wear while baking! Available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/97397624/apron-strawberries-chocolate?ref=shop_home_active

Strawberry pieStrawberry Pie

Vintage One - Egg CakeOne egg cake

 vintage recipe photos

One – Egg cake recipe/

Artful Tartfuls !!

Artful Tartfuls !!  CRISCO :-0 !!

Certo

Certo,-  of course only yummy looking winners come from Indiana 😉

Vintage recipes

Vintage Certo Jam recipes

Ok, now that we have had dessert it's time for soup!!  And this tomato soup  looks mmm,mmm good! ;-) Now off to the kitchen!

Ok, now that we have had dessert, it’s time for soup!! doesn’t this tomato soup look mmm, mmm good!? 😉 Now off to the kitchen!

In My Winter Kitchen- Vintage Recipes

Slainte a Thabhairt duit! (health to you)

Welcome to My Winter Kitchen.

Vintage cookbook,recipes

The American Women Cookbook – 1938 is just one of my vintage cookbooks that I enjoy. I seem to look at this one a lot.

Vintage Breakfast foods.

Yum homemade waffles  – Oh my – look at all of that butter!!

Vintage cookbook Photo from my Cookbook American Women Cookbook. Have you ever made english Muffins! I have - it was fun

Photo from my vintage American Women Cookbook.

Have you ever made Crumpets / English Muffins? I have – it was fun and much tastier than ones purchased from the store.

Crumpets / English Muffins You could make extra of these and freeze.

Crumpets / English Muffins ~ You could make extra and freeze them.

Cooking at home!

Here are a few recipes for you to try.

With the cooler weather there has been a lot of cooking going on around here!

Pancakes

My homemade Blueberry Pancakes!

Have fun with your food – use pretty dishes, prepare themed meals, Use good quality cookware and utensils.

Pancakes from a vintage cookbook - The American Women Cookbook

 

I love preparing food and eating at home. It’s such a nice atmosphere – no banging of dishes, loud voices from people you have never meet, you know who ate from the dishes before you;-) AND you know exactly what is in your food!

 

I do get a lot of inspiration from my vintage cookbooks – I love looking at the old photos!

There are days though that I just do not have time or desire to cook, so I prepare larger amounts than I need at one meal and refrigerate or freeze enough for another meal. Dan ate these for about three days. I do this with a lot of foods especially – soup / stews, vegetables, casseroles. I keep salads made a head. Then you always have something ready – on hand – then you are not tempted to grab fast foods. Why would you want fast foods when you can have delicious homemade  that is so much tastier and better for you!!

From my kitchen to yours –  I hope you have a wonderful, creative day!

~Melissa

All content and photos on this blog copyright 2012 – 2017 By Melissa O’Connor