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The cover is somewhat confusing: Dad has his sleeves rolled up and two young girls are wearing summer outfits as they watch him cooking steaks -- at least three inches thick, so that you know this is the 1950s. But in the background are autumn mums and a festive display of pumpkins and gourds. At any rate, the book sold for $1 in 1956, back when a gallon of gas was 23 cents.
The book includes tips for throwing a Teen Age Party that will "keep kids in their own back yard" and instead of, presumably, off somewhere being juvenile delinquents. Among the cool refreshments: "Mugs of milk are welcome!"
For dessert? Get the teens together to make barbecued spiced bananas!
BARBECUED SPICED BANANAS
Peel bananas. Place each banana on a double thickness of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Brush with lemon juice. Sprinkle generously with brown sugar; dust with cinnamon and nutmeg and dot with butter or margarine. Wrap the foil securely around the banana, twisting ends. Barbecue on grill for 7 to 9 minutes.