Yes, whoever owned The Busy Woman's Cookbook (1971) before me was too busy to worry about the cover. The real reason I described this book as glamorous, though, is that it seems to redefine the term:
Pancakes and a bread loaf stuffed with something that resembles cat puke apparently qualify as not just glamorous, but "mighty glamorous" in this book.
So what went into these glamour shots? The top is "Salmon Biscuit Roll":
Cream soup and canned salmon team up with celery, pepper, olives, and onion to stuff a fresh "biscuit mix" loaf. They're topped with a "piquant sauce" of milk, "salmon liquid" (such a yummy-sounding word pair!), and lemon juice (not pictured here because presumably it looks too much like the topping on the other recipe).
The salmon biscuit roll may not sound particularly appealing, but at least its name makes sense. I'm more perplexed by its little friend at the bottom of the page:
I'm sorry, but if I see "crescents" in a recipe name, there better be crescent rolls! How do pancakes get upgraded to crescent status? Does the glamour of being stuffed with canned hash, pickle relish, and ketchup give them an upgrade? Maybe it's the jizzy cover of sour cream and mustard?
I'm not sure, but I doubt that real busy women actually gave the question a second thought. They just called it "canned hash in a pancake night" as they finished writing up tomorrow's grocery list.
This post is part of Cookbook Wednesday, now hosted by Modern Day Ozzie and Harriet.