It's been a while since we've had a good Grange cookbook. (Well, it's debatable whether we've ever had a good Grange cookbook. I just meant interesting-- not necessarily objectively good.)
Since this is a dessert cookbook, it mostly looks pretty good. It's hard to go too wrong with sugar, butter, and crunchy toasted nuts.
Even Beet Cake, an idea that initially made me cringe at the thought of an even-worse-than-usual fruitcake ended up not being bad:
The biggest surprise was that this book occasionally has full-color photo spreads of entire meals, ostensibly created to highlight the dessert.
What's in this dinner, anyway?
Well, it all starts out with Florida Grapefruit Baskets:
They consist of grapefruits... that are cut into baskets. Hmm.
What's the main course?
It's Roast Turkey with Orange-Rice Stuffing. The one part of the menu that looks like it might have its own separate non-citrus identity is secretly stuffed with orange rice. Of course, we already know the side:
Now what kind of a dessert do you think this whole menu was designed to highlight?
Apparently, the people at the Grange have never heard of sensory-specific satiety because they think this meal should end with Orange Crepes with (What else?!) Orange Sauce. The picture doesn't show a beverage, but I'm pretty sure the book would recommend serving with an Orange Julius.
I can't leave you with all this matchy-matchy nonsense, so here is a cake from Sally:
wear identical outfits and eat citrus five ways at the same meal....
Now thank you for listening while I screamed (screamed screamed screamed screamed screamed) ... 'bout baked tangerines....