January 23, 2011

Tasha Tudor Called Saturday "Three B's Night"

Boston Brown Bread, Baked Beans, and Bath in a Wash Tub!
In "The Tasha Tasha Tudor Cookbook", Tasha mentioned that Saturday was called "Three B's Night" for "baked beans, Boston brown bread, and the weekly bath." In the photograph above Diane has gathered the dry ingredients for making the receipt for Boston brown bread from"The Tasha Tudor Cookbook". When Diane started this receipt the sun was coming in the window creating a lovely design on the cutting board.

After mixing all of the ingredients together, it is put in, as Tasha would say, "a well-buttered mold." The cover to the mold is buttered, also. The cover of the mold is tightly secured and the mold is steamed in boiling water. Careful attention should be paid whilst taking the mold in and out of the water, as it is very hot!

The brown bread has been turned out of the mold and makes the kitchen smell delicious!

In between the brown bread and continuing on with the baked beans I have to show my latest delightful find! Aren't these tiles just lovely! They remind us of a beautiful summer's day during the reality of a week of lots of blustery snow and sub-zero temperatures.

Continuing on with the beans, Tasha has in her cookbook a receipt for "Baked Beans" that she got from Nell Dorr. Nell Dorr is a renowned photographer who took delightful, old fashioned looking photographs of Tasha Tudor and her children. In the above photograph, the beans are sorted.

The beans have been soaked and cooked and the other ingredients have been gathered.

Everything has been added to the bean pot and it is ready for baking. How wonderful the baking beans scent your kitchen, especially when you are coming in from outside on a cold winter's day. The beans bake about 8 hours.

Boston brown bread, baked beans, and macaroni and cheese for the Saturday's evening meal.

Oh, so delicious!!!

Now on to Saturday night bath...

At her Grandmum's house, Diane took her Saturday night bath in the old wash tub, and from the looks of the wall and the paper on the floor it appears that she had a splashing, jolly good time of it!

Diane's cousin took a bath, too.
Two little cousins taking a Saturday night bath at Grandmum's house!

Dear Shan of Honey Hill Farm has taken the most delightful photograph of the yellowware bowl that she won in the Corgyncombe Courant Yellowware Bowl Giveaway! In her pantry she has the cutest mice exploring the eggs in the yellowware bowl! What a great photograph, Shan!!!

Tillie Tinkham, the seamstress mouse of Corgyncombe, squeaks a hello to the Tottinghams of Honey Hill!

Here is the link to Shan's delightful blog: Honey Hill Farm



Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Diane and Sarah,

How delightful! I can almost smell the bread and beans from here :) . My mouth is watering!

Thank you for sharing with us.



Shan said...

Dearest Sweet Ladies,

First, what a lovely post...I can almost smell the delicious aroma here on my little homestead!

Second, I have posted a much overdue post about my darling "Tasha" bowl. Thank you ever so much, I will keep it always and then pass it along to the next generation...an heirloom in the making.

Yours so kindredly,
Honey Hill Farm

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

HEY! How did my loom pot holders get over your house?? I was wondering where they were ...Hee
That brown bread sure looks good!
I miss Gluten!! (I'm looking to brave a glutenless flour receipt in a steam mold)
But those beans sure look too good! ;-)
Many Blessings Linnie

(the bath pics are very adorable)!

Jeri Landers said...

Oh how I would love a slice of that bread right this minute. It is a rainy day here, good time for baking bread. I think I will scoot our resident chef into the kitchen... that would be husband.

Rub a Dub Dub,, little gals in a tub, how cute they are!

Whiffletree Farm said...

I love the bread mold -- I've never seen it slice quite like that! What a scrumptious post. Think I'll go make some of those baked beans!

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