Episode 15A: Betty Crocker and our first Giveaway!

In this minicast, we have a little discussion about the history of Betty Crocker. (You know she wasn’t real, right? We’re going with the fictional character theme.)

We talk history of this brand icon and the times she was not only created, but the many years that she has endured and changed. You may find out some things that you didn’t know ( like she started on radio).  Or you may just end up wanting to go bake something. It really could go both ways, too. Why don’t you bake something WHILE you listen?

Original Betty Crocker image for radio show, 1927 courtesy General Mills archives

Latest reincarnation

 Watch this vintage Betty Crocker cake commercial : The men sure love it – and so will your bridge club!



For our very first ever giveaway we are offering up two very stylish, vintage inspired aprons made by our  dear friend, and Susan’s personal apron supplier- Other Susan.  We picked out the fabrics, and Other Susan did the rest.

First prize: Two-in-one, custom- made, vintage inspired apron.


Work it, Kitten, work it! ( Same apron, now a hostess style)

Second Prize! Custom, full practical apron (This is the style Susan runs around her neighborhood wearing. *sigh*)

Close up of main fabrics.

Yes, the apron is a symbol of some less than feminist qualities—but dang it! These are cute and- in the words of Beckett  when she saw these pictures, “That’s being a true chick! Do what you do and damn the rest!”

Want one? Post a comment to THIS shownote, telling us who your favorite TV Mom is (any era).  On October 30, 2011-mid dayish- we will do a random drawing of the names and pick two winners. Make sure that the email you supply us with when you post your comment (it  does not appear on posted comments) is one that you monitor so that we can get the shipping details from the winners. Good luck!

(Here is a link to Other Susan’s Etsy shop, From Pieces.http://www.etsy.com/shop/FromPieces She does custom work as well as featuring some pieces in her shop.)

Before we leave the 1950’s behind, thank you for listening! We are nominated in the Education category for the 2011 People’s Choice Podcast Awards! If you would like to vote, and it is before October 27th, 2011–click this link! Thank you! http://podcastawards.com/