A Halloween Cat and a Ricktum Diddy to all from Searcy AR.

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Here's another ad from our found Woman's Missionary Society Cook Book from Searcy AR. 

I like the cat that illustrates the ad for Word's Grocery and Bakery.  The ad says they can furnish every item needed in the recipes found in this book.

Okay, then.  Supply the supplies for Rinktum Diddy.  And I am not placing an order. I'd like to know if the Sleuths know what Rinktum Diddy is and what it is made of.

I did a memory search when I saw this recipe.  Seems as if I have heard of it but was it in a swearing like, "I don't give a rinktum diddy what you think!"  Or was it in a western song?  Or am I dreaming?

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Don Thompson
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The "ask Mikey" in Miz Debbie's comment caught my eye. Concidently, Mikey was mentioned in the Parade magazine Sunday.

Mikey

Rinktum Ditty is a new one to me. The recipe would be the cheese dip at Mexican restaurants minus the onions, tomatoes, and egg. That dip is not a favorite of mine and neither would be 1923 Rinktum Ditty.

Apparently the meaning is just what the recipe describes.

Definition of RINKTUM DITTYa mixture of tomato sauce, onion, cheese, egg, and seasonings served on toast

Pretty much the same as Welsh Rarebit which we're more familiar with. If I made it, I would use salsa or taco sauce for the tomato.

It sounds like something that would be uttered in the roaring twenties. Can't you just see folks dancing the Charleston and shouting  "More Rinktum Ditty"!

That cat figure is a curious one. It fits the stalking cat pose. The cartoon cat Felix was popular in the 20's but Felix would never be caught on all fours. It appears that the feet have shadows that make them look strange and the head is turned to face us with exaggerated whiskers.

I'm guessing it is used as an eye catcher which would be a typical advertisement technique.

We're pretty much ignoring Word's Grocery for now. So much for advertising.

October 24, 2012 07:33 AM
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Anita!  That is a very "tart" expression.  Have fun at the reunion.  What time is it going to take place?

Don, since I didn't watch TV back then I never heard of Little Mikey but I'll bet most folks have.  Had YOU heard of Rinktum ditty or did you just look it up?  I am also not familiar with Welsh Rarebit but I have heard of it.  Has anyone heard of a Word's Grocery?

October 24, 2012 11:03 AM
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Recipe for Rinktum Diddy

1/2 lb cheese diced or grated, 2 tbsps. flour, piece of butter size of walnut, 1 egg well beaten, 1 C. sweet milk, 1 C tomato juice and pinch of soda, dash of red pepper, tsp. salt.  Cook in double boiler until it thickens.  Serve on chrisp crackers.

This is from the well-worn cook book.  Sounds like 90 years ago, doesn't it.  And it does not sound very good.....

October 24, 2012 05:18 PM
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Don Thompson
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Love it! A pinch, a dash and the size of a walnut. The poetry of cooking. Now I'm tempted to make Rinktum Ditty. The soda neutralizes the acid of the tomato and makes it creamier. 

Here's the recipe for Welch Rarebit for comparison.

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
  • 3/4 cup strong dark beer, like Guinness
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, or to taste
  • 1 pound Cheddar, Double Gloucester or other English cheese (or other good semi-hard cheese, like Comté or Gruyère, or a mixture), grated
As  Julia Child would say " Take a pint of Guinness pour in 3/4 cup and drink the rest".
October 25, 2012 03:09 PM
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Don, I don't believe they are the same.  HOWEVER, I think that today's cheese dip may be based on it.  We take cheese and add rotel and then we have the modern Ricktum Diddy!  Hope your lunch was fun!

October 25, 2012 03:49 PM
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