Suburbia, synonymous with the San Fernando Valley and any tract home development in Los Angeles County during the late 1940s through 1970. Bored housewives stifled by sexism and a lack of workplace discrimination lawyers sought creative outlets through open flame casserole recipes. Pseudo mod colored casserole dishes were used to create highly exotic dishes such as, “Beef Pie en Casserole” featured on page 12 of this booklet.
You be the judge, on the age of this gem. Could be 1959. Could be 1965. Not a day later because the world changed in 1964 when the Beatles came to America.
Does anybody remember any gourmet treats they cooked in an open flame casserole dish, or was served to them?