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Cooking for a family of seven is no easy task. Just ask my mom. Like me and her mom before her, she had five children. I’m the third generation mom of five, and I love it. But five kids eat a lot of food and it can be tiring to cook a satisfying meal every night. It’s a lot of food, a lot of time, and a whole lot of energy. Every once in a while, it’s nice to take a “night off” and enjoy a can of chili or some beef stew (Reese’s favorite dinner, by the way!) My mom always had a few cans of hormel chili in the cupboard. In fact, some of my favorite recipes included chili in them. I usually add extra veggies to my beef stew and eat it with bread. I typically eat my chili with baked potatoes. But a quick tour of Hormel Food’s recipes online gave me tons of new ideas of how to use the chili and stew in my cupboards. My family is going to be thrilled! Fresh ideas are always appreciated.
Guess what I found out? Dinty Moore is 75 years old this year. Happy birthday to Dinty Moore and Hormel! It really is amazing how well some products endure. Dinty Moore Beef Stew is just as good today as it was 75 years ago. It was fun to take a look at some of the vintage ads from Dinty Moore’s early days:
Here’s a little video on the history of Dinty Moore. How many of these old ads and commercials do you recognize from your childhood?
Video can be found on eon.businesswire.com
Dinty Moore timeline:
- * 1935: Hormel introduces Dinty Moore beef stew as “the big meal in the big can” for 15 cents each.
- * 1936: Characters Jiggs and Maggie from the comic strip “Bringing up Father” are sued in Dinty Moore product ads.
- * 1947: Hormel foods introduces “Hormel girls” to promote a closer tie with homemakers.
- * 1966: Current Red Plaid design introduced.
- * 1969: The Dinty Moore lumber Jack character appears in ads with the famous “thumbprint” on cans as a “seal of approval.”
- * 1982: First national radio campaign launched: “Real meat and potatoes meal.”
- * 1989: Single serve microwave bowls introduced.
- * 1991: Over 1.5 million pounds of Dinty Moore products shipped overseas to feed the armed forces during Operation Dessert Storm.
I love to see Hormel’s progress through the years, but also their consistency. They’re still a stand-by in American homes like they were 75 years ago.
What is your favorite way to eat Dinty Moore Beef Stew and Hormel Chili? Do you have any special childhood memories involving Hormel?
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