What’s the craziest recipe you’ve ever tried?

Sandy asks: What’s the craziest recipe you’ve ever tried, Rhonda?

My favorite special occasion recipe from my Betty Crocker’s PICTURE COOKBOOK is MOCK DUCK… and my family absolutely LOVES IT.

MOCK DUCK: A “Happy substitution for a bird”
Use a 5-lb shoulder of lamb with the foreleg on. Cut off below the knee to form a duck neck and head. Have shoulder boned and mold it and sew it in the shape of the body of a duck, leaving hollow for stuffing. The foreleg should stand up to give the effect of a duck head and neck. Split leg bone 1′ to form a mouth. Remove a few stitches and stuff, then resew. Rub with fat. Roast. Serve hot surrounded with molds of mint or cranberry or orange slices.

What pop culture were we listening to in July of 1964?

Kevin asks: What sort of pop culture was happening around the time the Roadrunner Lodge was first built?

Pop Culture News from 1964, when the Roadrunner Lodge Motel was just a youngster of a motel and in the week of the 4th of July, people in the US were listening to “I Get Around” by The Beach Boys” and in the UK, “It’s Over” by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits. The movie, “A Hard Day’s Night,” a Beatles musical comedy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. And, famed Beatle, John Lennon published “In His Own Write” a collection of off-kilter poems and stories with line drawings that made it to the best sellers list.