Outdoor Kitchens

Most Americans can schedule a whole day around what is called a barbecue (i.e. cooking outside).

That is because our ancestors cooked outside during much of their lives  -- crossing the prairie in covered wagons, putting up grass and mud homes in Kansas (no trees), camping outdoors due to extreme heat, even building the kitchens separate from the rest of the home. 

Then as time passed and our ancestors grew into our grandparents, women started getting better kitchens and cooking got just a little easy to do.   

This old jello print advertisement (I scanned it into the computer from an old cookbook I have), is trying to convince our grandmothers that jello is good for their children and will help them study better.