Monday, November 16, 2009

Betty Rocker

That’s not a typo. That’s just what you get when you mix Betty with a beat.

Several weeks ago, I went on a tour of the Betty Crocker test kitchens and I snapped photos of the Betty portraits throughout the years. There have been eight paintings commissioned to date. But did you know Betty Crocker wasn’t a real person? Well, at least not one person. Instead, she was a composite of several of the company’s Home Service Department members meant to represent a motherly image. (I got that from the tour.) Over the years portraits have been commissioned to update her look with the times.

Personally, I think they should go retro. One of the older ones is definitely my favorite.

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to make a quiz out of the portraits. So, let’s see how good you guys are at guessing.

Below are eight Betty Crocker portraits. Place them in the correct order from oldest to newest. If you list them correctly, you’ll be entered to win………………………………

betty_quiz

to win ………………

the new………………

iPod nano … in rocking red of course. Betty likes red. (I’m gonna keep thinking she was real… things are just better that way.)

IMG_8927
P.S. … it also shoots video, so I picked up the bigger 16GB hard drive. (You’re welcome.)

Enter to Win

Just enter your answers in this format:
For number 1, enter the letter of the portrait that you think is the oldest painting. List them in order ending with the letter of the portrait you think is the newest for number 8. You can copy and paste the numbers below with your comment and then just fill in the corresponding letters from the above Betty portaits. Who’s game?

oldest
1 =
2 =
3 =
4 =
5 =
6 =
7 =
8 =
newest

Deadline to enter is Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm ET. One winner (with the correct answers) will be chosen at random and announced on this post sometime Tuesday evening.

Good Luck!

Time’s Up! We have a winner.

betty1

Man, you guys are good guessers. Really good. Too good. This was way easy for most of you.

Maybe I should have asked for dates of the portraits, or even the artists that painted them. Naaaahh, that would be too mean. Besides, announcing a winner went much quicker this way since I didn’t have to shuffle through a bunch of wrong entries. So thank you all for being so smart.

The answers go like this…

1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E

And here they are in photo order.

betty_answers

And, now for the winner.

Congratulations goes to Sandy T for being lucky number 2473 and being smart enough to have picked them in the right order. One little red iPod nano is coming right at you.

Betty2

5401
wendy krause said...

oldest
1 = b
2 =a
3 =h
4 =f
5 =c
6 =g
7 =d
8 =e
newest

November 17, 2009 03:57 PM
5402
Marty said...

oldest
1. B
2. A
3. H
4. F
5. C
6. G
7. D
8. E
newest

November 17, 2009 03:57 PM
5403
Elisabeth said...

1 =B
2 =A
3 =C
4 =H
5 =F
6 =D
7 =E
8 =G

November 17, 2009 03:57 PM
5404
Heather Talley said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 03:58 PM
5405
Brooke Johnsen said...

1 = B
2 = A
3 = C
4 = H
5 = G
6 = F
7 = D
8 = E

November 17, 2009 03:59 PM
5406
katie said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =C
4 =G
5 =H
6 =D
7 =E
8 =F
newest
Please oh please pick me! I check in on your website everyday, have made lots of your sweets, and I really want that nano!

November 17, 2009 04:00 PM
5407
Tanya said...

1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E

November 17, 2009 04:02 PM
5408
Myrna Brito said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:02 PM
5409
Caron Thor said...

oldest
1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:03 PM
5410
JenniferE said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:03 PM
5411
Sara Gardella said...

Oldest
1= b
2= a
3= c
4= h
5= g
6= d
7= f
8= e
newest

mmmm!

November 17, 2009 04:03 PM
5412
Tara L said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest
I think “A” is my favorite Betty face.

November 17, 2009 04:05 PM
5413
lauren said...

1=b
2=a
3=g
4=h
5=c
6=d
7=e
8=f

November 17, 2009 04:06 PM
5414
Catherine said...

1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E

November 17, 2009 04:07 PM
5415
Judy S. said...

1-B
2-A
3-H
4-F
5-C
6-G
7-D
8-E

November 17, 2009 04:08 PM
5416
Laura Bamburak said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:09 PM
5417
Erin said...

1.B
2.A
3.H
4.F
5.C
6.G
7.D
8.E

November 17, 2009 04:10 PM
5418
Aimee said...

just recently found you…and LOVE your blog!
thanks for the great inspirations as well as the chance to win!

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:10 PM
5419
Kelsey Briggs-Dineen said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:12 PM
5420
Alma said...

1. B
2. C
3. A
4. G
5. E
6. H
7. F
8. D

November 17, 2009 04:13 PM
5421
Wendy said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:14 PM
5422
Ruth said...

1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E

November 17, 2009 04:16 PM
5423
madd said...

Oldest
1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E

November 17, 2009 04:16 PM
5424
Megan said...

1. B
2. A
3. C
4. G
5. H
6. F
7. D
8. E

November 17, 2009 04:18 PM
5425
Kim V said...

1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E

November 17, 2009 04:19 PM
5426
kelly nett said...

oldest
1 =b
2 =a
3 =h
4 =f
5 =c
6 =g
7 =d
8 =e
newest

November 17, 2009 04:19 PM
5427
Cindy G. said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

Thank you so much for this chance!

November 17, 2009 04:19 PM
5428
Carrie G. said...

1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E

November 17, 2009 04:20 PM
5429
Katie' said...

1. B
2. A
3.H
4. F
5. C
6. G
7. D
8. E

November 17, 2009 04:20 PM
5430
stacy said...

1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E

November 17, 2009 04:20 PM
5431
Milena said...

1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

November 17, 2009 04:21 PM
5432
Dina Templeman said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =C
4 =G
5 =H
6 =F
7 =D
8 =E

November 17, 2009 04:21 PM
5433
Mandy said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E

November 17, 2009 04:21 PM
5434
Julie Turner said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:21 PM
5435
Vivian said...

1 = B
2 = A
3 = C
4 = H
5 = F
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:23 PM
5436
Sheila said...

My favorite is F, with H a close 2nd. Retro-cool… Looks like she could change out of that boring outfit, channel her non-mom personality & throw a pretty fun cocktail party once the kids were in bed! Love your Blog, Happy Anniversary!
Sheila

oldest

1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest!

November 17, 2009 04:25 PM
5437
Sheila said...

1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
My favorite is F, with H a close 2nd. Retro-cool… Looks like she could change out of that boring outfit, channel her non-mom personality & throw a pretty fun cocktail party once the kids were in bed! Love your Blog, Happy Anniversary!
Sheila

November 17, 2009 04:27 PM
5438
Katie said...

newest to oldest
B
A
H
F
C
G
D
E

November 17, 2009 04:27 PM
5439
Ronda said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = G
4 = C
5 = F
6 = H
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:27 PM
5440
crystal said...

1C 2H 3F 4D 5E 6G 7A 8B

November 17, 2009 04:27 PM
5441
Beth Willets said...

1-B
2-C
3-A
4-G
5-H
6-D
7-F
8-E

November 17, 2009 04:28 PM
5442
Karen Mathis said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:28 PM
5443
Angela said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =C
4 =G
5 =H
6 =F
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:29 PM
5444
Robin said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest
I like H the best~

November 17, 2009 04:29 PM
5445
Veronica said...

1=B
2=C
3=A
4=H
5=F
6=G
7=D
8=E

November 17, 2009 04:29 PM
5446
Bobbie-Jo said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =C
3 =A
4 =G
5 =H
6 =F
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:30 PM
5447
Tracy said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = C
4 = G
5 = F
6 = E
7 = D
8 = H
newest

November 17, 2009 04:30 PM
5448
Jennifer G said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

Thanks!

November 17, 2009 04:31 PM
5449
Ashley Briggs said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:31 PM
5450
Mandy S. said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

(:

November 17, 2009 04:33 PM
5451
Pamela Burris said...

1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E

November 17, 2009 04:35 PM
5452
Trish P. said...

1 – B
2 – A
3 – H
4 – F
5 – C
6 – G
7 – D
8 – E

November 17, 2009 04:35 PM
5453
Lindsay said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =C
3 =A
4 =G
5 =H
6 =F
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:35 PM
5454
Alicia said...

1= B
2 =A
3 = H
4 = C
5 = G
6 = D
7 = F
8 = E

November 17, 2009 04:37 PM
5455
Amy Jean said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:37 PM
5456
Amanda B. said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =C
4 =G
5 =D
6 =F
7 =H
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:37 PM
5457
jenn3250 said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = C
3 = A
4 = G
5 = H
6 = D
7 = F
8 = E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:39 PM
5458
Holly said...

oldest
1 = B (my favorite!)
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:39 PM
5459
Jamie said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest
Isn’t it interesting that F,G, and H are all of the same lady? I wonder who she was . . .

November 17, 2009 04:40 PM
5460
rae Bucher said...

I know this one b/c I went on a Betty Crocker tour once and took photos of the lady too! I was amazed to find out that betty crocker wasn’t a real woman!

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:41 PM
5461
alejandra said...

oldest
1=A
2=G
3=A
4=C
5=D
6=E
7=F
8=H

November 17, 2009 04:41 PM
5462
Stesha Chandler said...

1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E

November 17, 2009 04:41 PM
5463
Regina Bello said...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Betty Rocker
That’s not a typo. That’s just what you get when you mix Betty with a beat.

Several weeks ago, I went on a tour of the Betty Crocker test kitchens and I snapped photos of the Betty portraits throughout the years. There have been eight paintings commissioned to date. But did you know Betty Crocker wasn’t a real person? Well, at least not one person. Instead, she was a composite of several of the company’s Home Service Department members meant to represent a motherly image. (I got that from the tour.) Over the years portraits have been commissioned to update her look with the times.

Personally, I think they should go retro. One of the older ones is definitely my favorite.

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to make a quiz out of the portraits. So, let’s see how good you guys are at guessing.

Below are eight Betty Crocker portraits. Place them in the correct order from oldest to newest. If you list them correctly, you’ll be entered to win………………………………

to win ………………

the new………………

iPod nano … in rocking red of course. Betty likes red. (I’m gonna keep thinking she was real… things are just better that way.)

P.S. … it also shoots video, so I picked up the bigger 16GB hard drive. (You’re welcome.)

Enter to Win

Just enter your answers in this format:
For number 1, enter the letter of the portrait that you think is the oldest painting. List them in order ending with the letter of the portrait you think is the newest for number 8. You can copy and paste the numbers below with your comment and then just fill in the corresponding letters from the above Betty portaits. Who’s game?

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =G
4 =C
5 =F
6 =D
7 =E
8 =
newest

November 17, 2009 04:43 PM
5464
Zoe said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:44 PM
5465
Christina said...

lets see, you want oldest to newest? here you go, then. B, A, H, F, C, G, D, E. piece of cake! =]

November 17, 2009 04:44 PM
5466
Stephanie said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:47 PM
5467
Regina Bello said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =G
4 =C
5 =H
6 =F
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:47 PM
5468
Janeen said...

oldest
1 =B
2 = A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:48 PM
5469
MP said...

1 = B
2 = A
3 = C
4 = H
5 = F
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E

November 17, 2009 04:48 PM
5470
Jamie said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =C
4 =G
5 =H
6 =F
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:49 PM
5471
Michelle Cascio said...

1. B
2. A
3. G
4. C
5. H
6. F
7. D
8. E

November 17, 2009 04:49 PM
5472
Courtney Bishop said...

oldest
1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:50 PM
5473
Kate said...

1 = B
2 = A
3 = C
4 = G
5 = H
6 = F
7 = D
8 = E

November 17, 2009 04:50 PM
5474
Lidia said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:50 PM
5475
Amber said...

1 =B
2 =C
3 =A
4 =G
5 =H
6 =D
7 =F
8 =E

November 17, 2009 04:52 PM
5476
Nikki said...

1=b
2=a
3=c
4=h
5=g
6=d
7=f
8=e

November 17, 2009 04:52 PM
5477
Kristina said...

1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E

November 17, 2009 04:53 PM
5478
Claire said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:53 PM
5479
Molly said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =G
4 =C
5 =H
6 =D
7 =F
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:54 PM
5480
Murph said...

1 =B
2 =A
3 =C
4 =H
5 =D
6 =G
7 =F
8 =E

November 17, 2009 04:54 PM
5481
Chelsea Baker said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:54 PM
5482
Heidi said...

Oldest
1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E
Newest

November 17, 2009 04:55 PM
5483
Caitlin said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = C
4 = H
5 = D
6 = G
7 = E
8 = F
newest

November 17, 2009 04:55 PM
5484
Giuliana said...

1. B
2. A
3. H
4. F
5. C
6. G
7. D
8. E

Thanks!

November 17, 2009 04:56 PM
5485
trina said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

Come on Ipod Nano!
Trina
trinacougs11 at hotmail dot com
http://www.totsites.com/tot/andersontwins

November 17, 2009 04:56 PM
5486
Dorothy said...

1 (oldest): B
2: A
3: H
4: F
5: C
6: G
7: D
8 (newest): E

November 17, 2009 04:57 PM
5487
Christina said...

1=B
2=A
3=C
4=G
5=H
6=F
7=D
8=E

November 17, 2009 04:58 PM
5488
Raymond said...

oldest
1. B
2. A
3. H
4. F
5. C
6. G
7. D
8. E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:58 PM
5489
Holly` said...

1 B
2 C
3 A
4 G
5 H
6 E
7 F
8 D

November 17, 2009 04:58 PM
5490
julia said...

oldest
1. B
2. A
3. H
4. F
5. C
6. G
7. D
8. E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:58 PM
5491
Ray said...

oldest
1. B
2. A
3. H
4. F
5. C
6. G
7. D
8. E
newest

November 17, 2009 04:59 PM
5492
jimi said...

Oldest:
1 – B
2 – A
3 – H
4 – F
5 – C
6 – G
7 – D
8 – E
Newest

November 17, 2009 05:01 PM
5493
MeganA said...

1. B
2. A
3. H
4. F
5. C
6. G
7. D
8. E

November 17, 2009 05:01 PM
5494
julie said...

oldest
1. B
2. A
3. H
4. F
5. C
6. G
7. D
8. E
newest

November 17, 2009 05:01 PM
5495
Tori said...

1. B
2.A
3.H
4. F
5. C
6. G
7. D
8. E

November 17, 2009 05:01 PM
5496
Tracey Lopez said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 17, 2009 05:02 PM
5497
Alexa said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 17, 2009 05:05 PM
5498
Elizabeth Ferrell said...

oldest
?1 = B
?2 = A
?3 = H
?4 = C
?5 = G
?6 = D
?7 = F
?8 = E
?newest

oh boy, i hope i win!!!

November 17, 2009 05:06 PM
5499
Katie said...

1 – B
2 – A
3 – H
4 – F
5 – C
6 – G
7 – D
8 – C

Please! Oh Please!!

November 17, 2009 05:06 PM
5500
Shannon said...

1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 = E

This is awesome of you to do…..thanks

November 17, 2009 05:06 PM
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