If you haven't been following along, last Friday I talked about how I made a whole Thanksgiving menu from the 1963 Better Homes and Gardens Birthdays and Family Celebrations. On Tuesday, I talked about the appetizers. Today I will be sharing the main course which had the following items on the menu: roast turkey, cornbread stuffing, mashed … Continue reading 1963 Thanksgiving Menu: The Main Course
As I explained last Friday, I am making a whole Thanksgiving menu from the 1963 Better Homes and Gardens Birthdays and Family Celebrations. First up on this menu, or any menu really, are the appetizers. On this particular one, they were the tomato starter - hot or cold, curried wheat bites, melon pickles and assorted … Continue reading 1963 Thanksgiving Menu: The Appetizers
For the month of November, well at least for the next two weeks, I am going to be doing something kind of different. This is the month of Thanksgiving and to celebrate it, I followed a complete menu from one of my vintage cookbooks. This is something I have always wanted to do. One of … Continue reading 1963 Thanksgiving Menu
One thing that has always been a favorite to me in the world of vintage is the arts and crafty look that a lot of the party decorations had. They didn't have the internet showing them the sacred path to beautiful professional looking parties by pointing them to YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram. They didn't have … Continue reading Halloween Cupcake Decorations
The Original Caption Reads: Almost every ingredient in Mexicali Casserole is an emergency shelf item that can be easily stored for unexpected company. Trim with snipped parsley. See recipes like this is the reason why the 1960s get a bad rep. Well that and savory jello salads. It is comprised of a random handful of … Continue reading The Mexicali Casserole
Caption in Recipes for Entertaining says: Cook Chicken-Steak Almond at the table in a wok or an electric skillet for an intimate dinner for four. Accompany with crispy chow mien noodles, steamed rice, Cucumber-Radish Plate, and warm sake. Sometimes when looking at the group shots in cookbooks, I can't help but let my mind conjure … Continue reading The Intimate Dinner Party
Caption Reads - A Memorable Birthday Party: At refreshment time, serve gaily decorated Drum Cake and Cherry Shakes. Fill the take home favors with an assortment of candy. I think your child might be taking home more than candy from this party. This is suppose to be a storybook themed party but I'm not sure … Continue reading A Memorable Birthday Party?
Caption on the picture reads - Juicy apple slices bubble and bake with sugar and spice inside their flaky pastry coverlet. Top the warm pie wedges with cheese cornucopias: Roll up process cheese slice: peg with cloves. Now I am originally from the New England area, so a slice of cheddar cheese with your apple … Continue reading Perfect Apple Pie?
The caption on the picture in the Barbecue Book reads: Blue Cheese Slaw - an old favorite with a new serving idea. Fold big bologna slices or other round ready to serve meat into ruffles. Cheese spread helps hold them together. This is what I love about the 60s. They always have to be extra. … Continue reading Ring of Meat
Caption on the picture reads "All you do to make Pickle in a Poke is to cover a line-up of fat dills with juicy hamburger steak, then cook in foil. Slice to serve - everyone gets a round of beef with a bull's-eye of pickle". Serving suggestions was serve it like meatloaf or tuck into … Continue reading To Pickle or Not to Pickle?