Plain and Elaborate Christmas Dinners ~1904

Christmas Menus for All Budgets and Households.


This series of menus really offers a unique glimpse into how families of different sizes and means would celebrate the holiday dinner. There are some similarities: oysters, roast turkey, cranberries, salted nuts, and coffee.

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  1. More oysters!!!! My husband and I have been watching the series on Netflix “Lords and Ladles” which features a trio of chefs who go to a beautiful Irish manor house and recreate menus from the past, usually Victorian age. The amount of meat and almost total lack of vegetables is staggering!

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