National Milk Day ~1941

Happy National Milk Day! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Bettina’s Spice Cake ~1917 Collyflowers! ~1744 Packing Lunches ~1920  

Christmas Dinner ~1928

Canada Dry Christmas Dinner So now is come our joyful'st feast! Let every man be jolly; Each room with ivy leaves is drest, and every post with holly.   If Canada Dry still came in a champagne bottle, I'm sure it would do well over the holidays. The kids get sparkling cider, but I'm guessing... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving ~1943

Holiday Dinners and Kindly Good Cheer Brought to you by a 1943 Sunset magazine advert from the California Wine Board. Happy Thanksgiving! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Thanksgiving Dinner ~1866 Remarks on Pie Making ~1866 Thanksgiving Pie “The Crown of the Feast”~1866

Senate Beer ~1943

Happy Friday! No steak? No beefing if you've got Senate beer! Fun WWII advertisement that mentions rationing. The Christian Heurich Brewing Company, of Senate Beer fame, was founded in the 1870s and operated out of Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C. It quickly became the largest brewer in D.C. Operations expanded under the founder, Christian Heurich, who... Continue Reading →

Lunch with a Punch 1943

Treasures All Around. Alllll righty folks, I've picked up a compendium of Sunset Magazines, circa 1943. The local library (of which I'm an avid patron) just started a long-overdue major renovation. They're at the cleaning out the basement stage - quite literally.  Out went a bunch of stuff from the catalog that had been collecting... Continue Reading →

Groceries ~1919

What Kind of Shopper Are You? Do you make a list and check it twice? Coupon clipper? Marathon shopper - getting it all done at once for several weeks at a time? Daily shopper for what you need for tonight's dinner? ~ Today's post is a newspaper advert listing the weekly specials at the Crystal... Continue Reading →

WWII Shredded Wheat ~1942

We Wives Are In The War. This is such a great find. Had to share. It's up to us to feed our loved ones nutritious food. "Every day a whole grain food," say Uncle Sam's Nutritional Authorities. And in delicious Nabisco Shredded Wheat you get all of whole wheat's energy. It is also a good... Continue Reading →

Life on the Swing Shift

Maxwell House WWII Advertisement. Here's a fascinating advert from 1943. They target women factory works - neat - during WWII working on what looks like and airplane. Here's the copy: Happy Monday! And remember... When life needs a lift, it's coffee time! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Folding Napkins ~1872 Wanted: 500 Bakers ~1917... Continue Reading →

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