December Menu ~1920s

Welcome December! Time to dust off those traditional family recipes, dig out the nutmeg jar, and tie on that apron with firm conviction. December is here... Here are a few inspirational dinner menus from my undated recipe book:  The Calendar of Dinners, 365 Answers to the Daily Question: What shall we have for dinner? These... Continue Reading →

American Breakfast ~1895

Celebrating All American Breakfast Month. Picture this: Buckwheat cakes, piled one on the other till a miniature Eiffel Tower is formed, with plenty of butter between each layer, and maple syrup poured over the whole! Source: The Thorough Good Cook, 1895. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Deviled Eggs ~1897 12 Sandwich Recipes ~1897 Rice... Continue Reading →

August Dinner Menus

What Shall We Have For Dinner? Welcome August! Today's excerpt comes from a handy book entitled The Calendar of Dinners 365 Answers to the Daily Question: What shall we have for dinner? Selected and Arranged By Elizabeth O. Hiller Unsure of publication date. The book is maybe late 1920s or 1940s. Anyways, on to the... 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 →

May Menu ~1808

Welcome May! Here's is a seasonal menu from 1808. What I like about this particular publication, is that the dishes are arranged as you would find them on the table for service. It gives the home cook a visual image of how the dishes are to be presented. Notice, for example, the flowers in the... Continue Reading →

St. Patrick’s Menu

1920s Menu for St. Patricks's Birthday. Artichoke Salad Filet of Beef, Larded Horseradish Sauce Irish Potatoes au Natural with Parsley Creamed Spinach Shamrock Rolls Creme de Menthe Ice French Pastry in Fancy Shapes Green Mints Demitasse More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Lemonade ~1911 A Concise History of Home Distillery Collyflowers! ~1744

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