Getting into the spirit! Source: Christmas Number, 1900. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Mistletoe ~1898 A Supper in December ~1770 Christmas Turkey ~1855
With her defiant air she sits beneath the chandelier; There hangs a spray of mistletoe, but still she shows no fear. Who wants to kiss his sweetheart when her brother's standing near? More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Plain and Elaborate Christmas Dinners ~1904 Holiday Beverages ~1902 A Christmas Party ~1866
Victorian Era Christmas Dinner Menu. This Christmas Dinner menu will look familiar to today's reader. Is it missing anything? More Fun Discoveries A Christmas Party ~1866 Turkey Scalloped 1881 Apples Prepared for Nice Pies ~1851 Source: Salt Lake Herald, December 25, 1889.
Soft Gingerbread Recipe Note: Saleratus is baking soda. The introductory remarks suggest sticking a broom straw in the center of the bread. If it comes out clean, it's done. If it has bread sticking on it, it needs more time to bake. Broom straw/toothpick more or less interchangeable I suppose. The toothpick industry sure saw... Continue Reading →
Directions for Setting a Victorian Refreshment Table Now that the holiday season is upon us, hosts and hostesses should take note of how to properly arrange refreshments for your guests' gustatory pleasure! More Fun Discoveries 10 Victorian Jokes Spinach…Contains Little Nourishment ~1856 3 Course May Menu 1808 Source: Mrs. Crowen's American Lady's Cookery Book,... Continue Reading →
Will you be carving pumpkins soon? Halloween is right around the corner in the U.S., so here's a small snippet from 1885 to get everyone in the mood! The Pumpkin regains its popularity when prepared for use in pies. Some varieties grow to an immense size, and when dry are cut into the shape of... Continue Reading →