March 15, 2010The Happy Housewife – Pack A Mid-Century Lunch
On a brighter note, today we highlight a Mid-Century Lunch. As a good housewife, your job is to make sure everyone has a great lunch for the day! According to the 1955 Culinary Institute’s The Lunch Box Cookbook, “with imagination in planning and packing, the carried lunch can become the most anticipated meal of the day.”
Wow, that is a pretty hefty claim. Let’s see what we can do!
Now, the book states that all lunches must include “a hearty dish (soup, sandwich or main dish), a salad or raw vegetable, a beverage, a dessert and a surprise food.”
Suprise food huh? I wonder what that could be? Gelatin? Prunes? An extra heart or tongue sandwich? That would make for a surprising lunch.
A typical mid-century lunch, according to the cookbook. A liver sausage sandwich, apple, milk and a cupcake. The surprise? You have to eat the cutting board too.
Anyway, the Lunch Box Cookbook also recommends having the following equipment on hand to make your lunch fantastic :
A wide mouth vaccum bottle; small jars with wide mouths and screw tops (like thesefrom moxiethrift),
plastic containers with tight fitting covers; no-spill salt and pepper shakers (like these from bizarrebaubles),
plastic, paper or wooden forks or spoons; plastic or heavy paper cups (like these from my store, Mid-Century Mine),
colorful paper napkins and waxed paper or aluminum foil (like this amazing KVP waxed paper from Lisa’s post on her blog. It is amazing, check out the post for more pictures and fun info on the manufacturing company!)
And top it all off by packing your mid-century lunch in a great lunchbox, like this one from my store.
And maybe your surprise will be that eating a mid-century lunch at your desk can really be fun. As long as you don’t eat that cutting board too….