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Spaghetti Subs Today on the Mid-Century Menu

Spaghetti Subs Today on the Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Well, I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news is that I am behind on the gelatin testing, and I don’t have a finalist for today. The good news is that in the interest of appeasing you and buying myself some more time, I…

Fish Surprise Sticks On The Mid-Century Menu

Fish Surprise Sticks On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth This week, we have two surprises for you. Surprise#1: We are jamming fish sticks into corn muffins. Now that I think about it, if you know us at all that probably isn’t a surprise. Surprise #2: Tom got new glasses! “There are fish sticks in here.” Yeah, it’s…

Tuna Fruit Salad–Tuna Vintage Recipe Contest Finalist #1

Tuna Fruit Salad–Tuna Vintage Recipe Contest Finalist #1

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By RetroRuth & Tom Well, we’ve finally done it.  After 10 cans of tuna and a bunch of recipe tests, we have finally found the first Finalist in our “Let’s Sing A Tune To Tuna Contest”. And it is quite the find, let me tell you. Gentle readers, I present…

The Mid-Century Menu–Yule Sandwich Log

The Mid-Century Menu–Yule Sandwich Log

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By RetroRuth I know, I know. I have done the “big Mid-Century Sandwich” a few times now.  The Backwoods Sandwich. (? Has anyone figured out where that name came from yet?) The Frosted Sandwich.  Yeah, we’ve been there. Yeah, we’ve eaten that. But when you get an impassioned plea from…

The Mid-Century Menu – Miniature Weiner Wellingtons

The Mid-Century Menu – Miniature Weiner Wellingtons

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By RetroRuth Oh boy!  Have I got a fun MCMenu for all you Crazy Kids this week! This week we visit Chicago.  It’s 1972, and Dad has just returned from good ‘ole Smithe and Shanahan (a furniture and appliance store) on the corner with the new Martha Holmes Holiday Recipes in…

The Mid-Century Menu Archive – Cheezy Beans Casserole

The Mid-Century Menu Archive – Cheezy Beans Casserole

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By RetroRuth Hello, all!!! Happy Thanksgiving a day early!  And to get us all in the holiday spirit (or something) I decided to resurrected this horror of a holiday meal out of the Mid-Century Menu archive.  It’s festive.  It’s cheezy. It tastes like cigarette butts. Sounds like a winning combo…

Mid-Century Menu – Spaghetti’N Franks Casserole and V-8 A La Mode

Mid-Century Menu – Spaghetti’N Franks Casserole and V-8 A La Mode

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By RetroRuth Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  I am super excited this morning, and that can only mean one thing – it’s time for the Mid-Century Menu!!!  This week I have a fun cookbook that I picked up in Rockford, Michigan when I met up with Jan and Sara at Rosie’s Diner. …

Mid-Century Menu – Mexican Spaghetti

Mid-Century Menu – Mexican Spaghetti

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By RetroRuth Welcome again to another exciting, spine-tingling episode of the Mid-Century Menu.  This is a great one for two reasons.  Well…three actually. The first reason is that Sara and her husband Mike helped us make this Menu.  So it was tons of fun.  The second is that this is…

Mid-Century Menu – Tomato Cheese Burgers

Mid-Century Menu – Tomato Cheese Burgers

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By RetroRuth Wow!  We have a pretty funny recipe this week, and it includes Tom’s most hated of all ingredients: American Cheese.  That’s right. The Man With The Iron Stomach can’t stand American Cheese! He is human after all, Folks. So this great recipe comes from Melanie, and she submitted…

Mid-Century Menu – Cheese-Frankfurter Loaf and Pineapple Mallowade

Mid-Century Menu – Cheese-Frankfurter Loaf and Pineapple Mallowade

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By RetroRuth Hello All! Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu!  This week, we have a fun recipe that was sent by Andrea for our recent Worst Mid-Century Recipe Contest.  Even those this recipe was beaten by some disgusting baddies, it STILL is quite the sight to behold.  And I mean,…

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