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Herb Glazed Sandwiches Today on The Mid-Century Menu

Herb Glazed Sandwiches Today on The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Today we have something a little strange on The Mid-Century Menu. In fact, we have Tom’s choice for the Glistening and Jiggly Contest, which just happens to be these: Herb-Glazed Sandwiches, sent in by reader Sara. Yep, that’s right, an open-faced sandwich covered with lemon gelatin. It doesn’t…

Chicken Mousse, aka “Chicken Ice Cream” – The Mid-Century Menu Glistening and Jiggly Finalist #4

Chicken Mousse, aka “Chicken Ice Cream” –  The Mid-Century Menu Glistening and Jiggly Finalist #4

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This is it! The last of the four “Worst” recipes from the Gelatin Contest submission. It’s been pretty terrible so far, but I have to admit we saved the strangest one for last! This is Chicken Mousse. It’s pretty much just chicken ice cream. Which is messed up. Michele writes:…

Turkey, Chicken or Duck? Three Complete Mid-Century Thanksgiving Menus For Your Holiday Table

Turkey, Chicken or Duck? Three Complete Mid-Century Thanksgiving Menus For Your Holiday Table

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By RetroRuth Feel like having turkey this year or do you want to try something different? Only having a few for Thanksgiving, and don’t know what to serve? If you still need ideas, the November 1953 issue of Woman’s Home Companion has the answers for your Thanksgiving dinner this year.…

Mid-Century Menu–Deluxe Hot Chicken Salad

Mid-Century Menu–Deluxe Hot Chicken Salad

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By RetroRuth What can I say?  Sometimes the Mid-Century Menu is just good, clean fun. Well, most of the time it’s not good or clean (teats!). But heck, it’s always fun. This week we get to have good AND clean fun, because nothing in this week’s Menu even remotely looks…

A Mid-Century Modern Rooster

A Mid-Century Modern Rooster

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By RetroRuth Nope.  I am not crazy. I really do have a Mid-Century Modern rooster. Okay, maybe not completely MCM, but he is mid-century. And he looks modern. So, there you go. I came across this little guy while in Bay City over the weekend. Yes, he was at an…

Mid-Century Menu – Noodle Ring Filled With Creamed Chicken

Mid-Century Menu – Noodle Ring Filled With Creamed Chicken

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Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu! After last week’s Jellied Egg debacle, I am happy to report that this week there is not a bit of gelatin to be found in any of the dishes this week. At all. Thank goodness. That being said, it doesn’t mean this week’s menu is…

Etsy Round-up – Vintage Tablecloths

Etsy Round-up – Vintage Tablecloths

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During the party this weekend I used white, plastic-backed disposable cloths, but I put small vintage tablecloths and vintage kitchen towels over the tables to brighten them up a bit.  Mine were all floral, and red and blue, but I love all prints and animals and flowers and dishes and…well…everything! …