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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.…

Your Vintage Halloween Party With Decorations, Games and Fun Food

Your Vintage Halloween Party With Decorations, Games and Fun Food

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By RetroRuth Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope everyone has something fun planned for today. If you don’t, guess what?? I have some great news for you: It isn’t too late to plan your perfect mid-century Halloween Party! I know! Exciting, isn’t it? I know you just… What was that? You…

Graceland: A Kitschtastic Paradise –Part II

Graceland: A Kitschtastic Paradise –Part II

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By RetroRuth Here is the second part of the Graceland tour, as was promised last week!  The Jungle Room! The famous “three TV” room. Although, how I missed getting a shot of all three TV’s at the same time is baffling. What was I thinking? I will have to put…

Polish Delight On The Mid-Century Menu

Polish Delight On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth This week we have a unique MCMenu test, coming straight from the Clark family archives. Come on over to the Mid-Century Menu today to check out the latest lip-smacking recipe test: Polish Delight!…

Mid-Century Menu – Cracker Kabobs Tutorial

Mid-Century Menu – Cracker Kabobs Tutorial

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By RetroRuth So, I might not have had the best time watching the Super Bowl, but I had a great time cooking for it. After I finished the fun stuff for our two person Super Bowl Party (Artichoke dip, taco dip and buffalo chicken meatballs), I broke out the mid-century…

Mid-Century Menu–Simple Sloppy Joe Pie

Mid-Century Menu–Simple Sloppy Joe Pie

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By RetroRuth I hope I am not coming on too strong when I say there is nothing like a vintage Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookbook. Nothing. They are pretty much great from cover to cover.  The awkward pictures. The hilarious food combinations. The desperate need to have “Mrs.” in front of every…

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…

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…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – New Halloween Tags and Gory Cupcake Toppers

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – New Halloween Tags and Gory Cupcake Toppers

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By RetroRuth Oooooooo…scary!  My crafty friend Kathryn and I have been busy making all kinds of creepy and fun things for Halloween.  I thought you would all like a little peek of the behind the scenes at the photo shoot that took place in the backyard.  Good times! Here is Kathryn…

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…

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