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Mid-Century Menu – Corn Pancakes with Hot Dog Sauce and Tangy Marshmallow Pie

Mid-Century Menu – Corn Pancakes with Hot Dog Sauce and Tangy Marshmallow Pie

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By RetroRuth Okay, okay, first things first. Before we get to the corn/hot dog mess, I have to ask: Have you entered our Mid-Century Menu Worst Recipe contest yet? No?  Then you should!!! The deadline for entry is TOMORROW at midnight! Email your entry to me at ruth@nopatternrequired.com .  The…

The Mid-Century Menu – Stroganoff Pizza

The Mid-Century Menu – Stroganoff Pizza

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By RetroRuth Welcome to the Mid-Century Menu, Ladies and Gentlemen!  Prepare to be amazed as I waive the wand of Mid-Century Magic over humble, (mostly) nutritional ingredients and turn them into something never before seen by man! What will the magic produce this time? A piece of veal shaped like…

Mid-Century Menu – Lenten Tuna & Potatoes, Garden Vegetable Jello and Spice Cake!

Mid-Century Menu – Lenten Tuna & Potatoes, Garden Vegetable Jello and Spice Cake!

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Welcome, everyone to the Mid-Century Menu, the fiendish feature of No Pattern Required in which Tom and I make and eat a dinner from a vintage mid-century cookbook.  And usually not a good dinner, either.  Usually it is pretty scary. This week we are visiting the Carnation’s Family Favorites cookbook…

Mid-Century Menu – ABC Jiffy Cookery Noodle Hash Casserole and Tomato Pizzas

Mid-Century Menu – ABC Jiffy Cookery Noodle Hash Casserole and Tomato Pizzas

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To the Reader If you are working by day And cooking by night, Or your chores you would keep, both easy and light, If you like to eat well But cook in a hurry, If you want to relax Without bother or worry, If you yearn to play bridge Or…

Mid-Century Menu – Mexican Macaroni Casserole

Mid-Century Menu – Mexican Macaroni Casserole

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 Welcome to another Mid-Century Menu!!  This week we are cooking out of a kind of fun little cookbook I found while on vacation this summer.  It is Prize Winning Recipes (made better with American Beauty Macaroni Products) or Institutional Cooking At Home.  Just kidding about the last one guys. Kind…

Mid-Century Menu – Carnation Corn and Sausage Casserole

Mid-Century Menu – Carnation Corn and Sausage Casserole

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Welcome to the first Mid-Century Menu of the year! I know you all have eagerly awaiting this moment, as Tom and I both have, to see if this will be a good meal or a bad one.  See, I kinda figure this is like Groundhog’s Day for the Menu, if…

Mid-Century Menu – Meat-Crusted Corn Pie

Mid-Century Menu – Meat-Crusted Corn Pie

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You know, even though the Mid-Century Menu is sometimes freaky, sometimes creepy, and sometimes downright disgusting, there are a lot of redeeming qualities to it as well.  Hmmm…this description kinda reminds me of an ex-boyfriend.  And like that ex-boyfriend, the Mid-Century Menu can be fun, exciting, adventurous and enjoyable in a…

Mid-Century Menu – Holiday Meal with Cheezy Beans and Onions Casserole

Mid-Century Menu – Holiday Meal with Cheezy Beans and Onions Casserole

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Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu!  Since we are doing Mid-Century Christmas here at the blog, I decided to do a holiday meal to fit in with the theme and get everyone into the spirit!   Hubs was pretty excited when he found out that I would be making pumpkin pie. …

Mid-Century Menu – Salmon Egg Casserole

Mid-Century Menu – Salmon Egg Casserole

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Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu, the special portion of my blog where I choose a hilarious or crazy recipe from my vintage cookbook collection, cook it exactly as the recipe tells me (no matter how horrible), and then serve it up for dinner. My husband has choked down more…

Mid-Century Menu – Ginger Beans with Spam

Mid-Century Menu – Ginger Beans with Spam

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Oh yeah, it’s that time again!  Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu, where I take a recipe from my collection of vintage cookbooks, cook it, and force my husband to eat it for dinner.  The catch is, we don’t pick a recipe because it looks good.  We pick it because…