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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.…

Easter Lamb Cake on The Mid-Century Menu

Easter Lamb Cake on The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth I know, I know, I shouldn’t try to show off a cake here after the perfection of Eartha’s Easter Bunny Jelly cake from Sunday, but…well…the lambie.  He couldn’t be denied. Come and read all about his creation today on the Mid-Century Menu. Oh, and I also make Tom…

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…

Mid-Century Menu-The Best of Tom 2010

Mid-Century Menu-The Best of Tom 2010

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By RetroRuth I had a great time doing the Mid-Century Menu in 2010, and Tom had a great time tasting them! Check out this cute video we put together of Tom’s tasting experiences in 2010. Love it!  Can’t wait for 2011 and new Mid-Century Menu posts!…

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…

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 – Hawaiian Meatballs and Pineapple Rice

Mid-Century Menu – Hawaiian Meatballs and Pineapple Rice

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By RetroRuth We have a fun Mid-Century Menu this week.  The recipes from this week come from Betty Feezor’s Best TV-Tested Recipes. This book was given to me by a co-worker of Tom’s, who apparently loves to see Tom eating questionable dinners because this is the second book he has…

Mid-Century Menu Re-Run – Salmon Egg Casserole

Mid-Century Menu Re-Run – Salmon Egg Casserole

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By RetroRuth This fantastic Mid-Century Menu was original posted in October of 2009, and contains TWO traumatic moments: a disgusting can of salmon, and chirping hard-boiled eggs. Awesome. This is why I need to have a cooking show! Twenty minutes of me screaming over hard-boiled eggs would have been classic……

The Mid-Century Menu Archive – “Eggs Oriental”

The Mid-Century Menu Archive – “Eggs Oriental”

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By RetroRuth *Note – Our recent contest for the Worst Mid-Century Recipe forced my brain to reluctantly recall the many horrible things we have made on this blog. Eggs Oriental was prominent in those memories. This post was originally published in April 2009, and looking at pictures of it still make me…

Mid-Century Menu – Voting for WORST Mid-Century Recipe!

Mid-Century Menu – Voting for WORST Mid-Century Recipe!

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By RetroRuth This is it!!!  And so begins the voting for the Worst Mid-Century Recipe Contest. To bring everyone up to speed, these are the recipes that were submitted by YOU, the readers, for the dubious honor of being crowned the Worst Mid-Century Recipe, and this stunning vintage prize pack:…

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