It’s June and that usually signals a change in our menus. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is upon us and that often means lighter fare, more fresh produce and perhaps some grilled meals. Let’s see if that approach applied with vintage menu plans, as well.
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VINTAGE MENU PLANS
This is the cookbook where I found these menus (mine is the 1976 edition):
Broiled Steak *
Peas Cooked in Lettuce
Frozen Fruit Ginger Salad with Whipped Cream Dressing
Assorted Cold Meats *
French Potato Salad Bowl
Buttered New Peas
Ice Cream Roll with Red Raspberries
Chilled Court Bouillon
Spring Chicken Maryland *
Hominy Grits and Gravy
Buttered Green Lima Beans
Ham and Rice Scallop *
Spinach with Peppers
Lettuce with Lemon Cream Mayonnaise
Baked Chocolate Custard
Stewed Chicken and Drop Dumplings *
Pickled Crab Apples
Beef Pot Roast with Peas, Onions and Carrots *
Mint Meringues with Chocolate Ice Cream
Green Bean, Pearl Onion Salad
Old-fashioned Fried Chicken with Cream Gravy *
Whipped Mashed Potatoes
Summer Squash Stuffed with Ham à la King *
Glazed Strawberry Tarts
Rhubarb and Banana Pudding
Fruit and Cottage Cheese Mold *
Celery and Radishes
Cream of Vegetable Soup *
Bacon Cheese Rolls
Tuna Supreme *
Green Salad Bowl
Burnt Almond Parfait
Ham and Egg Croquettes *
Creamed Beet Greens
Eggs Florentine *
Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Banana Layer Cake
What do you think? Do these look like the sort of warm-weather meals we are used to these days? They don’t seem much different than those of cooler months although seasonal produce features heavily. Tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, strawberries and asparagus make appearances.
Which meal is your favorite? I’d have to say the Sunday Dinner is mine. I love fried chicken!
Would you like me to make any of the starred recipes? If so, leave me a comment and tell me which one(s) you are interested in. As long as they don’t include mushrooms or nuts (I’m allergic to these) and I can find the ingredients I’ll give it a whirl.
*These recipes are included in the cookbook.
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