December! Anyone else love early darkness that drives people home to sit by their fires and spend time with their family? Just me? Ok, then.
Seriously, tho, I love December. I love preparing for the holidays, and snow, and baking, and Christmas decorations, and songs, and books . . .
I am one of those super annoying people who spends all December singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” while washing dishes. And wearing a Santa hat.
But! Don’t let that stop you from checking out the menus! They are full of hot warm comfort food goodness. MMMMMMM.
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A month of vintage comfort food meals for my 1950s December family menus!
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This year, December start on the same day (Tuesday) as it did in 1959. So I get to use my Betty Crocker Country Kitchen Almanac and my Womens’ Day thrifty meal plan! I find this terribly exciting, so I am using all my December 1959 things as written. Here are the December 1959 Women’s Day dinners:
This isn’t from December 1959, but I genuinely adore soup-and-sandwich lunches, so I am using it this month! (Thanks to Tania!)
I started today with Chicken Gumbo, banana fritters, and milk. At the end of the month, I will tack the first week on and use it in a rotation.
Breakfasts this month will be simple. Eggs, bacon, toast, porridge, fruit. Easy enough that I don’t have to think about it!
Honestly, the best thing about my monthly menus are what my 1959 Woman’s Day magazine says up there:
For my Christmas meals, I be following a different plan! This one comes from a Good Housekeeping magazine, and includes 3 days of meals — with recipes!
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