A month of vintage comfort food meals for my 1950s December family menus!
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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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!