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Hey, sweet readers! For the last half of 2020, I am bringing back my Mid-Century Menu Monday, starting with Mid-Century Menu Monday for July 4th!

So, I have a few menu-cook-books from the 40s and 50s now, plus a number of cookbooks that contain menu plans, and a whole lot of Better Homes and Gardens magazines with menus and recipes. For this half-year of menus, I will mostly be pulling from the menu resources I already have.

Mid-Century Menu Monday for July 4th!

Monday

So, even though it isn’t July yet, I’m including some menus so you can start your week off with a vintage kitchen!

Breakfast

  • Tomato juice
  • Prepared cereal with top milk (n. b. whole milk or half-and-half, if you don’t get unhomogenized milk)
  • Whole-wheat toast with butter
  • Jelly
  • Coffee for adults, milk for children

Lunch

  • Cream of fresh pea soup
  • Melba rye toast and butter
  • Sliced peaches
  • Coffee or tea for adults, milk for children

Dinner

  • Pan-fried liver and bacon
  • Creamed potatoes
  • Buttered asparagus
  • Bread and butter
  • Wilted lettuce
  • Sliced bananas with top milk
  • Coffee for adults, milk for children

Tuesday

Last day of June this year! If the green beans in tomato sauce is too much for you, open a can of vegetable beef soup — Campbell’s soup is vintage!

Breakfast

  • Grapefruit
  • Prepared cereal with top milk
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Toast with butter
  • Coffee for adults, milk for children

Lunch

  • Green beans in tomato sauce
  • Lettuce sandwiches
  • Sugared strawberries with top milk
  • Hot or iced tea, milk for children

Dinner

  • Jellied beef bouillon
  • Pork sausage patties
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Creamed onions
  • Whole wheat bread and butter
  • Fresh cherry pie
  • Tea for adults, milk for children

Wednesday

And July begins! I recommend starting your Old-Fashioned Summer Challenge now if you haven’t already. (And Happy Canada Day! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)

Breakfast

  • Lemonade
  • Prepared cereal with top milk
  • Broiled bacon
  • Toast with butter
  • Coffee for adults, milk for children

Lunch

  • Oxtail soup
  • Soda crackers
  • Celery
  • Jam meringue puff
  • Tea for adults, milk for children

Dinner

  • Lamb shoulder chops with dressing
  • Buttered Lima beans
  • Creamed new green cabbage
  • Whole wheat bread and butter
  • Sugared fresh pineapple
  • Tea or coffee for adults, milk for children

Thursday

Breakfast

  • Grapefruit juice
  • Prepared cereal with top milk
  • Fried eggs
  • Toast with butter
  • Coffee for adults, milk for children

Lunch

  • Beet and pea salad
  • Toasted cheese sandwiches
  • Sweet red cherries
  • Milk for all

Dinner

  • Mock chicken legs
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Buttered spinach
  • Bread and butter
  • Snow pudding with custard sauce
  • Tea for adults, milk for children

Friday

Breakfast

  • Stewed prunes in orange juice
  • Prepared cereal with top milk
  • Toast with butter
  • Coffee for adults, milk for children

Lunch

  • Luncheon salad plate: deviled egg, cottage cheese, tomato, radishes
  • Whole wheat muffins
  • Chocolate milk for all

Dinner

  • Salisbury steak
  • Creamed potatoes
  • Buttered greens
  • Onions au gratin
  • Whole wheat bread and butter
  • Strawberry shortcake
  • Iced tea for adults, milk for children

Saturday

Happy 4th of July! ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿงจ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†

Breakfast

  • Sliced bananas on prepared cereal with top milk
  • Toast with butter
  • Jelly
  • Coffee for adults, milk for children

Holiday Dinner

  • Fried chicken
  • Potato salad
  • Buttered peas
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Hot biscuits
  • Peppermint stick ice cream
  • Devil’s food cake with fudge frosting
  • Iced tea for adults, milk for children

Picnic Supper

  • Cold fried chicken
  • Potato salad
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Coleslaw
  • Bread and butter
  • Watermelon
  • Lemonade for all

Sunday

A simpler Sunday dinner is called for, after the extravagance of yesterday’s Independence Day feast! If you don’t celebrate the 4th of July, you can switch the dinners.

Breakfast

  • Grapefruit and orange juice
  • Toast and butter
  • Preserves
  • Coffee for adults, milk for children

Sunday Dinner

  • Pan-fried halibut
  • Parsley-buttered potatoes
  • Stewed tomatoes
  • Whole wheat bread and butter
  • Cucumber and radish salad
  • Lemon cream pudding
  • Coffee for adults, milk for children

Sunday Supper

  • Fresh cantaloupe and blackberry salad
  • Toast and butter
  • Tea for adults, milk for children

If you would like to see my mid-century menus for lunches and breakfasts, you can find them in my resource library when you sign up below. You can check out more weekly dinner plans in my mid-century menus. And if you like this recipe, please Pin it!

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2 thoughts on “Mid-Century Menu Monday for July 4th!”

  1. I really enjoy reading the mid century meal plan, have you ever thought about adding pictures after each meal?

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