Mid-Century Monday: March 16th to 22nd

Mid-Century Menu Monday March 16 to 22 Title

I apologize for getting this one out late! I’m still just not feeling well, and all the kerfuffle is not helping. This week, I decided to pull out my 1940s cookbook. (It comforts me in adversity!) In the 1940s, as opposed to the 1950s, housewives spent at least half of the decade rationing, making do, and being brave in the face of adversity. We can use a resurgence in those qualities these next few weeks. On that note, I offer the 1940s edition of Menu Monday for March 16 to 22.

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Mid-Century Menu Monday Meals

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I did my usual monthly grocery shopping about 2 days before the stores emptied. We live rurally, and my method of shopping is stocking up once a month, and then I get a weekly delivery of local produce and dairy during the month. Well, I got my stocking up done, but I won’t be getting my weekly infusions of dairy and seasonal produce. I will be doing a “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” month. 


  • Broiled Chicken
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Buttered Broccoli
  • Rolls
  • Green-bean Salad
  • Tapioca Cream

Tuesday (St. Patrick’s Day)

  • Old-Fashioned Boiled Dinner (Corned Beef, Potatoes, Turnips, Cabbage, Onions, Carrots, Beets)
  • Horse-Radish
  • Bread and Butter
  • Queen of Puddings


  • Cream of Corn Soup
  • Baked Hash (made with leftovers)
  • Spinach with Egg
  • Rolls
  • Chocolate Bread Pudding

Thursday (1st Day of Spring)

  • Bouillon
  • Celery Curls, Carrot Sticks, and Pickled Onions
  • Fricassee of Chicken with Dumplings
  • Parsley Potatoes
  • Buttered Peas
  • Lemon Sponge Pudding


  • Fish Chowder and Water Wafers
  • Grapefruit Salad
  • Graham Bread and Butter
  • Baked Apricot Whip


  • Braised Pork Steaks with Grape Apples
  • Scalloped Carrots
  • Potato on the Half Shell
  • Rolls
  • Steamed Marmelade Pudding


  • Roast Pork
  • Riced Potatoes
  • Corn Fritters
  • Rolls
  • Tomato Jelly Salad
  • Apple Pie

I had hoped to get the recipes into the Resource Library for you for this week, but I am still working on that. In the meantime, comment below telling me the recipe you’d most like to see, and I’ll post it on the blog!

Mid-Century Menu Monday March 16 to 22 with vintage dinner image

If you would like, you can check out the rest of my mid-century dinner menus. And if you make the menus, share a pic on Instagram and tag me! (Are you following me on Instagram? I share a lot of vintage homemaking quick wins over here!)

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2 thoughts on “Mid-Century Monday: March 16th to 22nd”

  1. Mmmm, the lemon sponge pudding & baked hash sound good! I love lemon anything. So springy!

    I’d love to know the title of your ’40s cookbook!

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