Mid-Century Menu Monday! Your 1950s Meal-Plan Monday for weekly vintage dinner menus.

Mid-Century Menu Monday: December 9-15

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Hello! It’s the second week of December already! This ended up late, because I spent WAY TOO MUCH TIME diving into rabbit holes, looking for the Betty Crocker’s Frankly Fancy recipe booklet from 1959. I thought it would be fun to coordinate my menus this week with the 1959 Holiday Almanac for my Very Vintage December Project, but that led to “Frankly Fancy,” which led to . . . rabbit holes. Anyway, here’re my dinners for Mid-Century Menu Monday, December 9-15.

Mid-Century Menu Monday Dinners

Monday

  • Gougeres
  • Zesty Pork-Chop Bake
  • Oven Dinner Rice
  • Tomato-Cheese Casserole
  • Savory French Bread
  • Dunk-It Salad
  • Baked Lemon Cake Pudding

Tuesday

  • Chicken Livers with Rice
  • Stuffed Baked Squash
  • Pickled Pineapple Bake
  • French Half-and-Half Bread
  • Tomato Aspic
  • 1-2-3-4 Cake

Wednesday — Birthday!

  • Gougeres and Tomato Juice cocktail
  • Broiled steak
  • French Fries
  • Buttered Peas
  • Garlic Bread
  • French Green Salad
  • Devil’s Food Cake with Fudge Frosting and Ice-Cream Snowballs

Thursday

  • Spaghetti with Italian Sausage Sauce
  • Tossed Green Salad
  • Junior Loaves with Garlicky Spread
  • Fruit Compote Topped with Lemon Sherbet and Susan’s Coconut Refrigerator Cookies

Friday

  • Easy Broiled Fish
  • Golden Noodles
  • Broccoli with Mustard Sauce
  • Hard Rolls
  • Spiced Canned Purple Plums
  • Christmas Tree Cakes

Saturday

  • Ginger Ale Cocktails and Hot Cheese Dip
  • E. I.’s Swedish Meat Balls
  • Tomato Ring Filled with Vegetable Salad
  • Toasted Celery Rolls in Loaf
  • Old English Spiced Cider
  • Meringue Kisses

Sunday

  • Christmas Cheese Ball (’tis the season) and Fruit Juice Cocktail
  • Pot Roast of Beef with Wine
  • Savory Mashed Potatoes
  • Small Whole Carrots
  • Speedy Pickled Pears
  • Crisp Rolls
  • Green Salad Bowl
  • Mallow-Cream Whip

Breakfast and Lunch Bonus For December’s Mid-Century Menu Monday

Monday

Breakfast

  • Grapefruit juice
  • Hot oatmeal
  • Shirred eggs
  • Cranberry Muffins

Lunch

  • Vegetable-Beef Soup
  • Cheese-spread sandwiches
  • Pickles
  • Apple turnovers

Tuesday

Breakfast

  • Sliced oranges
  • Cream of Wheat
  • French Toast
  • Canadian bacon

Lunch

  • Creamy potato soup
  • Toasted peanut-butter-and-bacon sandwiches
  • Spiced Fruit Cocktail

Wednesday — Birthday!

Breakfast

  • Tomato Juice
  • Cream of Rice with Raisins
  • Scrambled eggs and bacon
  • Waffles

Lunch

  • Crab-Cheese Bisque
  • Toast
  • Pickles
  • Red Sundae

Thursday

Breakfast

  • Orange juice
  • Malt o’ Meal with sliced bananas
  • Soft-boiled eggs with toast fingers

Lunch

  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Scrambled Eggs and toast
  • Fruit gelatin

Friday

Breakfast

  • Broiled Grapefruit Halves
  • Oatmeal
  • Poached eggs on toast

Lunch

  • Tomato soup
  • Tuna melts
  • Potato chips
  • Chocolate pudding

Saturday

Breakfast

  • Grapefruit juice
  • Farina
  • Biscuits and sausage gravy
  • Pull-Apart Coffee Cake Wreath

Lunch

  • Minestrone vegetable soup
  • Grilled franks with cheese
  • Green salad
  • Doughnuts

Sunday

Breakfast

  • Orange juice
  • Oatmeal
  • Baked apples
  • Ham and eggs
  • Waffles

Supper

  • Clam chowder
  • Toasted cheese-bacon-lettuce sandwiches
  • Pickles
  • Gingerbread

As always, meals are accompanied by milk and coffee or tea. Other than breakfast, juice is drunk as a dinner cocktail. Bread with cheese, jam, or fruit is served with a cup of milk at 3:00 for all the children. And, my husband and teenagers are grateful that I am finally getting better at providing nibbles before dinner while the preschoolers are eating supper in the kitchen.

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