Mid-Century Menu Monday: Veteran’s Day Edition

Does the idea of planning for regular family dinners on top of planning for holiday cooking stress you out? Did you know that your family will sit down to 1095 meals a year — mostly made by you? That’s enough to make ANYONE sick of meal-planning! Luckily, I have several vintage cook books with menus for every day of the year. Mid-Century Menu Monday is here to provide suggestions when you Just. Can’t. with another dinner menu. This week’s menus are particularly suited to cozy late-Fall dinners (my favorite).

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A Week of Menus for Mid-November

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There are many vintage cookbooks that contain complete menu plans for a full year, based on providing nutrition and variety to the vintage housewife’s meals. The best one is Meta Given’s The Modern Family Cookbook, but only the earliest editions. Some of my favorites are:

These are hearty warming meals from one of my vintage meal plans. They all center around cold-weather dishes and seasonal foods. Here are some other menu plans for November:

Veteran’s Day Dinner

Tuesday’s Dinner

Wednesday’s Dinner

Thursday’s Dinner

  • Pot Roast of Beef
  • Brown Gravy
  • Stuffed Potatoes
  • Buttered Carrots
  • Parkerhouse Rolls
  • Jellied Fruit Salad (ignore the offensive name and try the one below!)
  • Pumpkin Pie

Friday’s Dinner

Saturday’s Dinner

Sunday’s Dinner

Thanksgiving Is Coming!

Thanksgiving is next week for us. And yes, I am doing a full vintage Thanksgiving Meal. My family actually loves Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce, and Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows, so . . . I do it all. All the traditional goodies. My whole menu, the vintage recipes I use, and my step-by-step checklist for hosting Thanksgiving are all available in my vintage Thanksgiving e-book.

And, as a bonus, here are the lists that I use for my seasonal Autumn cleaning.

The 1950s Fall Housecleaning Routine by Mid-Century Modern Mommy, page 1
The 1950s Fall Housecleaning Routine by Mid-Century Modern Mommy, page 2

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