"the secret's in planning before you tie on your apron!"
A selection from my 1959 copy of Better Homes and Gardens, Holiday Cook Book ($2 local op-shop) How I wish I had this when it was retro cook-off time! It's a classic, and not a can of soup in sight! Although I will not be serving Blue-cheese Fluff to our Chrissy guests!
(although I am tempted...just the mention of the word fluff would have my sisters and I in hysterics. When we were kids we were not allowed to use the word 'fart' - it would've been tantamount to dropping the f bomb today (truly). Farts in our house were called fluffies or fluffs, there were(are) five kids in my family so there was always someone getting in trouble for dropping a fluff! Perhaps I should include Blue Cheese Fluff on the menu...just for laughs...)
Dessert time? Snip a festive cooky (sic) from the cooky tree.
From our house to yours. Holiday goodies to give to very special neighbours, cousins, aunts, and uncles. A nice way to say "just for you" at Santa season!
Fun to give delicious to eat.
Surprise? that word fills me with dread when it's used in a retro food context!
Confections and cookies that say "Happy Holiday"
Gala fruitcakes for the holidays.
Christmas on a platter - tuck in a holly sprig, light the candle, whisk this beauty to the table!
You could always do "salad and dessert all in one..."
maybe not...that's mayo not whipped cream in the middle!
Now a tea towel (it's Tuesday after all)
no relevance, unless you're planning a Medieval-themed Christmas feast?!
and Vintage Christmas Card # 6 (you know the drill)
from an original painted with the mouth by M. A. Turzo
(I can't find any info on this artist which is a pity, because I really like this one)
p.s. the Jedster is reovering from his op, we are waiting anxiously for pathology results. The vet reckons his tumour was a dodgy one. She's hopeful she got it all out, and so of course are we.