Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Grandma's Thanksgiving Dinner...

As I was perusing my November 1938 and 1939 Good Housekeeping magazines recently, I thought it would fun to put together a "Thanksgiving dinner" using the old-timey advertisements and photos. Something that struck me while in the process of choosing my menu items was that some of the brands available to Grandma in the 1930s are still available today. Do you recognize or use any of these?

First, we must find recipes in the Settlement Cookbook ("the way to a man's heart").

Now, don't forget to season your stuffing before you put it in the bird at 5:00 am!

Ah, who can resist the lovely jewel-like glow of cranberry sauce?

And don't those niblets look nummy?

Turkey in the straw? No, turkey on the table.

To keep your turkey from trotting off the platter, you might want these anchor carving pins.

Do you suppose he's got anchor carving pins? Or is he just that good?

It MUST be true, because Flako's got the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval!

Speaking of pie... my favorite is good old-fashioned pumpkin, but the one shown here with Brazil nuts sounds interesting. What's your favorite?

Well, I don't know about you, but I feel stuffed! And I keep humming "Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go"....

Happy Thanksgiving!

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