Happy New Year!
I can’t believe it’s 2018! The last year went by so fast, but I’m excited for all that lies ahead! My collection of primary sources from the early Twentieth Century has grown quite a bit, so without further adieu, let’s dive into more awesome Life As They Knew It!
And what better way to kick off a new year with a New Year’s Day party menu! This comes from my 1907 edition of the White House Cook Book. Yes, that White House. It’s dedicated to the First Ladies of America, who at the time this edition was published was Edith Carew Roosevelt, wife of Theodore Roosevelt.
Have you tried any of these dishes? What sounds most delicious to you? How do these menus compare with your holiday meals today? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
New Year’s Day Menu
Broiled White Fish
Potatoes a la Creme
Parker House Rolls
Cold Roast Turkey
Boston Oyster Pie
Bakes Sweet Potatoes
Oysters on Half Shell
Roast Turkey with Oyster Stuffing
Baked Winter Squash
English Plum Pudding with Wine Sauce
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