Rice, rice, rice, rice! This week on the Mid-Century Menu, we dive into the field of rice recipes and rice preparation. The book on the left is 75 Glamorous Rice Dishes Economical, Too published by the Louisiana State Rice Milling Company, Inc., makers of Water-Maid and Mahatma Rice.  I am not sure of the date of publication of this little booklet, but from the...

You know, even though the Mid-Century Menu is sometimes freaky, sometimes creepy, and sometimes downright disgusting, there are a lot of redeeming qualities to it as well.  Hmmm…this description kinda reminds me of an ex-boyfriend.  And like that ex-boyfriend, the Mid-Century Menu can be fun, exciting, adventurous and enjoyable in a filthy way that you are...

Hello, everyone!  Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu.  I am happy that all the regular readers have decided to come back for more, and for those of you who are just joining us this week, I can already answer the question that will be floating around in your head. Yes, I am crazy! Aaaaanyway, this week’s Menu comes from Money Saving Main Dishes,...

Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu! After last week’s Jellied Egg debacle, I am happy to report that this week there is not a bit of gelatin to be found in any of the dishes this week. At all. Thank goodness. That being said, it doesn’t mean this week’s menu is any less scary looking. There is just no gelatin in it. This week’s...

Well, we’ve finally done it.  I didn’t think the Mid-Century Menu could sink any lower, but it has.  This is it people, the final 1950’s culinary atrocity. Gelatin. You heard me.  I am breaking into the 1950’s gelatin salad craze, quite possibly one of the scariest ages in culinary history.  When Tom called me from work on Monday, I...

Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu! For those of you who don’t know, this is my favorite feature on the blog, the one where I get to cook weird things out of vintage cookbooks and feed them to my husband for dinner. Delicious. In any case, this week’s recipe comes from Cookout USA, a cookbook published by Kikkoman, McCormick, The Squirt Company,...

Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu!  Since we are doing Mid-Century Christmas here at the blog, I decided to do a holiday meal to fit in with the theme and get everyone into the spirit!   Hubs was pretty excited when he found out that I would be making pumpkin pie.  So much so that I don’t think he really listened to what else was going to be...

Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu, the “fun” feature on the blog in which I get to pick a recipe from my collection of vintage cookbooks, make it, and then feed it to my husband for dinner.  Poor Tom! And this week it really is poor Tom, because I am cooking out of a Spry cookbook.  This particular Spry book was published in 1949, and I think...

Hello everyone!  Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu, where I pick a recipe from my vast array of vintage cookbooks and make it for dinner, forcing my husband to eat it no matter what.  In all fairness, he is excited to eat the sometimes noxious concoctions, but it still makes me feel a little evil. Muwahaha! Anyway, this week’s Menu comes from a really...

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