Christmas Dinner 1950s Style
Note the formal table setting above. Elegant, polished, shining, and decorative. Polishing the silver was a long and tedious job, but so worthwhile! Beautiful!
Christmas Dinner Menus
Oyster Cocktails in Green Pepper Shells
Celery and Ripe Olives
Roast Goose with Potato Stuffing
Lettuce Salad with Riced (Grated) Cheese and Bar-le-Duc (currant jam)
English Plum Pudding
Cream of Celery Soup
Cheese Sticks, Salted Peanuts, and Stuffed Green Olives
Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding
Spinach in Eggs (hard-boiled eggs filled with cooked spinach)
White-Grape Salad with Guava Jelly (peeled and de-seeded white grapes on lettuce leaves)
English Plum Pudding with Hard sauce
(Menus from The American Woman's Cook Book, 1950)
Christmas Cocktail Parties
Cocktail parties were popular in the 1950s, and the Christmas cocktail party was no exception.
punch laced with alcohol
Finger foods such as canapes, Vienna sausages, cocktail wieners, cheese, deviled eggs, and olives.
Sweets such as petits fours, candies, cookies, and other small desserts.
1950s Cocktail dresses:
1950s Christmas tree with lots of tinsel!
Christmas is timeless, however it's celebrated.
December 13, 2021
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