The 1950’s Never Tasted So Good!

December 17, 2009 § 2 Comments

Tonight I will be celebrating the holidays like it’s 1954!

To be more specific, every Thursday I participate in a Dinner & Movie. Tonight my guests will be watching White Christmas (1954) starring Mr. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.

I will be serving Moscow Mules, a cocktail created in 1941 which drove the sales of both ginger beer and Smirnoff Vodka through the 50’s.

We will dine upon Beef Stroganoff, a Russian dish, that exploded in popularity in the 1950’s dinner party scene.

And finish our meal with Frosty Orange Jell-O Cups. Jell-O was created in the 1840’s and according to Wikipedia by the 1950’s more intense and “wild” versions of the venerable strawberry, raspberry and cherry were being introduced. Learn more about Jell-O here and here.

Any ideas or tips are gladly appreciated- it’s not easy being themed!


§ 2 Responses to The 1950’s Never Tasted So Good!

  • ozarkhomesteader says:

    Your local library may be a great source. Older libraries, especially at colleges, may have back issues of Better Homes and Gardens and Ladies Home Journal. Voila!: instant 1950s recipe. The library may also have Jane and Michael Stern’s _American Gourmet: Classic Recipes, Deluxe Delights, Flamboyant Favorites, and Swank “Company” Food from the 50s and 60s_. It’s a great cookbook and history of US forays into fancy food, mid twentieth century.

    Good luck with the meal!

  • […] 18, 2009 at 7:42 PM · Filed under Uncategorized I hosted a 1950’s dinner & movie last night and it was my first time seeing White Christmas- which is kind of hilarious! I wanted to […]

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