December Menus

A Week’s Guide Using Seasonal Food in Thrifty Balanced Menus

Monday

Breakfast

Grapefruit Halves
Griddle Cakes
Syrup
Coffee for Adults Milk for Children

Luncheon

Bacon Omelet
Tomato Sauce
Bread and Butter
Canned Fruit Salad
Dressing for Salad

Chocolate Wheat Pudding
Tea for Adults Milk for Children

Dinner

Diced Meat Roast
Mashed Potatoes
Buttered Rutabaga
Tossed Vegetable Salad
Bread and Butter
Apricot Bavarian
Coffee for Adults Milk for Children

For flavor and color dried apricots are superior to canned.

Tuesday

Breakfast

Stewed Dried Apricots
Cooked Cracked Wheat Cereal
Toast with butter, Jelly
Coffee for Adults Milk for Children

Luncheon

Beef and Noodle Soup
Crisp Crackers
Lettuce, 1000 Island Dressing
Dutch Apple Cake with Lemon Sauce
Tea for Adults Milk for Children

Dinner

Beef Stew and Dumplings
Orange Waldorf Salad
Bread and Butter
Floating Island
Coffee for Adults Milk for Children

Wednesday

Breakfast

Freshly Sliced Oranges
Poached Eggs on Toast
Coffee for Adults Milk for Children

Luncheon

Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
Toast and Butter
Celery
Sugar Cookies for Children
Fruit cup
Holiday Fruit Cake for Adults
Tea for Adults Milk for Children

Dinner

Braised Pork Chops
Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Buttered Carrots
Cole Slaw
Whole Wheat Bread and Butter
Escalloped Apples
Coffee for Adults Milk for Children

Thursday

Breakfast

Dates in Cooked Wheat Cereal with milk
Toast with butter, Jelly
Coffee for Adults Milk for Children

Luncheon

Cream of Tomato Soup
Melba Toast with Butter
Sweet Potato Salad
Canned Peaches
Tea for Adults Milk for Children

Dinner

Creamed Shrimp
Boiled Rice
Buttered Spinach
Whole Wheat Bread and Butter
Prune and Orange Jelly
Coffee for Adults Milk for Children

Friday

Breakfast

Freshly Sectioned Grapefruit
Pan-fried Mush
Bacon
Honey and butter
Coffee for Adults Milk for Children

Luncheon

Carrot Souffle
Watermelon Pickles
Whole Wheat Bread and Butter
Pears
Inexpensive Fruit Cake
Tea for Adults Milk for Children

Dinner

Spanish Sausage
Riced Potatoes
Pan-fried Onions
Bread and Butter
Shredded Lettuce with Mayonnaise
Apple Cobbler
Coffee for Adults Milk for Children

Saturday

Breakfast

Dried Fruit Compote
Prepared Cereal with Milk
Toast with Butter, Jam
Coffee for Adults Cocoa for Children

Luncheon

Green Beans with Cheese Sauce
Bread and Butter
Orange Cocoanut Salad
Sugar Cookies
Tea for Adults Milk for Children

Dinner

Braised Spareribs
Sauerkraut with Apples
Parsley Buttered Potatoes
Bread and Butter
Lemon Pineapple Fluff
Coffee for Adults Milk for Children

Sunday

Breakfast

Baked Apple
Broiled Sausage Patties
Toast with Butter and Jelly
Coffee for Adults Cocoa for Children

Dinner

Roast Chicken
Dressing
Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Creamed Brussels Sprouts
Whole Wheat Bread and Butter
Tomato Aspic Salad
Steamed Fruit Pudding with Lemon Sauce
Coffee for Adults Milk for Children

Supper

Egg Salad Sandwiches
Dill Pickles
Pears
Cocoa For All

Comments

  1. Carrot Souffle! How wonderful does that sound, and how much more wonderful would it be if you were to share the recipe? I used to buy Stouffers Frozen Corn Souffles. Either they quit making them or my local grocers quit carrying them. I’d love to have a good veggie souffle recipe that I could adapt for whtever vegetables I have on hand.

  2. What’s up with all those veggies with cheese sauce for ”luncheon”?
    And all those dried stewed fruits? Yak!

  3. Ah Liz- I think they must just be an appealing winter food in days of yesteryear. Ok, so I am a sucker for cheese sauce even now.

    Think how odd it must look to someone from the past to see all nature of “buffalo chicken” sandwiches, turkey sandwiches and ranch dressing on salads in today’s lunches.

  4. Skeeter-do you want a corn souffle recipe with cheese or without? Seems like our grocer still carries frozen corn souffle but maybe only the stouffers spinach. Might just because it is the south and these are so very southern in nature.

  5. I always bought the plain Stouffers Corn Souffle & added swiss or another sharp, aged cheese, but with or without is grand. Do you have that recipe, too? I’ve already figured I could adapt the carrot recipe pretty easily.

    Yeah, I figured it might have been a marketing decision, because it’s not something that would have a lot of local appeal. I’m glad to know that Stouffers didn’t deep six it. A worthy dish!

  6. Watch for it. I will enter it in soon.

  7. Sorry, I really like creamed veggies, but just maybe not green beans. I find creamed foods very comforting.

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