Menu - Thanksgiving Day

"So gladly we welcome the happy day, That comes when the summer is o'er,

When the scattered friends we love so well, Round the home hearth meet once more!'

A peanut doll dressed in blue and white crepe paper in Puritan costume, holding a few heads of wheat, makes an appropriate and dainty Thanksgiving favor.

Decorate the table with autumn leaves. Corn, husked and tied together, is most effective, suspended here and there from the walls and between the doors. As Thanksgiving is the one day of the year when all America gives praise for prosperity and freedom, an unusually well-filled board is not only in good taste, but is expected.

To make a unique Thanksgiving dessert, cut a small pumpkin across the top. Carefully scoop out the inside. Place on a dish and fill with Floating Island; replace the pumpkin top. Garnish the platter with generous sprigs of autumn leaves, and on these lay a variety of sliced cakes.

Menu

"Let us eat and be merry." - Luke 15: 23

Breakfast

Grapes

Oatmeal

Country Sausages

Scrambled Eggs

Browned Potatoes

Entire Wheat Griddle Cakes

Maple Syrup

Coffee

Dinner

Oysters on Half Shell

Mutton Broth Celery

Turkey, stuffed with oysters

Cranberry Sauce

Mashed Potatoes Baked Squash

Boiled Onions, with cream sauce

Peach Pickles

Waldorf Salad Cheese Wafers

Mince Pie Pudding, Puritan style

Nuts Fruit Coffee

Supper

Cold Roast Turkey

Tea Biscuits

Cottage Cheese

Sweet Tomato Pickles

Thanksgiving Cake Fruit Glace Tea

As this is a day of general rejoicing, see that the poor are not forgotten. Don't forget the adage, "Love thy neighbor as thyself."

Supper IdealCookbook 15Delights For The Old And Young. Directions for the above are all contained within this book.

Delights For The Old And Young. Directions for the above are all contained within this book.

Table Set For A Formal Luncheon. One of the latest forms for New York's 400.

Table Set For A Formal Luncheon. One of the latest forms for New York's "400.'

Table Set For Wedding. Reproduction from original photograph.

Table Set For Wedding. Reproduction from original photograph.

The guests to be seated around the room and refreshments passed. In this way half a hundred can be accommodated with no great inconvenience.

Menu - Christmas

His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. - Isaiah ix, 6.

Decorate the table with holly and mistletoe.

Yes, Christmas day has come at last

And I am glad 'tis here, For, don't you think, for this one day,

I've waited just a year. I'm sure it should have come before,

As sure as I'm alive; Fifty-two Sundays make a year,

And I've counted seventy-five. There's one thing makes me very glad,

As glad as I can be; The years grow short as we grow old,

And that will just suit me. I wish 'twas Christmas every month -

That's long enough to wait -

Breakfast

Oranges

Germia

Broiled Salt Mackerel

Chipped Beef on Toast

Baked Potatoes

Griddle Cakes Muffins

Coffee

Dinner

Oysters on Half Shell

Cream Chicken Soup

Boiled Whitefish, sauce Maitre d'Hotel

Roast Goose, apple sauce

Boiled Potatoes Mashed Turnips

Sweet Potatoes

Christmas Plum Pudding

Lemon Ice Squash Pie

Quince Jelly Delicate Cake

Salted Almonds Fruit

Coffee

Supper

Cold Roast Goose Oyster Patties

Cold Slaw

Charlotte Russe

Popovers

Currant Jelly

Christmas Or Bride Cake. (Directions for Making, see Page 241).

Christmas Or Bride Cake. (Directions for Making, see Page 241).

Geranium Or Birthday Cake (Directions for Making, see Page 234.) (Directions for Decorating, see Page 232).

Geranium Or Birthday Cake (Directions for Making, see Page 234.) (Directions for Decorating, see Page 232).

St Valentine's Day

Red heart-shaped place cards with a lovers knot of true blue at the top are suggestive and gay.

Menu. Orangeade

"A cooling drink for lovers young and old."

Consomme St. Valentine Celery

Roast Goose, apple sauce

Escalloped Tomatoes

Onions in cream

Orange Fritters

Blanc Mange, with Cupid sauce

Valentine Cakes.

Nuts - Raisins Heart-Shaped Confectionery

Coffee

Menu Orangeade IdealCookbook 19

(All these recipes and many more suitable for similar occasions are to be found in this book).

Menu - Washington's Birthday

"Statesmen, yet friend to truth! of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honor clear! Who broke no promise, serv'd no private end, Who gained no title and who lost no friend. Ennobled by himself, by all approved."

Menu Washington s Birthday IdealCookbook 20

FORTUNATE is the housekeeper who has old-fashioned blue and white china and twice fortunate is she who has heirlooms of silver, pewter and glass. Make the decorations festive and holiday-like. Red and white carnations in a blue bowl, make a pretty centerpiece to the table, or, prettier still, is red, white and blue crinkled paper, neatly wound around a jar of green with an artistic bow at the side. If one has a Jerusalem cherry tree so much the better.

Narrow red, white and blue ribbons can be tied in the corners of the place cards. She that is artistically inclined can trace thereon a little hatchet and underneath the words: "I cannot tell a lie," or, "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen,"or if one is quite clever, indeed, she can trace tiny medallions of Washington on each one.

Breakfast

Apples

Corn Mush and Cream

Maryland Fried Chicken

Graham Gems

Coffee

Dinner

Creamed Corn Soup

Maryland Baked Ham

Scalloped Potatoes Beets

Currant Jelly

Red Cabbage Salad

Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Washington Cake

Candied Cherries Coffee

Luncheon

Fried Oysters Baked Potatoes Tomato Catsup.

Brown Bread and Butter.

Mince Pie.

Tea.

Historians tell us that baked ham was the favorite dish of General Washington, and that whenever possible it was prepared for him in camp. These recipes and many more suitable for Washington's birthday are found in this book.