Look what I found.
|Better Homes And Gardens Cookbook - 1959|
This is my original 1959 Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cookbook. I think it is safe to say that at least half the presenters on the current BH&G were not even born when this baby came out. (I was definitely not around...) So - in the interest of research and providing some tips on Easter entertaining, I flicked through this little gem until I came to the Easter section.
|Easter - Not A Dish Ungarnished.|
According to this the essential ingredients are a pretty ham and a springy salad. That's if you want an Easter luncheon of course. If you wanted to get more of a brunchy feel then this was the suggestion.
|Table Setting For An Easter Brunch|
I quite liked the brunch setting. It was classic with just a hint of an edge which is one of my favourite decorating styles.
Obviously I could not restrict myself to just the Easter section. I had a speed read of the beverage section and although this has a Christmas theme I think it should get a guernsey. Swap the holly for little bunnies and it would become very seasonal and appropriate for Easter.
There was also this excellent advice for making your guests feel at home. Particularly when it comes to serving coffee.
|Help Your Guests Relax|
And last but not least I loved this illustration. Dress code for guests includes a fur wrap for the ladies and an over-the-shoulder Esky for the gentlemen.
|Please Dress Accordingly. Electric Frypan Optional.|
What can I say? Go forth and create some 1959 Better Homes & Gareden magic this Easter.
I hope everyone has a lovely Easter with family and friends.
Take care of yourselves.