First Monday Menu: Dressed Up Meat

This set of menus is from the May 1943 issue of The American Home. The folks at The American Home realized that meal planning was even more stressful than ever due to meat rationing and shortages that were changing the way women cooked for their families. These menus were to help “dress up” meat dishes to make them more exciting and/or appealing. Scroll down to the bottom for a sample recipe from this week.

I like how the menu shows the meat order for each day, and that the week includes a dinner option for entertaining guests. Each recipe also included prep time, something that was valuable to a busy 1940s woman.

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