Old Fashioned Lunch Ideas from 1921


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Here are several old fashioned lunch ideas from a 1921 Woman's World magazine, brought to you by http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com.

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Old Fashioned Lunch Ideas from 1921

  1. 1. Old Fashioned Lunch Ideas from 1921 Adapted from Womans World Magazine, 1921 Brought to you by http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.comOriginal Editors Note: "Sandwiches of home baked nut and fruit breads -home made cookies, cup cakes, and muffin surprises - with what youthful glee iseach new thing in the dainty mother-packed lunch box pounced upon anddevoured! Not only children but grown-ups too like these unusual sandwiches -appropriate for parties, picnics, long journey lunches, or light Sunday nightsandwich suppers."These are suggestions and recipes from a Womans World magazine publishedin 1921. Just remember to keep the cold ingredients in a lunch container thathas an ice pack or other way to keep them cold. 1
  2. 2. Getting the Right Combination1. Date bread sandwiches spread with butter or cream cheese, peanutcookies, orange.2. Peanut butter bread sandwiches spread with butter, orange cup cake,apple.3. Biscuit sandwiches with chopped chicken, banana, two or three pieces offudge.4. Biscuit sandwiches with crisp lettuce, cup custard, filled cookies.Things That Children Love to SeeA Muffin Surprise - Put a tablespoon of muffin batter into a tin. Place astoned date, a piece of pineapple, a stewed apricot, or a bit of red jelly incenter. Cover with another tablespoon of batter and bake. What a surprisewhen the plain muffin is opened!Cookie Delights - Place one cookie atop another with an inbetween stuffing ofmarshmallow, ground raisins, nut butter, jam, or best of all, ground figs. 2
  3. 3. New Biscuit IdeasFor Sandwiches - Instead of ordinary bread, nice crispy biscuits makedelightful variations. They are delicious with almost any filling, and withgrated maple or brown sugar are wholesome and especially popular withchildren.Cinnamon Buns - Spread the thinly rolled biscuit dough with butter, sprinklewith cinnamon and brown sugar, roll like jelly roll, and cut in one and one-halfinch slices and bake.Filled Biscuits - Roll biscuit dough thin, cut, butter, spread with groundraisins, put another biscuit on top, press edges together, and bake.Tart - Roll dough thin, cut hole in center of one biscuit, place on top of anotherbuttered biscuit, press together. Fill each with stewed cranberries or otherfruit and bake into a lovely lunch tart. 3
  4. 4. Recipes from the Royal Baking Powder CompanyBiscuit Sandwiches2 cups flour4 teaspoons baking powder2 tablespoons shortening1/2 teaspoon salt3/4 cup milkSift together flour, baking powder, salt; add shortening; rub it in very lightly;add liquid slowly; roll on floured board to about 1/2 inch thick (handle aslittle as possible). Cut out biscuits. Bake in quick oven 15 to 20 minutes.When cold, split, butter, and fill as desired.Peanut Cookies1 cup flour1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons baking powder2 tablespoons shortening1 cup chopped peanuts1/2 cup sugar1/4 cup milk1 egg 4
  5. 5. 1 teaspoon lemon juiceSift dry ingredients together. Add melted shortening to beaten egg. Add milkand lemon juice, and mix well with the dry ingredients to make soft dough.Add peanuts; mix well and drop with teaspoon on greased pan. Bake inmoderate oven about 20 minutes. This recipe makes about four dozen smallcookies and requires 1 quart peanuts.Whole Wheat Fruit Bread2 cups whole wheat flour1 teaspoon salt3 teaspoons baking powder1/2 cup molasses1 pound dates or other fruit2 cups white flour1/4 cup sugar1/4 teaspoon soda2 cups milkSift together white flour, sugar, salt and baking powder; add to whole wheatflour. Add fruit, chopped fine. Add milk. Add molasses and soda beaten tillfoamy. Bake in one large or two small greased loaf pans, in slow oven about 1hour. For tea or reception sandwiches, add 1 cup chopped nuts to aboverecipes. 5
  6. 6. Scotch Fingers2 cups rolled oats3 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter1/4 cup sugar1/4 cup molasses1/4 cup milkGrind in the food chopper rolled oats, mix with salt, baking powder, and sugar.Stir in milk, molasses and butter. Mix well. Roll out in a very thin sheet, andcut into narrow oblongs. Flour board with ground rolled oats. Bake 20minutes in moderate oven. 6