1955 A Mighty Breakfast

As a fan of the 1950’s, I watched the movie Pleasantville with delight. My favorite scene  made fun of the over-the-top breakfasts prepared by the enthusiastic mom from the 1950’s. It showed a breakfast with an abundance of toast and cereal and eggs and sausage and bacon and hash browns and fruit and juice. I had assumed that this representation of a mid-century breakfast was exaggerated until I found an article from the September 1955 Family Circle titled “Take the monotony out of Breakfast”.  It provided 4 different breakfast menus sure to please the fam.   Hope you’re hungry . . .

 

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The “Hot from the oven” menu

Mixed stewed fruits, shirred eggs with sliced pork roll, quick cinnamon rolls, butter, tea with lemon.

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The “Sun’s up” menu

Baked apple with cream, golden french bread toast, marmalade, syrup, heat-and-eat sausages, milk.

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The “Bright Opener” menu

Chilled cranberry juice, double cereal bowl, milk, scrambled eggs with scrapple and tomato rings, toast, coffee.

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The “Junior Special” menu

Whole wheat cereal with sliced bananas and milk, soft cooked egg, bacon strips, raisin toast sticks, cocoa, orange finger wedges.

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“Make that first meal of the day important, serve something you haven’t had for some time, give an old favorite a new twist. Families like leisurely weekend breakfasts together. Why not make it every day?”

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