Sunday, December 18, 2016

When cigarettes were food 1943

Christmas Menu From Chico Air Field 18 Dec 1943

Stuffed hearts of celery, ripe olives, pickles, shrimp salad, chicken soup, noodles, oyster crackers, roast young Tom turkey, cranberry sauce, buttered peas, snowflake potatoes, apple pie, coffee, assorted fruits, and cigarettes.


Note: Let me also mention something about snowflake Potatoes


In looking at menus from the 1930 and 1940 one of the consistent forms of potatoes served at a dinner were snowflake potatoes.  Now Snowflakes potatoes are not just white potatoes they are a form of mashed potatoes with sour cream and cream cheese added to them. According to the website What's on the menu.  http://menus.nypl.org/dishes/266169   snowflakes potatoes were on restaurant menus from 1928 to 1954.  So for some reason about the time common sense went out the door so did Snowflake potatoes.

2 comments:

Paul Grubb said...

As yes, nothing like a tasty bowl of LUCKY's for dessert!

Ray Wisniewski said...

We had something like that in VietNam, Marlboro was my brand LOL