Entertaining With Coca Cola: WAKE UP MOM
Are you having trouble waking up? Well I imagine in the early 1950's, you would be wide awake. It seems that Coca Cola was always on the menu!
I just read through a booklet called "Easy Hospitality: Home Entertaining On A Budget Basis", (1951) distributed by the fine folks of The Coca Cola Company who wanted all of us drinking Coke all the time.
This booklet is a hoot. Here are some of the names of possible party theme ideas and recipes. Of course with each recipe and meal suggestion, guess what...Cocoa Cola is on the list.
Entertaining Ideas 1951: Serve Coca Cola
Below is a list of titles for recipe suggestions and party ideas. Courtesy of "easy Hospitality: Home Entertaining On A Budget Basis"
"Saw Your Lights On"
"Picnic When Mother Has Had A Hard Day"
"After A Committee Meeting"
"Husband Gone To Rotary"
"Winter is Over"
"Hot Night Special"
"After a Square Dance"
"The Sewing Circle"
"One More Fry"
"Addressing Christmas cards"
"After A Game of Bridge"
"A Gang At The Door"
Here is an example for Mother's Day from the booklet: "Easy Hospitality" (1951)
Picnic When Mother Has Had A Hard Day
"Entirely Done By The Men Of The Family"
Chicken and Sliced Tongue With Pickled Onions
Garlic French Bread
Vanilla Ice Cream
Black Cherry sauce
and of course
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