I've had quite a week. We had four days of snow at the beginning of the week. I believe we ended up with close to 18 inches. THEN, my son got sick mid-week and I've been the on-duty nurse/doctor/laundress. Winter has just gotten here and I'm already a bit tired of it!
For a nice break, I thought I'd see what my vintage cookbooks suggested for Christmas ideas and came across this one from 1967:
(Ignore the tear. ) Take a look at that "mod" house those folks are heading into. Doesn't it look warm and inviting? Pretend that there is snow on the ground in front of the house and imagine that the party-goers are dressed up for a Christmas repast.
First, the decorations. (Click on the page below to enlarge.) There are suggestions for trimming the tree (be it green, blue, red, or pink!). There's also some lovely edible and non-edible wreath ideas. The centerpiece looks easy. And it, too, is edible. My favorite, though, is the Jingle Bells Bread Basket. That might just make an appearance at my house!
Get out of town! A cake that looks like a yule log! Is that too cool, or what? I especially like the "knothole" with the log innards showing through. The frosting is called "French Silk." Works for me!