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1952 So Much for Breakfast

So much food. So little time.

Mid Century big breakfast menu from the Sept 1952 issue of McCalls Magazine

The size and complexity of this mid-century breakfast makes me laugh. Imagine waking up to this kind of feast every morning. Or–imagine being the one who has to prepare it.

If you want to get the family off to a good start every day there’s no better way that we know of than a big and perfect breakfast.

This menu recommended in the September 1952 edition of McCalls magazine does have some good ideas. The recipes shown below are enough to make any modern day food blogger swoon.


The article suggests making oatmeal with apple, pineapple, or apricot juice.

How to make oatmeal made with fruit juice - from McCalls Magazine September 1952
How to make oatmeal made with fruit juice – from McCalls Magazine September 1952

This recipe for baked eggs inside tomatoes is quite interesting and worth a try.

Baked eggs in tomatoes recipe - from McCalls Magazine September 1952
Baked eggs in tomatoes recipe – from McCalls Magazine September 1952

This simple coffee cake would make an excellent after school snack.

Recipe for Featherweight Breakfast Cake - from McCalls Magazine September 1952.
Recipe for Featherweight Breakfast Cake – from McCalls Magazine September 1952.

Here’s another big breakfast post from midcenturypage.com.

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