Next week, we lose the Marvel limited run series Agent Carter for an entire year! So let’s see her out in style with a true 1940s-themed party, like one post-war Peggy might have attended herself. We’re going to fudge the timeline a little bit, because 1950s food, frankly, is not that appealing. You don’t want to eat aspic, do you?
- Rationing was in full force around the time Captain America takes place, and some authentic 40s food does the trick nicely.
- Additionally, cheese and butter were rationed, so this is the perfect menu to give your body a break from all of those Valentine’s Day treats. (Don’t worry, delightfully unhealthy food will be back next Friday)
- Bread is the staff of life, and its lack of rationed ingredients make it a great choice for your pre-meal fare.
- Victory gardens were very popular, so this would be the time for your veggie tray.
- I won’t tell if the ranch dressing isn’t authentic, but peanut butter is probably more period-appropriate.
- Hamburgers, Meat Loaf, and meatballs were popular in the 1940s, when beef was much less expensive than chicken.
- Hot dogs were similarly popular, even though they were at that point called frankfurters. This also creates a nice underlying theme of Americana, proving Steve is (at that time) gone, but certainly not forgotten
- Go ahead and bake a cake from a box. Convenience food was just being introduced owing to the rationing of sugar, butter, and eggs. If someone gives you any guff, tell them you’re being authentic.
- Frost it red, white, and blue, and serve with ice cream for Peggy’s frozen boyfriend.
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- The above quote was super interesting. The links are from me.
- Bowls of M&Ms and Tootsie Rolls can be placed strategically around the room for pre-meal snacking, since both were introduced as a way to heat proof chocolate for Allied soliders!
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