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Christmas Dinner Menu, 1943

Chicken must have been a bit of a luxury in 1943. This Christmas menu has a recipe for ‘mock roast chicken’ using a leg of lamb, and ‘mock chicken loaf’ using rabbit or veal.  Seems a little strange to us now, when chicken is so cheap and readily available!

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This caramel dessert seems like one I could manage.

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About thewartimewoman

I love history, fashion, art and design, especially of the 1930s to the 1960s. I am also a mother, wife, interior decorator & a treasure hunter who wishes she could drive a 1933 Delage. I studied Architecture at Melbourne university, briefly, and completed a Diploma of Art in Interior Design at the Melbourne College of Decoration in 1991. I have worked on an off as a decorator ever since, in between stints as a florist, balloon artist, having my five children and helping my husband in his law firm. in my spare time I love researching history, blogging and gardening.

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  1. Goodness, what interesting reading – thank you! Many of us here in the States would consider leg of lamb, veal & rabbit quite expensive, and a luxury these days!
    Happy Holidays to you all!
    del

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