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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Kay Middleton's WW II Holiday Tips and Recipes ! UPDATED


This holiday season I am sharing some holiday entertaining tips and recipes from Katharine 'Kay' Middleton. From 1935 - 1948 Middleton was the Winnipeg Tribune's Home Economics Editor, writing 4,000 "A Page for Winnipeg Homes" columns. She was also featured in the Free Press and had a CKJS radio show. For my biography of Middleton.

Remember, this was World War II so some recipes involved the reduction or substitution of items that were being rationed or no longer available on the shelves !

Click the column to go to a Flickr page where you should be able to see a large version. A link to the original source (most are from the Winnipeg Tribune archives at manitobia.ca) is also included !


Batch 6 (final !): Uploaded December 26, 2011:

These Appetizing Dishes Solve Problem of Leftover Turkey
These Appetizing Dishes Solve Problem of Leftover Turkey
by Kay Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 26, 1941


Savory Snacks and Tid-Bits Tasty for Informal Party
Savory Snacks and Tid-Bits Tasty for Informal Party
By Kay Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 23, 1944
These Snack Menue Feature Interesting Fruit Punches
These Snack Menus Feature Interesting Fruit Punches
by Kay Middleton
The Winnipeg Evening Tribune, August 7, 1944


Recipe for Ice Box Cookies Is Aid To Busy Housewife
Recipe for Ice Box Cookies Is Aid To Busy Housewife
by Kay Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 4, 1940

Batch 5: Uploaded December 24, 2011:
Dressing for Roast Turkey Should be Savoury and Moist
Dressing for Roast Turkey Should be Savoury and Moist
by Katharine Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 19, 1941


Try This Delicious Bread for Holiday Entertaining
Try This Delicious Bread for Holiday Entertaining
by Kay Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 6, 1945


Buffet Service Popular and Simple Arrangement
Buffet Service a Popular and Simple Arrangement
by Kay Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 27, 1941

Trimmings for Turkey and Directions for Carving
Trimmings for Turkey Dinner and Directions for Carving
by Kay Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 22, 1939

Suitable Christmas Dishes for Children, Invalids Are Simple and Attractive
Suitable Christmas Dishes for Children, Invalids Are Simple and Attractive
by Kay Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 18, 1940.

Batch 4: Uploaded December 21, 2011

Delicious Carrot Pudding Economical for Christmas
Delicious Carrot Pudding Economical for Christmas
By Kay Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, November 17, 1942

Spiced Beef is Favourite Meat Dish For Christmas
Spiced Beef is Favourite Meat Dish for Christmas
by Kay Middleton
December 13, 1945, Winnipeg Tribune

Braided Biscuits
These Braided Biscuits Delicious With Salads or Casseroles
By Kay Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, May 10, 1944

Colourful Christmas Cookies Made From Basic Recipes
Colourful Christmas Cookies Made From Basic Recipes
by Kay Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 20, 1939

Batch 3: Uploaded Dec. 19, 2011

Recipes for Party Punches and Candy Cane Ice Cream
Recipes for Party Punches and Candy Cane Ice Cream
by Katharine Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 30, 1940

Recipes for Mincemeats Required for Holiday Pies (incl meatless)Middleton
Recipes for Mincemeats Required for Holiday Pies (incl. meatless)
by Kay Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 14, 1942.

These Tomato Aspic Salads Appropriate for Christmas
These Tomato Aspic Salads Appropriate for Christmas

by Kay Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 8, 1945

Batch 2: Uploaded Dec. 18, 2011


Gift of serivice to others ...
Gift of Service to Others Reflects Christmas Spirit
by Katharine Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 24, 1941

Victory Fruit Cake Recipe Is Requested By Readers
Victory Fruit Cake Recipe Is Requested By Readers
by Katharine Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, October 18, 1943

Light, White Fruit is Popular for Christmas Cake Winnipeg Evening Tribune -- December 11, 1945
Light, White Fruit Cake is Popular for Christmas
by Katharine Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 11, 1945

Three Gingerbread RecipesWinnipeg Evening Tribune -- May 2, 1944
Three Gingerbread Recipes
by Kay Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, May 2, 1944

Batch 1: Uploaded Dec. 17, 2011


Plan a Work Timetable Guide for Holiday Dinner Affairs Christmas Timetable
Plan a Work Timetable Guide for Holiday Dinner Affairs
by Katharine Middleton
Winnipeg Free Press, December 22, 1942


Fancy Christmas Cookies Can be Used as Decoration (incl bacon dripping !)
Fancy Christmas Cookies Can be Used as Decoration
(*note: bacon drippings as ingredient !)
By Katharine Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 8, 1944


These Two Steamed Puddings Are Suitable for Christmas
These Steamed Puddings Are Suitable For Christmas
by Katharine Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 5, 1942


Cranberries, Raw or Cooked, Make Fine Relish For Poultry
Cranberries, Raw or Cooked, Make Fine Relish For Poultry
by Katharine Middleton
Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 19, 1944 (source)

2 comments:

Val said...

these are fabulous - thank you for sharing! I have a large, colour, Winnipeg Tribune advertisement for her column that I've framed for my kitchen. She was ahead of her time in so many ways, and yet, we could use refreshers on her lessons again today.

mrchristian said...

Thanks ! Reading back through her stuff, including the non-holiday related ones, she was an advocate for slow cooking, a 100 mile diet, proper budgeting etc. Things they make entire TV series out of today were things she was reminding us to do in 1942 !