it's okay to play with your food

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Happy Homemaker

I really love throwing theme parties... whether it be Halloween, the state of Ohio, the state of Texas, or my own recent foray into domesticity, I love a good party with fun food potential.

So this week is my housewarming party, co-hosted by my two housemates. They are responsible for the beverage portion of the evening; I am taking control of the food. In honor of the new house, I am building a menu around popular foods of the fifties/sixties, a time associated with the savvy American homemaker. The menu shall include:

Cola Cake
Apple Cake
Spinach Dip
Ranch Dip
Lil' Smokey Cheeseball
Lil' Sweetie Cheeseball (I'm making this up. Wish me luck!)
Pigs in a Blanket
Deviled Eggs

Any suggestions? Recipes and photos forthcoming.

In the meantime, check out this video from, 1958. It's awash in the hues, sounds and modern conveniences of the fifties!