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I collect old books, here's what these cookbooks say...

Betty Crocker cookbook, 1961-

Same as traditional Thanksgiving dinner with either roast turkey, chicken or duck.

-bread stuffing

-mashed potatoes

-mashed squash

-carrot and celery curls

-creamed onions

-olives

-hot rolls

Mince pie and plum pudding for desserts.

Good Housekeeping, 1963-

Holiday Feasting

-Baked liver pate and/or shrimp relish

-Roast turkey, mushroom rice stuffing, gravy

-stuffed baked sweet potatoes

-onions parmesan

-cranberry sauce, olives, celery

-cranberry crunch w/ vanilla ice cream or gouda cheese

Or

-honey walnut pumpkin pie

Or

-lemon sherbet with minted pineapple

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Christmas stollen (a sort of coffee cake) is mentioned in both books as a breakfast treat/snack throughout the day.
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@: wigz
Sounds a lot like what we eat today.
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Yeah, mostly. I never heard of the creamed onions/onions parmesan before though. And I think mince pie went out of favor long ago.

OP, I forgot to say that gelatin was pretty popular then too. People would make some crazy ass gelatin molds and 'salads' (Jello with fruits, veggies and all kinds of shit inside)
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@: wigz
Mince pies (fruit mince?) are still popular here for xmas.
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They are a love/hate thing here. They really didn't catch on as much here as they did in other British colonies. We had it as tradition sorta but it didn't take nearly as strong of a hold as the rest of the English world. It really died out by the 90's and even before then it was more tradition than it was actually liked.
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@: wigz
Weird. I'd eat them year round if I wasn't too fucking lazy to learn how to make them.

I guess I'm gonna have to learn for when I move there :(
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Rum soaked fruit cake. They then got drunk and played lawn darts until someone got one stuck in their head.

http://i.imgur.com/NJdxSsx.jpg
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Ouch :/
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OnOmAtOpOeiA
They ate grenades for breakfast, glass for lunch and brussel sprouts for dinner. They had to eat organic like that because they needed the energy to be able to walk 7 miles to school; barefoot.
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This information is inaccurate. No where at all in my historical documents does it say they ate 'grenades' for breakfast. They most commonly ate wood and linen, not raw of course. If you lightly season them and then smoke 'em for three to four days you can receive a lot of nutrients and calories from both.
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beef tenderloin duck a'la orange or a ham with pinapple brown sugar and maraschino cherries
creamed spinach in a bread bowl(really disgusting)
parker house rolls
scalloped potatoes
green beans almandine
brie cheese in pastry (that still gets made)
Julia child's chocolate mousse
ambrosia
cocktails
French food was really in back them
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Hmmm I don't think beef was popular for Christmas back then. A bit later, yes, but not really common in the 60's-70's.
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they ate humans because of the famine. a terrible cow blight struck america and people resorted to cannibalism
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Actually my historical documents show that the Great Cow Famine didn't occur until 1997, you're thinking of the Horse Blight. It was an awful time, the journals and diaries depicting life as a living hell. Thousands of horses coming in daily causing mass migration in North America.
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caviar and cocaine
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That is an incorrect assumption, my historical documents show cocaine to have been invented in 2013 when the government of Somalia wanted to contain it's citizens through non-lethal force. Caviar has been around for a while, my documents show it to range as far back as 1107 when the Spanish conqueror Churchill invaded Rome and had them make him caviar. However caviar hasn't left Rome yet so it is an impossibility for people to eat either of these things you have stated. They most commonly ate Pine Wood and Linen, fresh linen though not the processed stuff.
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No, it's not normal you couldn't work shit out for yourself.
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I couldn't help but notice you don't need that comma after no. Don't worry though my historical documents link this problem of misusing commas to a hereditary disease called parabalism. This disease came around in the 70's when people started eating processed wood instead of the fresh stuff and this caused brain hemorrhages. So your father or grandfather must've ate a lot of processed wood.
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xfg37
They ate Christmas trees.
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@: xfg37
My historical documents suggest otherwise since the Christmas tree wasn't invented until early 2001, the first one was forged in remembrance of the September 11th attacks on the pyramids and Hong Kong. So you're probably thinking of Pine trees which they did eat back then, just not Christmas trees.
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xfg37
You're probably right. All I have as reference is family photo albums of relatives choking on ornaments.
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clevertrevor1
They ate food, just like we do and obviously it would depend on their income as to what they ate!
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tabacco
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Hopefully food.
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KekReptilian
Roast beast.
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Well, I believe that wood was big in the 60's. If you grill it even today it can taste fairly good. However a big drawback is the looks you'll get, however the 60's were a different time.
Another big thing back in the 70's was linen. I could eat it until the cows come home, now however I find myself drawn back by he thought, sometimes even revolted.
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