Step back in time with this authentic 1940s Fall Recipes Meal Plan. Immerse yourself in a flavorful journey through a bygone era, relishing classic dishes that evoke the nostalgia and essence of autumn in the 1940s.
One of my favorite things to read in vintage homemaking magazines is the meal plans. They are always such an interesting look at the past.
While just like today these vintage meal plans are the idealic type plan and not what every family actually ate, it is still a look at what foods were popular at the time.
I love sharing these vintage meal plans with you as well so that you can also get this look into the past. When possible I will link to recipes that are similar to what is in the meal plan. I’m also always adding new vintage recipes to the site for you to try.
A great way to use these meal planning ideas is by using my retro meal planner so you can stay organized and make meal planning a lot easier!
Fall Recipes Meal Plan from 1940
Each of these days recipes were divided into bread, main dish, vegetable, side dish, and dessert. While some would have had all parts of these meals not every family had these many dishes every meal time.
- Bran Muffins
- Stuffed Breast of Veal
- Paprika Potatoes, Spinach
- Lettuce Bowl, Sweet Pickles
- Lemon Chiffon Pie, Coffee and Milk
- Poppy Seed Twists
- Braised Tenderloin Tips with Vegetables
- Steamed Rice, Onions, Carrots
- Lettuce with Mayo, Tomato Preserves
- Fruit Ambrosia, Macaroons, Coffee, Cocoa
- Coffee Swirl
- Scalloped Oysters
- Celery Curls, Raw Carrot Sticks
- Spiced White Grape Salad
- Coffee, Milk, Coffee Swirl
- Marmalade Muffins or Nut Bread
- Cold Sliced Ham or Chicken
- Scalloped Corn
- Cranberry Salad, Fruit Dressing
- Cheese and Crackers, Stuffed Prunes
- Corn-Bread Ears and Bread Sticks
- Baked Pork Chops
- Buttered Broccoli, Baked Squash
- Warm Apple Sauce, Celery
- Peach Butterscotch Tapioca, Coffee
- Gingerbread Muffins
- Pan-Fried Ham, Milk Gravy
- Diced Beets, Snowflake Potatoes
- Fresh Garden Relish
- Apricots, Jam Marguerites, Coffee, Tea
If you have tried any of these dishes and have a favorite recipe be sure to share it in the comments or email me and share. I love to hear about vintage recipes, especially family favorites.