This post is part of a series on being a hostess with the mostess using Successful Entertaining at Home: A Complete Guide for Informal Entertaining written by Carolyn Coggins and published in 1952 by Prentiss-Hall.
FOOTBALL ON TV: There is a football game on and you want to see it. ~Carolyn Coggins
Miss Coggins tells us that it is perfectly acceptable to offer a Thanksgiving buffet instead of a traditional dinner so that your guests can enjoy watching a football game. I suspect, however, that there weren’t back to back to back football games on television in 1952 like there are now. Anyway, Miss Coggins reminds us that we still need to use our finest china and silver even if the focus is the game.
Here is her menu idea:
Thanksgiving Buffet for 24Valliant Vrai Sauterne Turkey Lucy French Green Peas Orange Rice Spiced Fruit Tray Crisp Hard Rolls Mincemeat Brandy Sauce on Ice Cream or Jellied Wind Mold with Rum Eggnog Sauce Coffee
Okay, truth be told, I’m a bit torn about this idea. Help me out here. What do you think (and why)?
What a brilliant idea! I wouldn’t have to deal with that boorish cousin-once removed!
Football on in the other room before/after dinner is okay but this is Thanksgiving! It’s not like it can’t be DVRed during the meal!