Friday, October 26, 2018

Vintage 1950s Holiday Food-Chex Party Mix

1950s Holiday Recipes
Chex Party Mix
          A snack hit of the 1955 holiday season was Chex Party Mix, a combination of Wheat ChexRice Chex, and Corn Chex, nuts, pretzels and a dressing of melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, and onion and garlic powders. The treat remains a popular holiday snack.

Original 1950's Chex Party Mix


1/2 cup butter
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/4 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
3 cups Wheat Chex Cereal
2 cups Rice Chex Cereal
1 1/2 cup peanuts
1 1/2 cup small pretzel rods (sticks)

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Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Melt butter in a shallow pan. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt and garlic salt. Add cereal, nuts, and pretzels. Mix until all pieces are coated. Place on a shallow baking pan with sides. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

Today you can melt the butter in the microwave, stir in the spices, and then pour evenly over the cereal, nuts, and pretzels in a huge bowl. Still cook it in the oven for the best authentic flavor!!

Monday, October 15, 2018

vintage 1950s Men's Fashion

Vintage 1950s Men's Fashion


          Thanks to improvements in heating and cooling in public spaces, homes, and cars as well as more and more men driving instead of walking to work, the need for heavy overcoats disappeared.  Outerwear was now another fashion accessory, something with personality, style, and design all on its own. They also became lighter with thinner or no lining needed to stay warm for the short distances to and from the car.

          For business attire, a knee-length overcoat, top-coat or raincoat provided all the protection a man needed. Following the major fashion trends of the 1950s, men’s overcoats were also textured or had big patterns. These bolder looking coats added the missing personality from the conservative grey flannel suit look. They had high military collars, straight hanging lines, slash pockets, and notched lapels. In the early years, the raglan sleeve coat helped emphasize the natural sloped shoulder and reduced bulk up top.

          Other coat styles could be worn with suits as well. For men traveling by motorcycle or topless sports cars, a leather or suede bomber jacket was the best for wind protection.