Friday, October 4, 2013

Food Friday: Luncheon

Who doesn't like a luncheon? Typically a community cookbook has individual recipes and sometimes a few menu plans. But in the case of the Maturango Museum Luncheons Cook Book (Ridgecrest, California 1981), it's all about the luncheon.

The first pages of the cookbook include a history of the luncheons that ran for two years in the early 1970s. Luncheons were a fundraising effort for a building fund for the museum. I would think that any fundraising from the subsequent cookbook was a success since my copy is the fifth printing done in 1981.

This cookbook doesn't include names with each recipe, but we do get some names in the acknowledgements that probably represent many of those who submitted recipes.

Each page or two is a different luncheon menu with the date included. For Food Friday I'm including the complete menu for May 19, 1975 which includes some of my favorite foods, Chicken Salad and Deviled Eggs.