Food is almost as important a consideration as crafts when it comes to the winter holidays. Current's Miriam B. Loo's Holiday Cookbook (1979) is a treasured collection of warm and joyous foodstuffs that will delight your friends and family.
Front cover - This gingerbread house (with Pippi Longstocking hanging out the turret!) is about to have a guest.
Meet Miriam B. Loo, who was a holiday in and of herself. She was also a big fan of the fruit ornaments featured in the December 1965 issue of Family Circle!
There's something very disconcerting about this scene featuring a drab peasant woman standing over a herd of Turkey Velouté. Maybe it's the way they seem to be leaning expectantly towards her.
This intergalactic visitor is what passed for a vegetable in the 1970s! Miriam claims it's a Spinach and Onion Mold, but does that make it right?
'Salads,' this page insists.
This Red and Green Aspic Mold, 'so pretty for a holiday buffet,' is eerily reminiscent of a favorite family game, Cat's Eye.
What says 'happy holidays to you and yours' like a wreath made out of the husks of podpeople? Oh, and breads aplenty.