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Home Economics 103: Hosting a Retro Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

http://www.lovelylivinguniversity.com/group/home-economics-103

 

November 2018

 

Instructor: Carrie Campbell

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Home Economics 103 Syllabus in Word.doc

Week One (November 1-7): Old-Fashioned Thanksgivings Real and Imagined

 

Homework:

 

Participate in at least two forum discussions this week.

 

Readings:

 

The Birth of Thanksgiving

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/28/the-birth-of-thanskgiving/

 

Classic Thanksgiving Magazine Covers

http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/animals/chickens-poultry/classic-thanksgiving-covers/

 

Forgotten New England: Thanksgiving Dinner

http://forgottennewengland.com/tag/thanksgiving-dinner/

 

The Meaning of Thanksgiving, as Told Through Cold War Propaganda

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/11/the-meaning-of-thanksgiving-as-told-through-cold-war-propaganda/383221/

 

An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving, by Louisa May Alcott, 1882

https://archive.org/details/auntjosscrapbago00alco

https://archive.org/details/auntjosscrapbag06alco

 

The Peculiar Parade of Thanksgiving Traditions

http://www.npr.org/sections/npr-history-dept/2015/11/25/456357684/the-peculiar-parade-of-thanksgiving-traditions

 

The Planning and Preparing of Thanksgiving Dinner in the Gilded Age

http://www.edwardianpromenade.com/food/the-planning-and-preparing-of-thanksgiving-dinner-in-gilded-age-america/

 

Thanksgiving Suggestions from Entertainments for Every Month, 1916

https://archive.org/stream/entertainmentsfo00chic#page/134/mode/2up

 

Thanksgiving Trivia: The History of the Holiday

http://www.thanksgiving.com/fun/fun-facts/thanksgiving-trivia-the-history-of-the-holiday/

 

Vintage Thanksgiving Advertising in the Days of Old

http://historymaniacmegan.com/2014/11/09/vintage-thanksgiving-advertising-in-the-days-of-old/

 

Vintage Tips for a ‘Perfect’ Thanksgiving Dinner

http://www.vintageinn.ca/2015/10/vintage-tips-for-a-perfect-thanksgiving-dinner/

 

What was On the Menu at the First Thanksgiving?

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-was-on-the-menu-at-the-first-thanksgiving-511554/

 

Videos:

 

American Nostalgia: The 1950s Thanksgiving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cg0TjoEkt0

 

A Day of Thanksgiving, 1951

https://archive.org/details/DayofTha1951

 

When Americans Shared Baseball, Norman Rockwell and Thanksgiving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjuDLYsA8l4

 

Extra Credit:

 

Did Norman Rockwell Ruin the Thanksgiving Turkey?

http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/did-norman-rockwell-ruin-thanksgiving-turkey-109193

 

Freaky Harvest: The Lost Ritual of Thanksgiving Maskers

http://www.the-line-up.com/thanksgiving-maskers/

 

Six Things Everyone Believes About Thanksgiving That Are Absolutely Untrue

http://www.rd.com/culture/thanksgiving-myths/

 

Tables and Favors (Dennison, 1922)

https://archive.org/stream/cu31924031234473#page/n0/mode/2up

 

Thanksgiving Poem, by Bessie Lawrence

https://archive.org/details/thanksgivingothe00lawr

 

This Is What Thanksgiving Looked Like 100 Years Ago

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/25/vintage-thanksgiving-phot_n_6213806.html

 

When Thanksgiving Meant a Fancy Dinner Out on the Town

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/when-thanksgiving-meant-a-fancy-meal-out-on-the-town-180947830/

 

Week Two (November 8-15): Setting the Thanksgiving Table; Vintage Thanksgiving Recipes

 

Homework:

 

Participate in at least two discussions this week in the forum.

 

Readings:

 

America’s Thanksgiving Recipes

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120458751

 

An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Menu

https://www.cooksillustrated.com/menus/5077-an-old-fashioned-thanksgiving

 

Antiques Roadshow’s Vintage Thanksgiving Tips

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/fts/vintage_kitchens_2012_ss.html

 

A Case for Canned Cranberry Sauce

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/191092/canned-cranberry-sauce-defending-thanksgivings-most-controversial-side-dish/

 

Create a Retro Thanksgiving Party

http://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/thanksgiving/a778/retro-themed-thanksgiving/

 

15 Vintage Thanksgiving Dishes You Should Cook This Year

https://www.thedailymeal.com/holidays/vintage-thanksgiving-dishes

 

Green Bean Casserole: The Thanksgiving Staple We Love or Loathe

http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/npr/456237098/green-bean-casserole-the-thanksgiving-staple-we-love-or-loathe

 

Host a Retro Thanksgiving for Modern Tastes

http://www.eichlernetwork.com/blog/host-retro-thanksgiving-modern-tastes

 

How to Set a Formal Dinner Table

http://www.marthastewart.com/276333/how-to-set-a-formal-dinner-table/

 

Ina Garten’s Dinner Party Trick: Cook in Advance

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/magazine/ina-gartens-trick-to-dinner-in-advance.html

 

Planning Thanksgiving Dinner

http://www.oldfashionedfamilies.com/planning-thanksgiving-dinner-tips-to-make-your-holiday-easy/

 

The Right Way to Set a Formal Table

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipes/entertaining/formal-place-setting

 

7 Unusual Vintage Thanksgiving Dishes Nobody Serves Anymore

https://www.businessinsider.com/thanksgiving-recipes-vintage-2018-11

 

Sheep’s Head and Pigeon Pie: Vintage Thanksgiving Menus Reveal Strange Dishes and Recipes

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/11/22/vintage-thanksgiving-menus-reveal-strange-dishes-and-recipes/

 

Thanksgiving Recipes from Godey’s Ladies Book

http://www.accessible-archives.com/2012/11/thanksgiving-recipes-from-godeys-ladys-book/

 

Vintage Recipes: Thanksgiving Feasts

http://antiquealterego.com/2012/11/02/vintage-recipes-thanksgiving-feasts/

 

Vintage Menu Gives Your Holiday a Throwback Vibe

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/grateful/2018/11/08/thanksgiving-side-dishes-vintage-retro/1929089002/

 

 

Videos:

 

Butterball Thanksgiving Turkey Ad 1956

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS8g6sXANPE

 

History of Green Bean Casserole and How to Make It

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGYACK4Jg3g

 

It’s Carving Time: The 1940s Thanksgiving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbOFalr3les

 

Setting a Formal Table Setting (Good Housekeeping, 1 min 40 secs)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKSHmmNk_5Y

 

Extra Credit:

 

American Nostalgia: The 1950s Thanksgiving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cg0TjoEkt0

 

How to Host an Old-Fashioned Pie Social

http://www.simplebites.net/how-to-host-an-old-fashioned-pie-social/

 

Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Recipes from Newspapers

http://blog.genealogybank.com/old-fashioned-thanksgiving-recipes-in-the-newspaper.html

 

9 Vintage Thanksgiving Side Dishes We Shouldn’t Bring Back

http://mentalfloss.com/article/88999/9-vintage-thanksgiving-side-dishes-we-shouldnt-bring-back

 

19 Horrifying Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas from Vintage Food Ads

http://www.autostraddle.com/19-horrifying-thanksgiving-dinner-ideas-from-vintage-food-ads-150189/

 

Victorian Thanksgiving Menu

http://www.vintagevictorian.com/household_1904_thanksgiving.html

 

Week Three (November 16-22): Thanksgiving Libations and Entertainments

 

Homework:

 

Participate in at least two discussions this week in our forum

 

Live Chat:

 

 

Readings:

 

Classic Cocktails for Thanksgiving

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/11/classic-cocktails-for-thanksgiving/66787/

 

Don’t Forget the Music: A Well Seasoned Thanksgiving Soundtrack

http://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2012/11/16/165284403/dont-forget-the-music-a-well-seasoned-thanksgiving-soundtrack

 

The First Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

http://www.history.com/news/the-first-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade

 

Games for Thanksgiving Time, from Social Entertainments: A Book of Practical Suggestions for Entertaining, 1914

https://archive.org/stream/socialentertainm00dayl#page/100/mode/2up

 

History of the Thanksgiving Day Parade

http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving/videos/history-of-the-thanksgiving-day-parade

 

Thanksgiving Cocktails Will Take the Edge off the Stressful Holiday Season

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alywalansky/2018/11/14/thanksgiving-cocktails-will-take-the-edge-off-the-stressful-holiday-season

 

Thanksgiving Day Entertainments, from The Art of Entertaining for All Occasions, 1913

https://archive.org/stream/artofentertainin00glov#page/176/mode/2up

 

Thanksgiving Home Fun, 1935 USDA booklet

https://archive.org/details/thanksgivinghome1935unit

 

Thanksgiving Games, 1932 USDA booklet

https://archive.org/details/thanksgivinggame1932unit

 

Vintage Ad Archive: The Drinks of Thanksgiving

https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog/2014/11/25/vintage-ad-archive-the-drinks-of-thanksgiving/

 

Videos:

 

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 1939

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoeZafIgzF0

 

Thanksgiving Day Parade 1935

https://youtu.be/uKbMq3di4aM

 

Extra Credit:

 

Bottoms Up with Brini

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2YkmaF35Pg

 

11 Thanksgiving ‘Facts’ That Actually Aren’t True

https://www.rd.com/culture/thanksgiving-facts-that-actually-arent-true/

 

Table Decorations for Thanksgiving, from Hospitality: Recipes and Entertainment Hints for All Occasions, 1922

https://archive.org/stream/hospitalityrecip00wrig#page/40/mode/2up

 

The Thanksgiving Table and A Bachelor’s Thanksgiving Dinner, from The Good Housekeeping Hostess, 1904

https://archive.org/stream/goodhousekeeping01newy#page/258/mode/2up

 

Week Four (November 23-31): Cleanup, Leftovers and Reflection

 

Homework:

 

Write a new blog post discussing how your Thanksgiving dinner went!

http://www.lovelylivinguniversity.com/profiles/blog/new

 

Live Chat:

 

No Live Chat this week due to Thanksgiving travel.

 

Readings:

 

American Thanksgiving 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s

http://www.jenbutneverjenn.com/2011/11/american-thanksgiving-1940s-1950s-1960s.html

 

Our Best Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

https://www.foodnetwork.com/thanksgiving/leftovers/best-thanksgiving-leftover-recipes

 

19 Ways to Eat Thanksgiving Leftovers for Breakfast

https://www.myrecipes.com/extracrispy/17-ways-to-eat-thanksgiving-leftovers-for-breakfast

 

The Power of Nostalgia at Thanksgiving

http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/21/health/power-nostalgia-thanksgiving/

 

Extra Credit:

 

Bing Crosby Thanksgiving 1947 Radio Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hiqdTOIPno

 

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Opening Sequence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmFfTJlIvhQ

 

Jerky Turkey Cartoon, 1945

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H859YEA6K4

 

Pluto Cold Turkey, 1951

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yoD6K78yvM

 

END OF COURSE

 

 

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