|Lela Nargi, ed.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||224 / 2013|
Published in Minnesota in the first few decades of the 20th century, The Farmer's Wife often devoted its pages to tips for making your Christmas as merry as it should be. Food is a crucial aspect of the holidays, and so the dozens of recipes here include Chocolate Mousse, Hot Cross Buns, Sweet Potato Croquettes, and Baked Spiced Ham, plus egg nog and fruit cake—of course! Featuring vintage illustrations throughout, this inspiring compendium also features suggestions for decorations; a miscellany of simple party games; and an assortment of seasonal tales and articles, including an account of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's Christmas celebrations.