Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas Dinner in 1883

Back in 1883, people hardly ever ate out, but when they did it was usually for a special occasion, Christmas being one of them. Single working men, travelers, and families were the most common patrons at Christmas. While there wasn't a multitude of restaurants around in 1883, hotels, inns, and department stores tended to have a nice place to eat for everyone. See what diners ate on Christmas day at three hotels back in 1883.

Quaint Advice: How to Deal with Loneliness & Isolation as a Housewife

Saturday, December 8, 2018

An Old-Fashioned Cast-iron Christmas

We cannot celebrate Christmas with my parents because of travel limitations, so it is important to me to carry on traditions I was raised with, one of them being cooking in old-fashioned cast-iron. Even though we have lived in our home now for 4.5 years, our house is still not full of the useful things every home should have. So we buy our home goods piecemeal as we can afford them ...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Time For a Walk in the Snow

Thank you for the messages many of you left checking up on how I am. I really appreciate this. I have been busy with decorating the house and outside for Christmas ...