we made the "vegetarian dinner III" from my cooking book from 1944 and ate:
three kinds of sandwiches (we baked the bread of course)
a clear vegetable soup with cheese bread sticks
spinach stew with hollandaise sauce (home made of course)
and a tutti-frutti cake with "kokkaffe".
thoughts that came up during the day:
these old recipes really complicate things - today we always try to simplify and cook as fast as possible (except this sour dough trend of course). the value of time has changed.
the only spices here were salt, sugar, some white pepper, mustard and a little little cayenne pepper - so the food turned out to be good but quite tasteless, a bit like we think baby food nowadays. taste buds have changed a lot since the 40-ties with all the traveling and the globalization.
it was hard to coordinate everything and make it be ready at the right time.
fantastic for me to watch everybody cooking!