Image from Doctor Macro
So, to go with The Thin Man, I had a 1930s menu (straight out of my Modern Meal Maker) all lined up:
White and Green Casserole
Lettuce with Grecian Dressing
Baked Apple Tapioca
Coffee, Tea or Milk
The only problem? The White and Green Casserole wasn't very nice and neither was the Corn Pudding. I ended up not even attempting the Baked Apple Tapioca! I was scared of what it might be like. However, the Grecian Dressing is very good, but we'd had it before. Overall, this menu is not recommended! The White and Green Casserole might be worth a revisit, because I think its failure is my fault for subbing collard greens for the spinach. It seemed like a good idea at the time... Anyway, the fish-in-cream-sauce bit was actually pretty tasty. The Corn Pudding, however, was made to spec and it will not get a retrial.
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice (or as close to it as you can get without using an extra 1/8 of a lemon or something ridiculous like that)
2 scallions, white and green parts, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Put all ingredients in a mason jar and shake, shake, shake. Extras can be kept in the refrigerator.
Adapted from "Grecian Dressing for Lettuce" in Martha Meade, Modern Meal Maker (San Francisco: Sperry Flour Company, 1935), 367.