This year has been so incredibly crazy for too many reasons. I know our family has definitely found solace in comfort food favorites more times than I can count. From the spring lockdown to the quickly approaching holidays, satisfying meals are one thing I can control and I’m definitely taking advantage of it. Reintroducing our families to classic dishes we all enjoyed back in the day is definitely something I see more and more of, as I scroll through my social media feeds. And these 75 best vintage recipes will leave you feeling nostalgic—and full—at the end of a long day!
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What do you think of when you imagine a “retro supper”? I think there are probably hundreds of different answers to that question, and they would more than likely all be correct. For me, when I hear those two words, I think of hearty meals filled with meat and potatoes, big plates of pasta, kid-friendly dishes we loved when we were little, rustic casseroles and plates our moms and grandmas made that instantly bring us back in time.
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In this collection of easy vintage recipes, you’ll find classic meals that never go out of style. Pot Roast, Lasagna and Beef Stroganoff are all dishes that are as popular today as they were when we were growing up. I’ve also got some dinner ideas that will get the kids running to the table with Crock Pot Beans and Weenies, Baked Mac and Cheese and Homemade Stromboli. So many simple and tasty dinners that you can tell the kids about how you used to eat this when you were little.
There are also numerous Crock Pot recipes and Instant Pot recipes to make dinner time less stressful. Perfect meals to come home to after a long day, like Chicken and Noodles (and a beef variety), Vegetable Beef Soup, Salisbury Steak and more. Plus, updated classics like a new Homemade Hamburger Helper!
With 2020 coming to an end, there is still plenty of time to bring some of the “good ol’ days” into our lives. Embrace the dinners (and maybe the few extra calories) that make us feel good, turn bad times into good ones and maybe, just maybe, bring some extra smiles around the dining room table.
Next up, launch these galleries for more dinner inspiration:
Krista Marshall is the creator of Everyday Mom’s Meals and a full time stay at home mom. She lives in northern Indiana with her husband of 17 years and their two amazing and busy sons, age 16 and 4. Everyday Mom’s Meals is for everyone from the novice cook to the experienced home chef. Krista wants to get families around the table with simply made, delicious food. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter too!