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Can You Pass This Sandwich Homemaker Quiz From The Year 1950?

Put your domestic skills to the test!

Welcome to “Let’s Make A Sandwich,” an educational video from 1950. The film features Sally and her mother making sandwiches for their guests.

A screenshot of an old educational film with the title "Let's Make A Sandwich"
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Can you make a sandwich that Sally would be proud of? You’ll be making her favorite, an open-faced sandwich called tuna rarebit.

A young women smiling at her mother, dressed in 1950s clothing
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Ready? Let's put your sandwich-making skills to the test!

  1. First things first, what kind of bread should you use?

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    According to the film, you should use rye bread!

    “Sally’s mother always uses rye bread. She’s found that the spicy caraway flavor makes a great contrast to the bland fish and cheese.”

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  2. Now, it’s time to turn your attention to the melty cheese mixture. You add butter and milk to a measuring cup. But what kind of cheese should you add?

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    According to the film, you should use American cheese!

    “Part of the trick to entertaining unexpected guests is keeping on hand certain generally useful foods, like cheese of an easy melting type, which Sally will use as a base for the rarebit.”

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  3. How should you melt the cheese mixture?

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    According to the film, you should use a double boiler!

    “The simmer flame keeps the water boiling gently while the cheese is melting, so that Sally can go move on to other tasks."

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  4. It's not a tuna rarebit sandwich without tuna. What kind of tuna should you add the the cheese mixture?

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    According to the film, you should add a can of tuna fish!

    “Sally adds a can of chunk-sized tuna fish to the mixture.”

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  5. It's imperative that a young homemaker knows which utensils to use and when to use them. What kind of spoon should you use to stir the cheese mixture?

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    According to the film, you should only use a wooden spoon!

    “Sally uses a wooden spoon to avoid discoloration of the mixture.”

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  6. Now, how should you toast the bread?

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    According to the film, you should broil the bread in the oven!

    "Sally toasts the bread quickly in the broiler."

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  7. Mother strongly believes that you should serve a salad alongside a sandwich. Which salad should you serve your guests?

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    According to the film, you should serve a salad of celery, radishes, olives, and pickles!

    "Although the tuna rarebit is fairly substantial food in itself, it is a good idea to add something for variation in color and texture, like a salad of celery, radishes, olives, and pickles.”

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  8. You'd rather die than let your guests leave hungry. What's one more food you should add to the table?

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    According to the film, you should add a bowl potato chips!

    "Potato chips used to be exclusively picnic fare, but they’ve joined the host of useful accessories foods that make entertaining so much easier and fun for teenagers."

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  9. Don’t forget to be a good hostess and offer your guest a refreshing beverage. What'll it be?

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    According to the film, you should offer them Coca-Cola and milk!

    “Mother thinks she’ll give the choice of Coca-Cola and milk. When you can offer guests a choice easily, it’s a gracious gesture.”

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  10. The mixture is now perfectly melted and it’s time to serve your sandwiches. In what manner should you spread the cheese and tuna mixture on the toast?

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    According to the film, you should spread it carefully!

    "Sally knows you should serve creamed dishes with extra caution and effective carelessness here is no asset.”

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  11. Mother puts a couple drops of Tabasco on each slice, but there’s still something missing. What should you top the sandwiches with?

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    According to the film, you should add parsley!

    “Mother is a great believer in the aesthetic value of parsley, and of course, it’s good to eat, too.”

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