Today, March 3rd, is National Cold Cuts Day. It’s a great excuse to have a few friends over for drinks and a snack!
Cold cuts are precooked or cured meat. Some people call them sandwich meats, deli meats, or lunch meats. No matter what you call them, cold cuts make tasty sandwiches, and fun cheese and meat platters that you can share with friends.
Types of Cold Cuts
Here is a short list of some of the cold cuts that you might be familiar with:
- Summer Sausage
- Corned Beef
- Head Cheese
- Roast Beef
- Dutch Loaf
- Olive Loaf
Vintage Magazine Ads for Cold Cuts
Cold cuts have been popular for many years. They have been served at luncheons and dinners. Made into sandwiches and packed in school lunch boxes. They have been served as appetizers at cocktail parties and other social gatherings. And they make a darn good late night sandwich… just ask Dagwood Bumstead! 😉 Here are some vintage magazine ads featuring cold cuts:
TIP: Click on an ad you like (once to view the ad on a separate page, then click again to enlarge the ad), then print it on a color printer. Laminate the ads and use them as placements at your next gathering – they are sure to be a hit!
Meat and Cheese Snack Platter
Cold cut platters were not just your Mother’s idea of a party! Here’s a modern day snack platter that makes all those cold cuts look pretty darn good!
And, since you’ll be serving cold cuts at your next party, you’ll need something to serve them on. Don’t forget the cheese and crackers…
What are your favorite cold cuts? Share in a comment below!
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