Food & Think's Lisa Bramen made a birthday dinner for her husband using recipes from 1978 that she found in the New York Times online archives. In addition to the chicken and pie, she prepared curried rice and a not-quite-era-appropriate salad with greens from her garden. Despite the excess of cream — one carton for the chicken, one carton in the dessert! — this is such a fun idea.
Membership is required to access the New York Times online archives, but you could try looking for recipes in The Essential New York Times Cookbook, or check the online archives of your local library or local paper.
• Check it out: Tastes Like Disco: A Meal From 1978 from Food & Think
Have you ever made a meal like this?