During the 1920s, the Los Angeles Times published a popular cooking column by chef A. L. Wyman. When he died in 1926, his wife, Mabelle Wyman, took over the column. In the Nov. 27, 1928, Los Angeles Times, she suggested several recipes for a successful Thanksgiving dinner.
But first, she listed her suggested menu:
California Lobster Cocktail
Salted Almonds, Ripe Olives, Stuffed Celery
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Chestnut and Oyster Stuffing
Riced Potatoes, Asparagus Tips, Cream Sauce
Painted Stuffed Pears, French Dressing
Plum Pudding and Hard Sauce
Mabelle Wyman passed away in 1931. She was replaced at the Los Angeles Times by the fictional Marian Manners.