#PartyLikeAMadMan ~ Mad Men Inspired Lunch for Two

The authors of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook have invited bloggers from all over to send the Mad Men series out with just a little extra style; they are hosting a virtual party to feature shared food and drinks inspired by the show. Check out the Mad Men Finale Virtual Party details here!

I received the cook book and Lindsey thought she would help me work on my menu. The days were ticking by and the finale approaching and I knew I wanted to do a complete meal but couldn't narrow down my menu choices. Then with the weekend approaching, and the spring sunshine inspiring me - I decided a picnic-style lunch would be perfect.

So on a Saturday late morning I got started on my recipes! Chocolate chip cookies came together and went into the oven, eggs and potatoes went into water to boil and lots of mayonnaise was added to things.

We ended up with delicious tuna fish sandwiches, creamy potato salad, tasty deviled eggs, some raw veggies and dip, and chocolate chip cookies to finish the meal with .

It was a wonderful lunch, and so fun to pull together and serve!

Tuna Fish Sandwich from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook website
(makes 2 large sandwiches)

7-oz tuna, drained weight
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
Chopped sweet pickles or relish, to taste
Bread slices, for serving
Toppings: pickle slices, lettuce, tomato (if desired)

  1. In a small bowl, flake tuna fish. Add mayonnaise and lemon juice.
  2. Mix in chopped sweet pickles or relish to taste and serve on slices of bread.

Deviled Eggs from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

6 eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup mayonnaise, more for a creamier filling
1/4 tsp dry mustard, more to taste
dash of cayenne pepper
salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Paprika, for sprinkling

  1. Hard boil the eggs; place eggs in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to keep water at a low simmer and boil for 12 minutes. Move eggs to cold water to cool.
  2. When eggs are chilled, peel and cut eggs in half lengthwise. Gently remove yolks and place in a small bowl. Mash the yolks until fine and crumbly. Add mayonnaise and stir until the desired consistency is achieved, add seasonings, taste and adjust if needed.
  3. Refill the hollow of the egg whites with the filling and sprinkle with paprika. Cover and refrigerate; serve chilled.

Potato Salad from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 TBS yellow mustard
2 TBS sour cream
1 TBS lemon juice
1 TBS vinegar
1 tsp sugar
ground black pepper
1 grated onion (optional)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup minced parsley (I only used about 1 - 2 TBS)
2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
2 cups diced, cooked, potatoes

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream, lemon juice and vinegar in a large bowl. Add sugar, salt and pepper to taste, onion, celery, parsley and eggs. Stir until well combined. Add cooked potatoes and toss gently to combine.
  2. Cover and chill for 30 minutes before serving.

Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
6-oz (1 cup) semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium sized mixing bowl. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, both sugars, egg, and vanilla; cream together until fluffy (about 2 - 3 minutes).
  2. Add the dry ingredients into the wet, stirring slowly just until combined. Add in the chocolate chips and nuts by hand.
  3. Roll into walnut sized balls and place 2 - 3 inches apart on a silpat / baking sheet lined cookie sheet. Bake 10 - 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for at least 5 minutes until set, then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.


  1. Wow Rebeka, you knocked it out of the park!!!

    1. Thank you Karen! I had a lot of fun with this one! :)


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