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Monday, December 31, 2012

1-0-0 post (Recipe Cards #22)

Happy New Year to all! I did it. I have made it to my 100th post. Compared to my very first post there is no way I would have made it to 100 posts if I kept that format going. I'm almost embarrassed but that shows how comfortable I have become with my writing since I started this. It's almost like I just showed off my myspace page or something. 

I could have done a compilation or Best of 2012 post, but really how could I have chosen what is best or in the case of the subject matter at hand, the worst? I'm just going to close out the 1974 Weight Watchers recipe card collection and stack it among the rest of my recipe card boxes. 

The future of The Bad and Ugly of Retro Food in 2013 will remain the same. I might tighten things up and add some tabs in my layout. Other than that, I have plenty of material to keep me going for months.

Thanks for a good year. Even if I started it in May. I took a baby step approach. I started small and found my niche. That's what is important to me. I'm not looking at this as a money making opportunity or anything like that. It's just fun and as long as it stays fun then I will continue to obsess over maggot rice, roundworms, diseases, turds, and any other juvenile description! 

This has been featured dozens of times on retro food blogs. But the biggest wonder is still what this pâté en masque hiding beneath the radishes and greens and gentle glaze?
Square and full of apples with radishes arranged just so. It's not the apples on top of a thick and square hamburger patty that has my attention. I'm wondering the purpose of the dish towel and whether or not it is clean or if it smells like onions and dishwater.

Few things are as cavalier as spinach and tuna. Really. I can't think of too many.
There should never, ever be quotation marks around the word "brownie". In fact, this is not a brownie. It's a little bit of chocolate, a few drops of red and green food coloring to make it brown, and a lot of gelatin. Chilled then sliced. Sorry, Weight Watchers, but mess with my brownies and I'm going to call you out on your bullshit.
Put that damn lid back on that! Nobody wants to see it or smell it!
Okay, some could call this a casserole. Sure. After all, I just posted gelatin "brownies" so I'm under the impression this is trickery for us fat folk. This seems like more of a soup. It simmers for a whopping 15 minutes. This goes against every casserole post I have made. It's a soup! A SOUP!
Wow this saps all of my energy. At least add some radish slices or something.
Combine sauerkraut, green beans, mushrooms, pimientos, tomato puree, a few herbs and spices and let set overnight in the refrigerator. I don't think so. I don't want that stinking up my stuff that's not sealed properly.
From the recipe, it looks more like a tomato juice but again, it's trickery and doublespeak. What purpose those little dogs have, I don't know. I had a beagle who liked tomato based foods. He'd probably take off someone's hand if they went near this while he was standing watch.
I feel like I just commented about this.
Which will it be? The Skinny Devil or the Slim Student?
There's no way to make veal look like anything but a sad and depressing reason to want to never eat again. Even with the dominoes.
The pineapple on the left gives the surprise away. It's a chowder with pineapple in it. Clutch my pearls! I'm shocked. I think I would not be pleasantly surprised by this at all.
There's that pink again. Only this time it was so bright, my scanner could not compete with the awesome hue.

I don't think it's the carbonation they are talking about. I think it's the bubbly gut that this strong of coffee will give. What is with these beverage names? Thin Man Soda? Is that to inspire Fat Woman Me to want to drink it?
 Again, Happy New Year! I am not going to be lame and say "see you next year!"


  1. Congratulations on 100 and Happy New Year! May there be plenty of retro 'surprises' for you in 2013!

    1. Thank you very much for your continued support!

    2. Love the post! Great.

  2. Love the blog. Reminds me of the 1970's and mom's bad and crazy cooking.

    THe lamb looks gray...