Retro recipes, wierd and wonderful -- got any favorites?
There are some pretty interesting (also hilarious) retro recipe books and websites out there. You know the sort of thing... jello molds, hot dog crown roasts, wierd shaped food... but it was all so fashionable in the 50s and 60s.
Do you have a retro food nostalgia recipe you love to make, or one you've seen that reminds you of your childhood, one that you'd make if you were having a retro party... or just one that you think is funny? Tell us about it please!
P.S. I am shrieking with laughter at some of the GREAT recipes and hilarious links people have posted so far -- this is exactly the sort of stuff I was talking about, keep 'em coming and thanks!
- Anna GLv 41 decade agoFavourite answer
I was born in the 60s so I remember the 70s well
I remember dinner parties at home with fondues
or prawn cocktails
devils on horseback
beef stroganoff was HUGH - very chic
stuffed whole giant white squash - very exotic - not
coq au vin - done so often I never wanted to see it again
- 1 decade ago
I ran across this one when looking for retro recipes and it was too odd to pass by. There is no way I would ever make this. It's probably from the 50's or early 60's.
from: Favorite Velveeta Dishes
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1/4 cup pickle relish
1/2 cup Kraft Mayonnaise
1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
6 round buns
1/2 pound Velveeta
Blend the pecans, pickle relish, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings to taste. Split the buns in half and spread the bottom halves with the nut mixture. Top each with a lengthwise slice of Velveeta. Place in a moderate oven, 350 degrees, for 10 minutes or until the Velveeta melts. Cover with the top halves of the buns and serve hot.
- kimmyLv 41 decade ago
i was just gonna say as far as jello, my fave is how my grandma made it seem like there were certain things that went into certain colors of jello. like orange jello was good for shredded carrots and raisins and green jello was good for pineapple tidbits. what a great question you ask cause it led me to look at some of the links posted and HOW funny that stuff is! i'm rolling here at the picture of the hot dog crown roast! now i know what i'm going to be looking up all day....also, not retro but way back in the day, medieval times, for them it was great fun to roast animals doing things....like a duck riding on a pig for example. there is a name for it, and several variations, but they look funny! maybe i will post a link for that later. have a great day!
- TerriLv 51 decade ago
Here is one my mother thought was the bomb.
1 lb hotdogs sliced
1 medium onion chopped
1 tbsp veggie oil
take onions with the oil and fry add hotdogs and fry for a bit more. add enough ketchup to create a sauce and serve between bread of your choice. I wonder how i became a culinary genius with that as an influance lol necessity
Oh here is another one
1 lb bologna (placed through meat grinder)
1/2 cup sweet relish
1 cup salad dressing(miracle whip)
take ground bologna and relish and salad dressing mix and place between your fav bread.
she was often fond of liver and seemed to sneak it into concoctions such as pasta(trust me you can taste it in there). conveinience foods were becoming al the rage back then and everybody followed the bandwagon. I can still remember metal trayed frozen dinners lol.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
This E-book is a free download and contains 490 award winning recipes, perhaps what you're looking for is in it?Source(s): http://recipe39bbd60.blogspot.com/
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I just looked on the internet, how funny!
I have never heard of these, I have put up some links for you to see:
Crown Roast of Frankfurters
Shrimp & Salmon Mold
Rosy Perfection Salad
New links i found to add, These are HILARIOUS----
WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME, I AM NOW ON A MISSION!
OK, I am forcing myself to stop now.