Old recipes can be delicious. Just ask anyone who is still making their grandma’s pumpkin pie. They can also be ludicrous, disgusting, and awe-inspring (in a bad way). Did they make them even back then? (Please, someone, say the answer is ‘no.’)
Because we all need a little humor in our life, I present…drumroll…Throwback Thursdays. Enjoy. Or at least have a small giggle.I was browsing the horrible vintage recipes that are featured around the internet and decided to feature this one from Better Homes & Gardens. Why? Two reasons:
1) Because BH&G never learns. Keyword searching brought up their NEW “Confetti Chicken Big Bowl”. While it at least avoids condensed chicken consomme, it still isn’t much better. The noodles in their new dish are broken up Ramen noodles. Always keeping it classy, BH&G. Don’t be fooled by the decent pictures…all of the vegetables are raw. Which means that the cooked pictures were so horrible they had to lie.
2) Because BH&G used the term “lettuce ruffle” in their picture caption. As if dressing up this horrible, disgusting dish with a piece of lettuce is going to make it better!
The worst thing about this? I think someone at Cracked.com actually made it?! The picture is courtesy of them. Please go look at their other pics. It’s in the article “6 Gross Foods from a 50’s Cookbook (That We Taste Tested)”.
If you’re insane enough to make this, the recipe is actually online.
Unflavored gelatin 2 Tablespoon
Cold water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Condensed chicken consomme 1 Can (10 oz)
Mayonnaise 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Diced cooked chicken 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), or canned
Diced green pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Diced celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Diced pimiento 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped
…uh, I’m not going to share them. You shouldn’t make this.