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Gross Food From the 1950s

You are invited to a dinner party in which you must bring a dish from a 1950s cook book. Chances are, you'll have to choose from dishes with Jell-O, mayonnaise, inexplicably-placed cheese, ground beef, and tuna.
What do you bring? Do you try to cook something you would enjoy eating or do you go for the gross-out factor?

I got this idea here:
http://jezebel.com/taste-test-from-he...

Admittedly, I am a Gen Xer with no experience or knowledge of mid-century cuisine.

When you think of food from this time period, what comes to mind?

Cheers.

 
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  1. Cream of celery soup with eggs, anyone?

    Like the Julie & Julia food blogger, perhaps I try one of these every day:
    http://www.midcenturymenu.com/2014/02...

     
      1. re: kagemusha49

        Ah yes, Spam. Seeing a lot of that in some of these recipes.
        How about some garlic aioli with those fritters?

      2. Franco American canned macaroni with cheese sauce. Pour four cans into a large casserole and top with crushed plain potato chips....bake until it bubbles.

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          1. With the McCarthy era,we're making babies. Chicken a la king it is.

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