Sunday, November 8, 2009

Crown Roast Of Frankfurters



I collect cookbooks. I have many that are vintage that I buy just for the pictures. Last night, while looking through a case of old weight watchers recipe cards, I ran across this one. I was laughing so hard, I couldn't stop. I just had to share it with you. It's a perfect weight watchers recipe because no one would ever eat it. Can you imagine being a kid and your mom made this for supper? What would the husband say? Would they love it and think it was cool? Or, would they pretend to love it so they wouldn't hurt mom's feelings? What a culinary horror! I realized that the whole baby boomer generation could have easily been wiped out because of two things. One, the food and two, the X-ray machines in my previous post. It's all very hard to swallow. Literally. I was just wondering what this would look like on the Thanksgiving table instead of the turkey.
Bon Appetite!

7 comments:

ethelmaepotter! said...

This is...totally disgusting. And hilarious! I love this comment: "It's a perfect weight watchers recipe because no one would ever eat it." So right! I hope the book editors laughed themselves silly at this monstrosity.

Christine said...

Imagine the horror of my guests if I made this for Thanksgiving!

soulMerlin said...

Arrrrgh!!! Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo pales in comparison.

I could NOT eat this!

:)))

henry

ForestGuardian said...

O_O !! (the stunned speechless, no-comment comment)

That's just weird, funny, and unappetizing all at once.

The Astral Cowboy said...

OMG! Talk about a by gone era! Between Twinkies and the crown roast of frankfurters, it's amazing any of us are still here.

Joy said...

Good Lord! But you know what, my mom used to serve cooked cow's tongue. I ate it too. Remember seeing it curled up on the platter. Mom liked cold tongue sandwiches, she would put Miracle Whip on them. I don't think I could eat cow tongue today.

Anonymous said...

I used to have this picture on the door of my dorm room in college. I just LOVE this picture and vow to make it for guests one day - without telling them first. Thanks for the post. There was also one called Frankfurter Spectaculare - looks like a pineapple.