I know I've been posting a lot of recipe card posts. Every time I reach for the book I want to use, a box of cards stops me and I am compelled to go through it. It's kind of like me wanting to crush the packages of tostada shells I see at the store. They are just so round and stacked and fragile. All I want to do is squeeze them to crumbs. I see my recipe cards and all I want to do is go through them and find the worst of the worst. I have to admit, my finds today are interesting.
I don't know how many of you have heard of Marguerite Patten. I sure as heck didn't until today. She was kind of like Betty Crocker or Martha Stewart, except human. Here is a little Wiki blurb about her. I know, what rock have I been under? Where do I find these things?
These recipe cards are from Canada. Thank you Canada for your Canadian ugly retro food.
Enjoy Marguerite Patten's recipe cards, 1967. I had to plug the name and year. Clever. I know.
|This fiesta tart kind of gets it. The prawns at least look dead. The recipe calls for just their heads to be served on top. Meanwhile, their bodies are mixed into the tart mixture. Um, what is this fiesta celebration going to be about?|
|Well isn't that beautiful? Beef in Aspic. After all, who wants to eat a roast beef sandwich? Wouldn't you prefer it to be layered in gelatin and parsley to where it looks like an underwater nightmare? It's like a lunch meat lasagna.|
|Because cold soup is a stupid idea. It is better if it's jellied. Mags deemed it that way.|
|Savory Boxes. I bet they are. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.|
|A gazillion corned beef open sandwiches. I get the moon! I get the moon! I'm sure there was a purpose to cut them into little shapes and overdecorate them. Because they're so pretty. Yeah, that's it.|
|Ehhh, by now you all should know I am a major mayophobe. Uhhh, nothing to see here. Moving on!|
|Oooh, how generous!! Everybody gets their own apple and tomato mold! No more fighting for the last bite. It ends now with these individual molds.Who cares if it's tomato juice turned gelatin, full of chopped apples and ham. You get your own!!!!|
|Coffee Mold. Because when you are craving a nice cup of coffee, you should be able to chew on it instead of drink. Semi solid coffee is the wave of the future. At least maybe it was in 1967.|
|Pressed Ox Tongue anybody? Any takers? It's covered in gelatin. No?|
|I don't know if Magz has ever been to California. How many Californian Jello Rings has the average Californian eaten? It's a jello mold with prunes in it! Nothing can be more disgusting!|
|Apple Jelly Ring. This seems pretty normal compared to other gelatin molds (see above).|
|My son saw this and said it was a porcupine pot roast. Brilliant child! To me it looks dead like it's laying on its side. I don't think my son wants a porcupine cake.|
And the end of another group of cards draws to a close. Don't worry, I have a gazillion more.