really distressing vintage recipes

  • March 14, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariannarebolini/truly-upsetting-vintage-recipes

Of course ours will be yummylishous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuM-wDolnMc

Every month a new crazy theme! Lots of fun and lots of food and drink. RSVPs open 30 days prior to the event and these dinners fill up quickly. Remember there are no rules. Caryl will email the address to those attending the Wednesday before the dinner. Be sure to RSVP early as we always fill up quickly. Do RSVP though, especially if it gets you on the waiting list. Usually the waiting list people get to join us for dinner. Plan to cook on site, unless your recipe takes 45 minutes or more to prepare start to finish. Because the oven opens and closes often baked goods (excepting cookies) are best done ahead of time. Remember this isn’t just a potluck; this is about sharing the pleasure of cooking and food, and learning from one another while drinking wine 'n stuff and having great conversations. Bring what you'd like to drink plus a little to share.


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  • Shelby

    Caryl - My internet hasnt been working well today. Sorry about the late change but I'm not feeling well so I won't make tonight's foodie meetup. I'll have to bring to jello/fruit dish to another night that suits the theme. Enjoy...see you next time I can get in on the RSVP.

    March 14, 2014

  • Karen

    The REALLY DISTRESSING part bothers me with this cooking title. Please let's vote tonight for a theme that can raise our culinary skill level, stretch our talents and let us not be steered toward a hyperlink of gross food combinations in the future that make me want to barf! LOL

    March 14, 2014

    • caryl

      Karen, that is exactly what this theme does. at some point someone thought mixing carrot strings in strawberry jello was a great idea and it was then fed to a nation. Our job is to distal down the essence of what was right and delicious in that idea and to recreate it in the image of fine food for this century. if that isnt a stretch what is? There is nothing you can Google that won't have a porn site on the list and a "barf" worthy site. what you choose to click on is your private affair. ;)

      March 14, 2014

  • Gail

    Sorry to miss this but I seem to be getting a sore
    throat. Don't want to share it.

    March 13, 2014

  • Susan

    Sorry I'll have to miss this party because I have other plans and so I didn't sign up. But I have a pretty good food idea that I'd be willing to give away if anyone needs an idea. I hope you all have a great time!

    March 12, 2014

    • Linda P

      I'm going to make a German Chocolate bar based on the very distressing 101 Things to do with a cake mix, but I'm open to another idea.

      March 13, 2014

    • carol

      I 'm sorry , but I have to cancel. Hopefully someone can take my spot.

      March 13, 2014

  • Karen

    Since this is food related...thought it might be of interest.http://www.newsiosity.com/videos/entertainment/you-have-been-opening-banana-wrong-your-entire-life-blew-my-mind?
    You never know when you are going to learn something new! ; )

    March 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      that's soo cool. thanks, karen!

      March 12, 2014

  • deb

    hope this is in time to let someone else in. Unfortunately, life has gotten in the way of really distressing food fun and I will not be able to make this Friday evening. Hope you all enjoy the jello and spam and sauces of all types. I really am sorry to miss this one...it will probably be hilarious.

    March 12, 2014

  • patricia p.

    Changing to Indian Pudding! Actually make this for holidays - family favorite

    March 12, 2014

  • Margo L.

    Riffing on the topic of Pi Day also - but I think not this one.
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Dorito-and-Onion-Pie/?ALLSTEPS

    March 11, 2014

  • patricia p.

    Thinking Waldorf Salad

    March 11, 2014

    • Terri

      Patricia, FYI I have your gold cookie plate here.

      March 11, 2014

  • caryl

    champagne gelatine

    February 10, 2014

    • Donald N

      I made a dessert once called champagne punch, it was like a sorbet

      February 11, 2014

    • Margo L.

      I don't think it's very distressing, and I remember seeing boxes of Jello-O that you were supposed to make with club soda or other bubbly. I think it could be fun.

      March 9, 2014

  • Sholem

    We will be meeting on Albert Einstein's birthday, so I'll do a really distressing vintage inside-out recipe that is also related to Albert.

    March 9, 2014

  • Sandy AKA J.

    Sorry we have a church function that conficts

    March 9, 2014

  • Bill

    I'm sorry to have to drop out. I have two exams the next day and I really need stay home and study.

    March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a murder mystery that night- sounds like a great one that I'll be missing!

    February 25, 2014

  • Bill

    I have so many cookbooks from those eras. I even that day off, so actually cooking is a real possibility.

    February 18, 2014

  • Jennifer

    I found an interesting vintage recipe using Deviled Ham, so I bought a can to try it (haven't had it since childhood) and the flavor was way to "distressing" to use it!

    1 · February 10, 2014

    • Bill

      Canned "Deviled Ham" is no relation to the real thing. I specifically bought my 50's era food grinder to make Deviled ham.

      February 18, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Maybe Braunschweiger (smoked liver sausage) and bacon sandwiches - sounds pretty distressing to me.

    February 10, 2014

    • Bill

      Wow, I hope you bring that. I loved Braunschweiger as a child. It is much harder to find now a days. Paired with bacon, a slice of Swiss Cheese and spicy mustard...Heaven.

      February 18, 2014

  • Karen

    Dear Foodies,
    I will be away for this next event and have to postpone hosting it. Sorry for the inconvenience. I hope someone else can step up. I know I will miss a great time.
    Thanks. Karen

    February 11, 2014

  • Terri

    I found a recipe in my "1953 Pillsbury's 100 Prize Winning Recipes" booklet. Going to try the $1,000 Salmon-Cheese Pie with Vegetable Sauce recipe. (Sauce definitely will be served on the side)

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • deb

    well there is always fluffer nutter....but I am still considering the options.....

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • Gail

    I'll do the fav appetizer . . Pigs in a Blanket!

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • Margo L.

    For those who need more ideas (I am considering the cheese porcupine):
    http://www.bonappetit.com/columns/vintage-ba-columns/slideshow/should-cook-1964
    http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/article/the-15-most-insane-vintage-recipes-published-in-bon-appetit

    Notice that one item made it into both slideshows.

    February 9, 2014

  • Shelby

    I would like to claim 'carrot, pineapple, walnut jello mold' (like my mom used to make - and I didn't eat) back in the 70's.

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • caryl

    Donald claims lemon chiffon pie as his recipe

    2 · February 9, 2014

  • Sholem

    I'm looking forward to doing a really distressing vintage inside-out recipe. Either that, or I'll do a vintage inside-our really distressing recipe, maybe with some Shakespearean aspects.

    1 · February 8, 2014

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