Starting Monday I will be posting "50's week". I turned 6 years old in 1950, so that decade was obviously formative for me. The food my mother put on the table was inexpensive (we didn't have any money to speak of), but, as I recall it, nutritious if unimaginative. The pictures above give you a little guidance about where this will be going.
The first is a roasted piece of chuck steak. The other two are self-explanatory. Get your nose down out of the air about Spam and Veleveeta. Properly prepared they are nutritious and delicious. The key is "properly prepared".
You must blanch Spam to remove some the salitiness. As for the Velveeta, it is excellent for melted cheese, but you don't need a lot of it. Be judicious.
Stand by for "50's Fascination."
In the meantime I will work hard to recall memorable things about what I was fed during those years. I promise to be my usual smart-mouth self.