Tuesday, July 5, 2011

1950's week

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.


Bo said...

This sounds like a fun series.

Michael Toa said...

I actually quite like spam. I don't know what the fuss about. I look forward to the series.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I'm looking forward to seeing how you prepare Spam properly! I'm intrigued.

Pegasuslegend said...

I couldnt beleieve going to Hawaii that this is a national food on the menu there. Actually was a spam festival during the time I was there. ITs on the mcdonalds menu there as well. Actually, it was a staple in the 50's and still is, I love this series and cant wait to see more. Those were the days my friend! That was a song too! lol nice post!

Jenn said...

Waiting patiently :)

Care's Kitchen said...

very cool!

The Glamorous Gourmet said...

Love your blog & can't wait to see what you post next for 1950's week! I actually just used Velveeta for the first time to make Rotel dip over the Fourth of July weekend. It is sinfully delicious:)

Pam said...

I am looking forward to this! The 50's were pretty great; afterall, there was Elvis!

Chris said...

You were alive in the 50s? Did you know Fonz and Richie Cunningham?

(I really did ask that of my mother when I was a kid back in the 70s)

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