Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Retro Tuesday! More vintage ads

Today on Retro Tuesday...More vintage ads!

I'm still leafing through my 1962 Family Circle. I can't recall where I bought that magazine....But it's loads of fun!

First ad: Miracle whip. A product I don't use anymore (too sweet). I would slather some everywhere when I was a kid and it was my mom's mayonnaise, didn't have any other stuff. Can you believe it has a blend of 20 ground spices to create that unmistakeable taste? 20? Are you kidding me? And Jell-o salad eeeewwww! That is such a weird thing: sandwich spread with fruit,nuts and gelatin (OMG I feel a gag coming on). I know,I know it's a matter of taste!

My mom's family had one of those at every occasion and I knew better than whine about it. I was going to eat it even if it killed me! I'm sure some of you have been there- Back then there was no pussyfooting about food. You cleaned your plate and you shut up! No 'Don't worry dear, I'm gonna fix you something else'. It sure tought me to eat everything!

Campbell's soup still a staple in most of our kitchens.Funny how some products stand the test of time so well. I use it most for recipes. I do Cream of Mush pork chops and Cream of chicken pot pie and sometimes pork chops in tomato soup.

However this ad being 47 years old inspired me to try other recipes with Campbell's....I like chicken breasts but not a whole piece in my plate. I find it too dry. So I'm glad they are using a whole chicken in those recipes, and it's cheaper too! So I'm definitely keeping my eyes opened for a chicken sale!

What can I say...I'd rather save on groceries so I can splurge on Pyrex!

Ok this one floors me!

First of all she doesn't even look fat. Second, I think every women would sweat in a girdle...

And nobody will catch me sprinkling this stuff on a sanitary napkin...I feel an itch coming on!

This product doesn't exist anymore...What will a plump girl do? What will I do? Should I refrain from going out because I might stink?

I take a shower, this is what I do!

So don't forget to visit www.crazysuburbanmom.com for more Retro Tuesday!

(Wake up Tracy, you're late....I can't link up...)


Mom Walds Place said...

What really scares me is that there may actually have been people who said, "Hey, Jello with a mayo salad sounds great!"

Be afraid, be very afraid...

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh. My. Girdle. Okay...first that jello thing is bad enough without the 20 special spices in miracle whip... so yeah. gag coming on.

And second....I just, just the other day used cream of chicken in a chicken recipe with whole chicken pieces and know what? YUM. so Im with you.

And third. STOUT? shes so not stout first off... and yeah, itching... and ive seen ads for that, but not that one. its the best!

Maureen said...

I grew up on Miracle Whip too. Switched to the "Light" version a few years ago and now I don't like the regular stuff. Like you said, too sweet.

Oh that last ad! I'm not sure whether I want to keep my mouth closed or go off on a tangent! Is it any wonder girls have confidence issues? "Quest"? "stout"? That's all I'll say.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

You know what...I so think that stout model is margaux Hemmingway. Mariel's sister... Been thinking who it looks like all day and I think its her. Cant find any really young pics but... there are a few that resemble her

Vonlipi said...

CSM Margaux Hemmingway was born in 1955. The mag is from 1962. I think she was too young to perspire in her nether regions...

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Ah, good point.

Although I'm disturbed having had to think about it...