Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Retro Tuesday: Entertaining with Salads

Today on Retro Tuesday I wanted something summery...because it is snowing in my neck of the woods....BRRR!
 So our lovely (it's up to you to decide) pictures are courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens Salad Book 1958.

This one is a 'Buffet Bowl'. Love the tomatoes,olives,green peppers, assorted veggies....EWWWW! Anchovies, they so remind me of salty eyebrows. I only use anchovy paste, it's so much more civilised.And EWWW! too on the luncheon meat. Leftover meat parts (you know which ones) thrown in the grinder and molded in a meaty goodness brick. PASS!


 The Supper Salad Wheel. the presentation really appealed to me on this one. Look Tracy it's aqua!
This is a vegeterian's delight and a retro lover's as well. Those dishes are to die for! I so want that beverage serving set...What puzzles me is the entire cauliflower in the center...I would like to see my guests faces if I served this...How to attack the big white brain in the middle....

Pink Pears for luncheon. I so see little old blue haired ladies in tea rooms enjoying this one. Visually it's a girly girl's dream, all pink,frilly and look at that plate (I want plates like that!). However 2 canned pear halves with cream cheese on a pretty plate don't seem to satisfy my midday craving.....

Now be a dear and walk,skip or jump over at Tracy's retro extravaganza Crazy Suburban Mom for more delicious vintage goodies!

7 comments:

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

salty eyebrows?

Bwa-ahhahahahah! and gag, too...but mostly....

Bwa-hahahahaha. Cookbooks were funny weren't they? However did they get people to buy them with those Frankenstein creations and all...

and so yes on the dishes and glasses too.

Mimi said...

I am in LOVE with any & all BH&G cookbooks. I have a few in my collection, and sometimes I just sit and look thru them b/c they make me happy. The illustrations are always so cheery yet odd. Makes me want to put on a frilly apron!

Mick said...

Hmmm Maybe some ideas for "As Time Goes By" ?! Haha Von-Lip, you've got to send us a vintage looking picture and join us in spirit!!! *Please* :) go see the "Extra Extra Read All About It" post on my page!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Yup! I love those dishes. And thanks for clarifying what that white thingie in the middle was.

Maureen said...

Salty eyebrows? As in Captain Highliner?

It's snowing? It's snowing! Are you kidding! My daughter (the Montreal one) is in Mexico and she won't be happy if there's snow around when she gets home

Thrifted Treasure said...

I cracked up when I read "salty eyebrows"!!! Oh the glamour of a retro buffet, all that cholesterol!

Thrifted Treasure said...

I cracked up when I read "salty eyebrows"!!! Oh the glamour of a retro buffet, all that cholesterol!