Whew! This post is ANOTHER entry from the Mid-Century Menu Worst Recipe Contest. It is the second to last one, and am I ever happy about that! You guys really came up with some doozies for us to choke down. This horrifying combo comes from Gabrielle, who writes:
Make Gelatin. (Every good Mid-Century Meal should include gelatin)
Add non-sensical and disgusting things to your gelatin, like cottage cheese, onion and celery, which you wouldn’t even eat if they accidently got mixed together on your plate let alone dumped into something sweet.
Pour into a mold designed to make a pile of barf look edible.
Congratulations. You have just ruined your jello.
Okay, on to step 2.
Take your vegetable and cut it in a way that will be awkward for everyone to eat.
Now, cook vegetable until it is limp and half dead in the pan.
Now add an ingredient that is unnecessary and makes no sense whatsoever.
Serve over some form of white starch.
Congratulations. You have just ruined your vegetables.
Now, it’s fun time. Find an unsuspecting (or innocent) family member. Tell them dinner is ready, and watch their faces while they try to figure out what the heck dinner is supposed to be.
Say something clever and inspired like, “It’s a salad” or “Vegetables are good for you” until they are suckered into eating it.
Now, this is the most important step. DO NOT LAUGH while they are eating it. Even when they make faces like this:
Or, in the case of lime gelatin, faces like this:
Now, make yourself a huge martini with triple olives, since you aren’t going to be eating much dinner. Move food around on your plate until it looks like you have eaten something.
THE VERDICT: Gross. The lettuce pea thing didn’t taste like much except canned peas, but it was really greasy. The lime gelatin salad was disgusting.
This one’s for you, Gabrielle!!!