August 18, 2010Mid-Century Menu – Voting for WORST Mid-Century Recipe!
This is it!!! And so begins the voting for the Worst Mid-Century Recipe Contest. To bring everyone up to speed, these are the recipes that were submitted by YOU, the readers, for the dubious honor of being crowned the Worst Mid-Century Recipe, and this stunning vintage prize pack:
*Note: Fabulous Conant-Ball Table not included! 🙂
There was a flood of responses. Tom and I sat down with our laptop and a barf bag, and pared the entries down to a lean, disgusting four.
Ummm…does this one even need an intro??
A cheese crust, tomato/lemon gelatin filling (of pure evil!), all topped off with tuna salad. Ack.
This is what Miss Marwood had to say for herself:
I hope you find it as disgusting as I do!
Cheers to a fun blog contest!
Here is a photo of the finished “tower”:
And Tom’s reaction:
I think this was a disappointing one for everyone!
The Verdict: Surprisingly tasteless. For all the scary trappings of this thing, it wasn’t bad at all. I mean, it wasn’t great, but we have totally eaten worse. Disaster averted!
To see the whole, gut-churning post, click HERE.
This one is exciting because it is the only non-gelatin-based dish chosen as a finalist. And it beat out other gelatin dishes, so you know it has to be gag-tacular.
Here is what Sharon had to say for herself:
The Verdict: Not bad. Tom ate it. If you don’t like cream of mushroom soup, don’t try this. The eggs were totally stupid, but not gag-inducing. I feel sorry for the poor bride who tried to serve this to company. Yeck.
To see the whole, ridiculous post, click HERE.
So, this is the entry that has caused the most controversy, from hard-core readers, casual readers, and even my friends and family. It turns out some of you REEEEEEALY like tongue. 🙂
But I have to tell all of you, a boiled tongue, before it has been skinned, looks disgusting.
Here is the finished dish:
Here is Tom’s reaction:
The Verdict: Tom claimed it was good. That the tongue just tasted like beef and it was fine with him. I just couldn’t get it down enough to even taste it, really. It was chewy. And that is all I am going to say.
To read the whole, controversial post, click HERE.
So, those are your finalists!!!! Please vote for the recipe that you think is the WORST Mid-Century Recipe! Voting will close on August 24th at midnight, and the winner will be announced in the August 25th Mid-Century Menu post. Good luck to all of our finalists!