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Mid-Century Menu–Deluxe Hot Chicken Salad

Mid-Century Menu–Deluxe Hot Chicken Salad

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By RetroRuth What can I say?  Sometimes the Mid-Century Menu is just good, clean fun. Well, most of the time it’s not good or clean (teats!). But heck, it’s always fun. This week we get to have good AND clean fun, because nothing in this week’s Menu even remotely looks…

Mid-Century Menu – Macaroni Stroganoff

Mid-Century Menu – Macaroni Stroganoff

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By RetroRuth Hello all my little Mid-Modlets! It is that spine-tinglingly, lip-smackingly exciting time again! You THINK I am going to say “Time for the Mid-Century Menu”, but I have to say it is even more exciting than that. It’s Spam time.  Oh yes. And the Spam recipe comes out…

Mid-Century Menu – Fried Lettuce & Peas, Cottage Cheese Lime Gelatin

Mid-Century Menu – Fried Lettuce & Peas, Cottage Cheese Lime Gelatin

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By RetroRuth 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:…

Mid-Century Menu Contest Finalist #3 – Creamed Eggs in Corned Beef Crust

Mid-Century Menu Contest Finalist #3 – Creamed Eggs in Corned Beef Crust

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By RetroRuth Holy Cow!  The Worst Mid-Century Recipe Contest marches onward, and there are plenty of horrible recipes still to choose from.  Finalist #3 is a peach of a recipe from Sharon, aka Charm and Poise on Flickr, and the curator of the hilariously horrible group Gee, That Food Looks Terrible.  Though her…

Mid-Century Menu Contest Finalist – Summer Salad Pie

Mid-Century Menu Contest Finalist – Summer Salad Pie

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By RetroRuth Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Mid-Century Aficionados of All Ages!  Let me present to you the first Finalist for the Worst Mid-Century Menu Contest: Miss Marwood and her horrible Summer Salad Pie! *Muted cheering. Some gagging* I know, I know.  I said I wasn’t going to start…

Mid-Century Menu – Corn Pancakes with Hot Dog Sauce and Tangy Marshmallow Pie

Mid-Century Menu – Corn Pancakes with Hot Dog Sauce and Tangy Marshmallow Pie

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By RetroRuth Okay, okay, first things first. Before we get to the corn/hot dog mess, I have to ask: Have you entered our Mid-Century Menu Worst Recipe contest yet? No?  Then you should!!! The deadline for entry is TOMORROW at midnight! Email your entry to me at ruth@nopatternrequired.com .  The…

Mid-Century Menu – None Such Mince Meat Cupcakes

Mid-Century Menu – None Such Mince Meat Cupcakes

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By RetroRuth Happy Wednesday!  I hope that your holiday weekends were all fantastic.  Mine…was wet. Very wet.  Tom and I drove to see my parents and drop off little Clark (one of the last of the foster kittens) with them, and afterwards did some camping in the UP.  Ugh.  I…

Mid-Century Menu – Seafoam Cantaloupe Pie

Mid-Century Menu – Seafoam Cantaloupe Pie

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Oh God.  You know we are going to make something truly terrible when we recieve a mid-century recipe from reader that has fascinated and horrified them for months, but also freaks them out too much for them to make it!  Thanks to reader Miss Marwood, who sent us this amazing submission…

The Mid-Century Menu – Ham-Banana Casserole

The Mid-Century Menu – Ham-Banana Casserole

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By RetroRuth Hoooweee. We really pulled out all the stops this week on the Mid-Century Menu. I can’t wait until you guys get a load of this one.  But I am getting ahead of myself.  *Ahem* This week on the Mid-Century Menu, we are cooking out of this cute book…

Mid-Century Menu – Lazy Lady’s Casserole

Mid-Century Menu – Lazy Lady’s Casserole

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By RetroRuth Hi, Everyone!! Welcome to another great Mid-Century Menu.  This week Tom and I decided to go back to one of the basics of mid-century cooking.  But not gelatin.  We aren’t feeling crazy enough this week to go that far.  We decided to pick a tamer basic.  Spam. *Muted cheering* I…

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