Just a quick reminder that the Virtual 40’s-70’s Party is coming up and posts should be made by August 15th. And don’t forget about the accompanying Does My Blog Look Tacky in This? contest!

In case you need a little inspiration, I did a quick, online search and found some winsome recipes from the 50’s. Ack!

You don’t really even need to read the recipes to know they’re good; the title says it all. Here are a few of my faves:

Baked Corn Chex ‘N’ Cheese Custard
He-Man’s Tuna Noodle Casserole (made with Ritz!)
Lemonade Fried Chicken (uses frozen lemonade concentrate as a brine!)
Pepsi-Cola Cake With Broiled Peanut Butter Frosting (uh…)
Fresca Cake With Maraschino Frosting

I actually might have to make this one:

Red Hot “Salad” (I decided to put quotes around “salad”)
Servings: 6

6 oz Cherry Jell-O (2 Pkgs)
4 oz Red Hots Candy
3 c Boiling Water
20 oz Pineapple, crushed and undrained
2 c Applesauce

Dissolve Jell-O and red hots (also known as Cinnamon Imperials) in boiling water. When cooled to room temperature, add pineapple and applesauce. Pour into oiled 8-cup mold. Chill before serving.

Then I found a few great book excerpts from the 40’s, 60’s and 70’s. I especially love the Conway Twitty burger and the “Legal” Martini using instant chicken broth and canned mushrooms.

Those of you attending my real-time party… don’t worry. I’ll be making real martinis.