It's RETRO MIMI!
Most of you probably know me from my other blog "The Retro Weight Watchers Experiment". You know the one where I tortured myself for FOUR FREAKING YEARS by cooking and eating recipes from the 1972 Weight Watchers program? Remember my blog post about Frankfurter Spectacular? That was fun. Or perhaps you recall my blog post about Fluffy Mackerel Pudding? Yeah that was horrifying.
Well, after a 3-year hiatus, I am embarking on a new culinary adventure:
One Retro Salad per week.
Ok Ok - I am only kidding about the forever part - LOL. But seriously, I am not quite sure how or why this happened, but I just woke up one day this Summer and realized something very special has been missing from my life. And that thing was: GELATIN. Simple as that.
For some reason, folks in the 1960's and 1970's just LOVED to encase things in gelatin and call them "salads". Yes - it's creepy. Yes - it's kind of gross. But during my time as a Retro WW gal, I developed a fondness (read: obsession) for gel cookery and the art of suspending things in jello. It became a hobby for me - a creative outlet. Why you ask? Whatever. It's just my thing. I will explain more about that in an upcoming post.
So for now I will just say hello again, old friends! I hope those of you who liked the Retro WW Experiment will LOVE my new adventure: Once Upon a Salad.
I can't wait to get back in the kitchen and start turning your stomachs again! Woohoo! So stay tuned and please comment below to holler back at me. I would love to know if all my Retro gal pals are still out there!