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(Vintage Everyday)   Whip out a "Candle Salad" at your next din-din party to get tongues & eye-brows waggling. Especially the tongues   (vintag.es) divider line
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2021-12-07 9:35:03 AM  
No utensils allowed.
 
2021-12-07 9:46:41 AM  
The candle salad is typically composed of lettuce, pineapple, banana, cherry, and either mayonnaise or, according to some recipes, cottage cheese. Whipped cream may also be used.

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2021-12-07 9:52:40 AM  
Sometimes a salad with some candles is just a salad with some candles.
 
2021-12-07 9:53:01 AM  
Excuse me while I whip this out....
 
2021-12-07 9:53:29 AM  
Old people were strange.
 
2021-12-07 9:53:54 AM  
Reminds me of when I was a naked sushi model.
 
2021-12-07 9:55:06 AM  

blatz514: The candle salad is typically composed of lettuce, pineapple, banana, cherry, and either mayonnaise or, according to some recipes, cottage cheese. Whipped cream may also be used.

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The 1950s had some horrifying foods.  This "recipe" sounds right up there with those disgusting plates of cold meats, seafood, or other savory things suspended in jello.  No wonder baby boomers are screwed up -- they got forced to eat these monstrosities and have been seeking revenge ever since.
 
2021-12-07 9:55:12 AM  
It's just a banana you sex-starved maniacs.
 
2021-12-07 9:58:35 AM  
Deck the balls.
 
2021-12-07 9:59:00 AM  
Disappointed no actual fire is involved.
 
2021-12-07 9:59:26 AM  
Are you supposed to grab the back of your head when you eat it, too?
 
2021-12-07 10:00:17 AM  
If you dessert lasts more than four hours please contact you physician.

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2021-12-07 10:00:35 AM  
"A holiday recipe. Later printed in children's cookbooks."

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2021-12-07 10:01:01 AM  

New Rising Sun: blatz514: The candle salad is typically composed of lettuce, pineapple, banana, cherry, and either mayonnaise or, according to some recipes, cottage cheese. Whipped cream may also be used.

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The 1950s had some horrifying foods.  This "recipe" sounds right up there with those disgusting plates of cold meats, seafood, or other savory things suspended in jello.  No wonder baby boomers are screwed up -- they got forced to eat these monstrosities and have been seeking revenge ever since.


Gelatins require refrigeration. So before the 1940s, only the rich could eat aspic.

Once people got home refrigerators, suddenly jello was way cool (if you'll pardon the pun).
 
2021-12-07 10:01:44 AM  

blatz514: The candle salad is typically composed of lettuce, pineapple, banana, cherry, and either mayonnaise or, according to some recipes, cottage cheese. Whipped cream may also be used.

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The whole thing is a car wreck, fruits, veggies and mayonnaise? The hell is wrong with people?
 
2021-12-07 10:03:25 AM  
For the strong of stomache. check out The Gallery of Regrettable Food:

https://www.lileks.com/institute/gall​e​ry/
 
2021-12-07 10:03:43 AM  

Salmon: Reminds me of when I was a naked sushi model.


User name checks out.
 
2021-12-07 10:04:37 AM  

New Rising Sun: blatz514: The candle salad is typically composed of lettuce, pineapple, banana, cherry, and either mayonnaise or, according to some recipes, cottage cheese. Whipped cream may also be used.

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The 1950s had some horrifying foods.  This "recipe" sounds right up there with those disgusting plates of cold meats, seafood, or other savory things suspended in jello.  No wonder baby boomers are screwed up -- they got forced to eat these monstrosities and have been seeking revenge ever since.


Remember when everything was bacon flavored, siracha flavored, and now everything has 9 million Scoville of whatever pepper is in vogue?

The only difference is instead of watching some youtube video for internet reactions and deciding it is stupid, we subjected our friends and family to these monstrosities. Because it was new and we were bored.

I use the subjective we, as I grew up in podunk midwest, where these holdover gross foods were "tradition" and as a young child, I wondered what was wrong with people eating these gross foods.

"Something different".
 
2021-12-07 10:06:53 AM  
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What
 
2021-12-07 10:09:11 AM  
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2021-12-07 10:09:24 AM  

ingo: For the strong of stomache. check out The Gallery of Regrettable Food:

https://www.lileks.com/institute/galle​ry/


Maybe wait a while after eating before going to that site.

So the question remains...why did food from the 50s til the 80s look like vomit?
 
2021-12-07 10:09:30 AM  

ingo: For the strong of stomache. check out The Gallery of Regrettable Food:

https://www.lileks.com/institute/galle​ry/


Beat me to it! I just ordered one of his books for my niece after she professed a love for Jello salads.
 
2021-12-07 10:09:44 AM  
The very last picture in TFA pretty much sums it up:

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2021-12-07 10:13:05 AM  

MagicBoris: The very last picture in TFA pretty much sums it up:

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2021-12-07 10:15:34 AM  
Nanny Ogg would approve....
 
2021-12-07 10:19:05 AM  
Pineapple, banana and maraschino cherry, my three least favorite fruits, where do I sign up?
 
2021-12-07 10:25:10 AM  
PAIGE SALAD
 
2021-12-07 10:35:07 AM  
Subby's mom had them lined up for the main course
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They thought they were in for a satisfying main dish
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But they settled for what they got, instead
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2021-12-07 10:46:36 AM  
Also remember that in the TwenCen your choice of produce was seasonal and limited.

They didn't have hydroponic tomatoes and lettuce all year round, they weren't flying in fruit and veggies from the opposite hemisphere.

their choices for salads were limited
 
2021-12-07 10:46:40 AM  
Just make it two maraschino cherries on the pineapple slice, already!
 
2021-12-07 10:50:14 AM  
this was recommended between Saturday morning cartoons when i was a kid.  no one else?  it may have been regional.  along side School House Rocks were other musical cartoon PSAs like drink water, eat beans and rice, the potato skin is good for you.  this one was a "Saturday", because it resembled a sundae(?)- cottage cheese on top of the pineapple ring held the banana upright, and idk how the grape was supposed to stay on top because my mom wasn't a crazy person, and gave me apple slices instead.
 
2021-12-07 10:50:52 AM  

DarwiOdrade: Just make it two maraschino cherries on the pineapple slice, already!


Grapes
 
2021-12-07 10:53:47 AM  
Christmas dinner if we were good:

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2021-12-07 11:04:25 AM  

Boo_Guy: blatz514: The candle salad is typically composed of lettuce, pineapple, banana, cherry, and either mayonnaise or, according to some recipes, cottage cheese. Whipped cream may also be used.

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The whole thing is a car wreck, fruits, veggies and mayonnaise? The hell is wrong with people?


Honestly, it's not that unusual of a combination.  Waldorf salad is fruit, meat, vegetables and nuts in a mayonnaise-based dressing.  Santa Barbara chicken salad uses a mayo and yogurt-based dressing in combination with almonds, apricots and chunks of chicken breast.

We used to make the candle salad for holiday dinner parties.  Boston lettuce, fresh pineapple rings, banana, plain yogurt and a maraschino cherry flame.
 
2021-12-07 11:05:20 AM  
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The 1950s and 1960s were farked up.
 
2021-12-07 11:15:23 AM  

djfitz: ingo: For the strong of stomache. check out The Gallery of Regrettable Food:

https://www.lileks.com/institute/galle​ry/

Maybe wait a while after eating before going to that site.

So the question remains...why did food from the 50s til the 80s look like vomit?


Because unless you lived on a farm all the ingredients were canned?
 
2021-12-07 11:16:44 AM  

rainbowbutter: this was recommended between Saturday morning cartoons when i was a kid.  no one else?  it may have been regional.  along side School House Rocks were other musical cartoon PSAs like drink water, eat beans and rice, the potato skin is good for you.  this one was a "Saturday", because it resembled a sundae(?)- cottage cheese on top of the pineapple ring held the banana upright, and idk how the grape was supposed to stay on top because my mom wasn't a crazy person, and gave me apple slices instead.


70s & 80s ABC Saturday Morning PSA - Make a Saturdae
Youtube jtZkqeK0GJU
 
2021-12-07 11:20:40 AM  

djfitz: ingo: For the strong of stomache. check out The Gallery of Regrettable Food:

https://www.lileks.com/institute/galle​ry/

Maybe wait a while after eating before going to that site.

So the question remains...why did food from the 50s til the 80s look like vomit?


The shiat photography available to most certainly didn't help things.

Even now a lot of food that isn't 'made for tv' can look bad rather easily.
 
2021-12-07 11:21:57 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: djfitz: ingo: For the strong of stomache. check out The Gallery of Regrettable Food:

https://www.lileks.com/institute/galle​ry/

Maybe wait a while after eating before going to that site.

So the question remains...why did food from the 50s til the 80s look like vomit?

Because unless you lived on a farm all the ingredients were canned?


We had frozen veggies in the '60's and '70's.
 
2021-12-07 11:25:40 AM  
Being entirely unfamiliar with the banana-in-pineapple version, I thought the headline was referring to cranberry candle salad, a similarly dubious foodstuff from the same era that does involve actual candles. And mayonnaise because what fruit-based salad is complete without mayo?
 
2021-12-07 11:27:20 AM  

Auntie Cheesus: Boo_Guy: blatz514: The candle salad is typically composed of lettuce, pineapple, banana, cherry, and either mayonnaise or, according to some recipes, cottage cheese. Whipped cream may also be used.

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The whole thing is a car wreck, fruits, veggies and mayonnaise? The hell is wrong with people?

Honestly, it's not that unusual of a combination.  Waldorf salad is fruit, meat, vegetables and nuts in a mayonnaise-based dressing.  Santa Barbara chicken salad uses a mayo and yogurt-based dressing in combination with almonds, apricots and chunks of chicken breast.

We used to make the candle salad for holiday dinner parties.  Boston lettuce, fresh pineapple rings, banana, plain yogurt and a maraschino cherry flame.


None of that sounds like anything I'd actually want to eat, not when mixed together anyway.

I will say using yogurt for the pener salad seems much better than mayo though.
 
2021-12-07 11:30:39 AM  
I want it on pizza
 
2021-12-07 11:35:51 AM  

i.r.id10t: Nanny Ogg would approve....


Love that cookbook...
 
2021-12-07 11:40:59 AM  
Coach McGirk:
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YOU!!!wow seriously how did you find that- wow.
 
2021-12-07 11:41:50 AM  
Looks fine to me...

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2021-12-07 11:49:56 AM  
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'I hope you like dinner, everyone.
I worked my fingers to the throbbing bone (& flicked many a bean all afternoon).'
 
2021-12-07 11:51:31 AM  
innocence is a real thing, it's just that it is also very specific to whatever it is specific to.
one may be both aware and also innocent at the same time, just depends on what the topic is as to which one you are at the moment.


Hard as it is to imagine, we, the bigger collective "we."
We really were this innocent, and everything really was a tootsie roll to them, not a shiat log or a dick.

Today the collective we has kind of reached our late teen years, so for now, everything is either a turd or a dick, and nothing is all that innocent any more.


Like sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, unless yo are a teen, and then it is for sure a dick.
 
2021-12-07 12:12:24 PM  

rainbowbutter: Coach McGirk:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/jtZkqeK0​GJU]

YOU!!!wow seriously how did you find that- wow.


Heh.

I actually have a whole Playlist of them. A while back there was a thread where "don't drown your food" was brought up and it spiraled from there.

Whenever I make Cuban black beans I still sing the "beans and rice" song and if we have baked potatoes? You gotta eat that skin, baby it's so good for you! :)
 
2021-12-07 12:23:53 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Looks fine to me...

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i do not want to know what the contents of that 'goblet' consist of. I have a horrible, self-traumatizing imagination and I need no further nightmare fuel.

I'm already amazed no one grabbed a ladle and started pouring from the top before anyone even served themselves.
 
2021-12-07 12:26:21 PM  

Boo_Guy: Auntie Cheesus: Boo_Guy: blatz514: The candle salad is typically composed of lettuce, pineapple, banana, cherry, and either mayonnaise or, according to some recipes, cottage cheese. Whipped cream may also be used.

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The whole thing is a car wreck, fruits, veggies and mayonnaise? The hell is wrong with people?

Honestly, it's not that unusual of a combination.  Waldorf salad is fruit, meat, vegetables and nuts in a mayonnaise-based dressing.  Santa Barbara chicken salad uses a mayo and yogurt-based dressing in combination with almonds, apricots and chunks of chicken breast.

We used to make the candle salad for holiday dinner parties.  Boston lettuce, fresh pineapple rings, banana, plain yogurt and a maraschino cherry flame.

None of that sounds like anything I'd actually want to eat, not when mixed together anyway.

I will say using yogurt for the pener salad seems much better than mayo though.


I actually enjoy Santa Barbara style chicken salad.  The fruit, nuts and chicken work well together in a sauce that is designed to let the flavors shine.
 
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