Saturday, June 13, 2009

Food in 1974

After reading Liz's post yesterday, I couldn't help but chuckle and take of photo of these.

I first spotted them at the local oppy a few weeks ago. I knew that I wanted them, but I just didn't know what to do with them, so I very slowly walked away.

Of course, as soon as I got home I was kicking myself.

A week later I went back and they were still there..... hallelujah!

They're actually Weight Watchers Recipe Cards from 1974 (what a great year...ahem).

I picked out just a few of my favourites. Is it just me, or do the photos actually put you off eating anything (especially pink soup)?

20 comments:

beccasauras said...

Why does anyone need a recipe card for 'snacks on a stick'? You take your snack...put it on a stick. Duh!

Betty Jo said...

One little hole punch, a CurlyPops stamp and voila...Swingtags!
If you want more, mine are now up for grabs( Tinniegirl wants some too).
ps I found a recipe for grilled cheese on toast in my set.Exotic!

Jennifer Rose said...

yeah I was hungry, now I'm not :p

snacks on a stick? hmm I could say what I think that looks like on a stick but I will refrain (and I don't want to get in trouble :p)

Melissa Ellen said...

Oh my!!! My mother had these when I was a around 7 yo. They sat on our burnt orange laminex kitchen bench!!!

Michelle said...

Brunswick Stew looks like something that might be left in Brunswick St gutter after a BIG night out and a bad batch of Sweet and Sour Pork.

Ew.

Have a great weekend!! Don't put anything on a stick that doesn't belong there!

Cravings Frocks said...

'Snacks on a Stick' look suspiciously like kabana lollipops.

I used to have a favourite website which showed photos from 60s and 70s cookbooks with hilarious interpretations of what the picture was of. I'm trying to find it, but having no luck.

Cravings Frocks said...

Hurrah, after much searching (using the term 'pulp artist celery underwear falling') I found the website! I present, The Gallery of Regrettable Food. Please, treat yourself to this visual 'feast'!
http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/spec.html

Stacy said...

Too fun.... I'm off to a flea market on Sunday. Who knows what treasures I might find!!

daylesford organics said...

I've spent the morning going through the craft equivalent of those cards - The Golden Hands Books. Some inspiration but definitely some doozeys.
Love Kate
ps.I love the apron you made Beck for Charlotte.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

oh man. that pink soup. ack!
oh! an nothin like a good ol' snack on a stick...HA-larious.

beck said...

Before reading this I was just cold, now I'm feeling cold and also slightly sick...thanks! Nah, it's not that bad but seriously, what the heck are your going to do with them? Knowing you, something wonderful x

Sandi said...

Mmmm... the pink soup does look a bit 'sus'

Sarah said...

I can see how they help people lose weight.

Sandrine said...

Wow Weight watcher was already around in 1974;)I think the pink soup would be fun to serve;))

Nikki @ My Black Cardigan said...

Oh Cam... what drew you to these? Obviously not the pictures!

Can I set you a challenge? I dare you to make something from your 1974 Weight Watchers Recipe Cards.... and then double dare you to eat it!

Tania said...

Oh Lordy! I'm with Nikki. Make that Salmon Bisque, survive to tell the tale and I'll...I'll...I'll make you a Salmon Bisque Survivor award! Or something.

Bianca said...

I've got a bit of a thing for old cookbooks, they're terribly entertaining. Convenience Fish anyone?

PlanningQueen said...

Would love to know what convenience fish is!

superminx said...

I have the craft cards of this ilk. I can't cook to save myself (just not particularly into food), but I saw some 70s cooking magazines in folders in the style of the Golden Hands collections and was nearly (but not quite) tempted to buy them just for the same nostalgic reasons as I like the Golden Hands stuff...

Beth said...

This is terrific! Those snacks on a stick are hilarious though.