Things That Used to be Exotic


Ah, here we are again, planning our New Year’s party menu. What to serve, what to serve…

Thank goodness for Hormel!  We can have an international dinner!! Just like that wild Italian food that we’ve loved from Chef Boy’ar’dee…it’s authentic!

Those “far-away land” dishes that are among the hardest in the world to make – Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Cacciatore and Kottbullar (Swedish Meatballs)!  And in cans no less!  What a joy! 

Just pop a few tops, dirty a few saucepans and warm up those chafing dishes…your New Year revelers will think you’ve slaved for DAYS!!  Of course, being the ultimate housewife, you’ll have to make sure you get rid of all the cans (what with 26 people coming, you’ll need a few cans…), rub some flour on your face, pull down a piece from your Italianesque hairdo and fool them all!  

Oh, and don’t forget to stock the bar.  No one notices the food after a few martinis.

Isn’t it nice living in this “jet age” where we can get all these exotic foods right in our own supermarket?  What did we ever do before?


Dolores said…
No party for us this year..... but in times past, I would love to have tamales, chili and cheese. Talk about heart burns...Ugh!

We just might pop a top!!
Serve a few drinks early in the evening, then sliced Spam will seem like a Gourmet Hors D'oeuvres.

Once a year we have a pot luck dinner party "I would never eat that" which is your favorite dish that no one else likes. Spam soup is always a hit, or whatever the opposite of hit is.

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Asta said…
Don't fowget to have the lentils fow good luck (ow if you'we fwom the souf, blackeyed peas)

Mommi missed the snow so much when she lived in LA that it was one of the weasons fow them to move to NY I pawsonally have aways only known fouw seasons and I love them all
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Jim said…
What did we ever do before you ask! Well, we didn't develop stomach problems for one and we didn't fall for all this mush! lol
Hope you have something more palatable Barbara for New Years! Have a good one.
I hope you won't be hurt if I skip your party this year. No, of course it has nothing to do with what you're serving. I'm not so shallow as to make a decsion based on who's serving what!
houndstooth said…
Hee hee! I'm pretty sure we lived longer because all the preservatives weren't killing us!
3 doxies said…
Openin' cans is too much truble fur my mum...we'll do take out and make dad go pick it up.
I'll just haves beer and Cheeto's! Wanna join me? We can sit on da porch and laff at da neighbors...good times!

Whew, hated all the canned kids foods when I was a kid. I can't imagine the adult food was much better.

Good thing we were too poor to afford the "rich" canned food lol...
Mack said…
I'm not soo sure even I would eat those!
Breezy said…
I'm still laughing.. and ever so glad I don't have to eat any of that!!

Happy New Year
The Thuglets said…
Sounds erm....interesting. LOL But think even we would give them a miss.

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