Great article on the interwebs today about Retro Holiday Foods that have, according to the authors, gladly been forgotten…although…I’m not so sure…
I thought this Shrimp Christmas Tree was brilliant…it reminded me a little of Yinzerella’s Shrimp Sputniks from a few days ago. I also loved that massive goblet of sauce… I had a little bet with myself that it would be nothing more than ketchup and mayo and…almost!
I”m doing this…Christmas 2014, your name is Shrimp Christmas Tree. Recipe here.
Funnily enough, this also reminded me of the lovely Yinzerella:
Whereas this just made me giggle for hours. Because I’m really a 12-year-old boy…
I’d ask what were they were thinking but it’s kind of obvious….
The Pita Bread Christmas Trees below are adorable. And, will be featuring in my Christmas menus.
As will the Party Loaf. I did find the recipe for Susan’s Party Loaf as mentioned in the article, however I preferred this one from Betty Crocker purely for the completely unnecessary use of food colouring…you know you’re taking a ride on the way-back machine when that happens.
Plus it’s got carrots made into flowers and i just bought a flower shaped cutter from Daiso that I’m itching to use. Stay tuned…
And the Madras Cocktail ? Take a look at this piece of awesomeness…
Don’t drink them all they say? Who are they kidding? The recipe which is here
put me in mind of the old Dorothy Parker quote:
“I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I’m under the table,
after four I’m under the host.”
This thing might not just knock your socks off, it could take your ankles with it.
I can’t wait to try it!
So what retro treats are you all planning for Christmas?