Maybe it's because I've been watching a lot of "Wiseguy", lately, but I saw those carrots as mobsters? lol Plus, it's sort of weird that the carrots are celebrating being popular FOOD, since, well, they're being eaten. o_O (Yes, I overthink things.)
"add half a tablespoon of Wesson Oil for each person served"

Well, yeah, because it's not enough to boil all the taste and nutrition out of an otherwise healthy vegetable; you have to add empty calories to really f*** them up.

I'll have mine steamed, please, and stop right there!
Actually cooking and adding fat improves the absorption of the beta-carotene in carrots by about a third.

Carrots are really nice if you slice them, parboil them, and the roast them in the oven with butter and black pepper
I knew that nutrition class would be useful one day.

My favorite way to prepare carrots is also roasting. First, I steam them for a few minutes then mix with Yukon gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, red onions, minced garlic, parsley, and a drizzle of olive oil. I roast the whole kit and kaboodle at 350 for an hour, turning after 30 minutes. It is a great side dish and makes for happy vegetarians at the holidays: )
suicide food almost sounds like a good idea for a contest theme.....or a weekend....what do you think?
you think there'd be enough for a whole contest or for a weekend? i should query the group, but i'll just ask you here now.....
that's what i was thinking too!!! thank you for your feedback!! i'll put this on the weekend theme list! :)
I dunno. They look more like members of the Carrot Mafia than suicide food. Odds are they're celebrating having sent the Easter Bunny to swim with the fishes.
Got a year and source for this? I'd love to know where it appeared.
In the ad, it says, "Our slogan for 1936..." No idea of source, though.

Edited at 2012-10-20 05:39 pm (UTC)
I was kind of amazed at the idea of pouring oil in with boiling veg - but when Chinese greens are cooked peanut or sesame oil is often added, sometimes heated to smoking point.

I wonder what kind of oil Wesson was/is?

I know, I've never heard of adding oil to boiling water except as a mistake that people often make when making pasta...
"I wonder what kind of oil Wesson was/is?"

Back then, it would have been cottonseed oil. Nowadays, Wesson's "vegetable oil" product is soybean oil. They also market canola oil, corn oil, and a canola/soybean blend.