01 August 2013 @ 08:37 am
CONTEST ENTRY: Regrettable Australian Children's Salad  
1.  Pineapple and ... BEETS.  That's what kids clamor for.
2. The Mad Pineapple King, top right, cursing this dish
3. The x_x Egg Santa that's given up all hope
4. "no argument" - yeah right

Golden Circle, 1965
from the amazing tumblr vivatvintage
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raktajinos: janewayBAMFraktajinos on August 1st, 2013 03:44 pm (UTC)
surprisingly....beets and pineapple work really well together in a salad. Mix in some mixed greens and goats cheese with a poppyseed vinaigrette and you've got a tasty side.
Brian Pierce: Smilecaptain_slinky on August 1st, 2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah I'm okay with the pineapple and beets... it's the pineapple and HARD BOILED EGG that makes me want to hurl! The sassy-sweet acidity of pineapple combined with the sulfurous goodness of hard boiled egg???
mellzie_1963: madmenmellzie_1963 on August 2nd, 2013 12:34 pm (UTC)
Hard-cooked eggs marinated in the brine from pickled beets is a delicacy!
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on August 1st, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
At first glance, I thought those beets were Oreo cookies.
bradygirl_12: clex (picnic)bradygirl_12 on August 1st, 2013 04:19 pm (UTC)
Yes for sheer horror! ;)
murakozi: pornovisionmurakozi on August 1st, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Frankfurters with co*k rings, a hard boiled egg with cloves stuck in it that looks as if it's sitting on a pineapple commode, tomato and radishes for some color, and what look like cat claws on a bed of beets. Yup! It just screams "Fun for the kids!"
Phil: building facegreatbearmd on August 1st, 2013 04:49 pm (UTC)
Children OF THE CORN salad! Yikes!
franklanguage: trucknbusfranklanguage on August 2nd, 2013 03:21 am (UTC)
Exactly…it sounds like they needed to add protein, but the whole thing is too contrived.

Those tomato slices look like real tomato, though.
pikkewyntjie: permpikkewyntjie on August 1st, 2013 05:46 pm (UTC)
Storybook platter? I guess the Australian version of Humpty Dumpty must be really different than the one I know. I do not recall anything about him sitting on a pile of pineapple. I won't bother to ask what the sausages represent.

Since we're on the subject, I have often wondered why Humpty Dumpty is traditionally represented as an egg and how that started.
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on August 1st, 2013 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, we eat this salad every day down under! Blech. btw Hot dogs in Australia are truly dreadful. They really have no idea here.
Sid: white flowerssidlj on August 1st, 2013 07:30 pm (UTC)
I would still find this largely regrettable today, and as a child I would have gingerly rescued a hot dog, and slathered it in ketchup to offset any flavor contamination.

thehappycat: iconthehappycat on August 1st, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)

I would definitely argue against this salad, if only because of my qualms against serving oddly phallic sausages to children. (shudder)
Ejia Arath: The ol' standby.ejia_arath03 on August 1st, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
Someone really hates children. Yes!
twillery: inuyasha32's happy pikachutwillery on August 2nd, 2013 12:06 am (UTC)
...I would *pay* to see what people of any age would react to that sitting on a buffet table of the here and now!^^
My name is Freezer and my anti-drug is porn: Kasumi of the DOA gamesfreezer on August 2nd, 2013 01:02 am (UTC)
And sure: "no argument" as in :"Shut up and eat! I don't wanna hear another word!"
John Holton: magikistjohn_holton on August 2nd, 2013 04:04 am (UTC)
I think this qualifies as child abuse.
Geek Queen: loci goren and deakins1geek_queen on August 2nd, 2013 11:19 am (UTC)

At first, I thought the beetroot slices in the front were Oreo cookies.

Edited at 2013-08-02 11:23 am (UTC)
Catty Feminist: 2011jocelmeow on August 3rd, 2013 03:35 pm (UTC)
I loved beets as a kid and still do. A sweet vegetable - what's not to like?
Catty Feminist: 2011jocelmeow on August 3rd, 2013 03:41 pm (UTC)
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