01 August 2013 @ 08:38 pm
Contest Entry: 1940s Lady's Home Journal, Shrimp Ring With Cheese over Rice  
shrimp ring with cheese

And some bonus ham, but the ad is cropped so this is just for fun:

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laurel_hardy: pic#100340917laurel_hardy on August 2nd, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
I think the first one works best as abstract art. But as food all three fail to appeal to the eye. Was American 'cuisine' really as bleak these suggest?
John Holton: magikistjohn_holton on August 2nd, 2013 03:32 am (UTC)
If these are from the WWII part of the 1940's, it probably was.
laurel_hardy: pic#100340917laurel_hardy on August 3rd, 2013 01:15 am (UTC)
Lots of folks were doing their Liberty Gardens in the backyard for a reason.
Sid: white flowerssidlj on August 2nd, 2013 03:48 am (UTC)
Yes, because that big mound of parsley makes no sense whatsoever, and if you're mkaing a cheese sauce, there are hundreds of better choices than American cheese.

And I don't want cheese sauce on my shrimp!
batgurl10: pic#106287474batgurl10 on August 2nd, 2013 04:03 am (UTC)
cheese on Any seafood is ....
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on August 2nd, 2013 04:33 am (UTC)
The Italians consider it a crime. But I just adore shrimp quesadilla, lobster mornay and oysters parmesan. mmmmmmmmm
pikkewyntjie: permpikkewyntjie on August 2nd, 2013 04:08 am (UTC)
The only time shrimp and cheese belong together in the same dish is shrimp and grits.
batgurl10: pic#106287474batgurl10 on August 2nd, 2013 04:02 am (UTC)
at the risk of sounding redundant. I could seriously NOT eat any of the food that is usually posted on here. I find them utterly fascinating from an anthropological perspective. But no yuck ew. My inner 5 year old says. XD
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on August 2nd, 2013 04:27 am (UTC)
There's that parsley again!
laurel_hardy: pic#100340917laurel_hardy on August 3rd, 2013 01:16 am (UTC)
It's nutritious!
Ejia Arath: ur flavr iz deelishusejia_arath03 on August 2nd, 2013 06:13 am (UTC)
I am one of the "put cheese on ALL the (savory) things!" crowd. Shrimp and cheese doesn't sound far-fetched to me. But that thing still doesn't look anywhere near appetizing.

Also, it says "garnish with parsley", not "use the dish as a pot to plant the damn thing in". Adding more parsley than there is main dish does not make it more classy.
Mike: weeniesprogbear on August 2nd, 2013 06:40 am (UTC)
Oh great, Kraft! That means I get to post this:

Opinyunz. I haz dem.: Ewwwwww!hannahsarah on August 2nd, 2013 08:35 am (UTC)
Ads like these make me SO happy to be Jewish!
Geek Queen: star trek 'use the force jim!'1geek_queen on August 2nd, 2013 11:52 am (UTC)

The shrimp look more like bugs in that picture. =P
bradygirl_12: captain america sunburstbradygirl_12 on August 2nd, 2013 04:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm thinking this is from the WWII part of the decade. You could only stretch the good meat so far with your points before you started serving this or seeking out the local black market.

branwynn: Bran-PinkFloydbranwynn on August 2nd, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)

The shrimp dish should've been a photo and not artwork, unless it truly looks more disgusting in real life.

The ham roll reminds me of a family size Hot Pocket -I'd try it.
A Goat with a Warning: hwaet ye foqquemeleth on August 3rd, 2013 03:32 am (UTC)
Honestly, all I can think, when I look at that vile shrimp thing, is "somebody please help Will Graham."

(spoilers, sweetie)
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