Isn't it strange things how some holiday table fare of the past didn't quite make it to the new millenium… or a next decade for that matter. Take these old mayonaise ads, for instance. The ad on the top left suggests starting a new family holiday tradition with   this “cranberry candles” salad course. To […]

 

Isn't it strange things how some holiday table fare of the past didn't quite make it to the new millenium… or a next decade for that matter.

Take these old mayonaise ads, for instance. The ad on the top left suggests starting a new family holiday tradition with   this “cranberry candles” salad course. To me, this pretty much fits the definition of bizarre hands-down. The so-called “cranberry surprise” recipe featured in the top right ad doesn't look much better to me, however. That's not a surprise, it's a shock!

Lest you think that I'm picking excluively on mayonaire, our favorite canned luncheon meat doesn't look like it was put into any better use in this old Thanksgiving ad. Stuffed Span Birds? Where's Monty Python when you need them?

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I don't know exactly what went into this so-called vegetable loaf, but this appears to be another culinary concoction that didn't make it to the Thanksgiving tables of table. To me, this recipe appears to be defeating its purpose. As it was, I didn't like most vegetable as a kid in their natural form. Why make vegetables appear even less palatable as seen here?

A big thanks,to my Mom and my grandmothers for never subjecting me to these on Turkey Day.

But about those peas…