The Crazy Suburban Mom: Retro-Tuesday with a triple dose of sodium

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Retro-Tuesday with a triple dose of sodium

My issues with creepy 50's/60's jello monstrosities are well known so I'm not going to beat that gelatinous horse today.  There is another food that baffles me.

 I love so much about that era but I don't understand why they took foods that didn't need gilding and turned them into the stuff of nightmares.


What was up with the bizarre treatment of hot dogs?

This article promised a lot...


Too much.  Some things are perfect already.

A hot dog.  A bun. Period.  This...



But this business...


Green and red peppers cooked in water served over scrambled eggs and topped with weenie shrapnel?

What evil, twisted mind thought of that?




This recipe falls under that whole, why are the hot dogs standing up thing?  So many recipes call for having your hot dogs vertical and what in the world is up with that?


I guess there might be some appeal in this last one because there are very few things not improved by bacon but how much sodium can you serve your family before it's actually a misdemeanor?



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Stacie's Madness 6/15/10, 11:54 AM  

holy hot dogs. jeez, who knew they could be soo versitile

Maureen 6/15/10, 12:34 PM  

Funny post and that's some crazy hot dog action!

dddiva 6/15/10, 1:28 PM  

LMAO that's hysterical

Babes Mami 6/15/10, 5:57 PM  

I am consistently disturbed by the food retro days. We used to do pigs in a blanket, cresent roll wrapped around a hot dog. Tasty. However all of this dressing up of hot dogs...even calling them frankfurters...ewwww.

Steve 6/15/10, 11:31 PM  

Those look Delicious! I want to try the first one, with cheese and eggs. Anything with fewer than five ingredients is fine with me!

J Sedai 6/16/10, 5:13 PM  

I think my kids might eat the eggs and hot dogs with peppers? they like peppers, and eggs, and who doesn't like a fried hot dog.

here they do this thing where they split the bottom half of mini hot dogs open and then fry it so that it looks like an octopus when cooked. it's kinda cute?

and I can kinda see the succotash dish because I've always done that with a bit of ham in it to give it a bit of salty ness, and the hot dogs would do the same thing, but the standing them all up on top is CREEPY. in fact I think most of these dishes are just using the hot dogs for their salty meaty flavor, and using hot dogs cause they're cheap. but also, they're cheap so it's gonna taste cheap? I say spend a lil more $$ and use a better cut of ham or just use those lil ham packets I found in the hispanic section!

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