Today's episode: Golden shrimp puff.
Some friends of ours held a Mid Century Potluck the other night and I made a dish from a recipe I found in the 1967 edition of the Betty Crocker Hostess Cookbook. I chose this dish because it looked easy to make and I thought it might taste good, but mainly because it looked easy to make.
Next I cut off the crusts from ten slices of white bread, then I cubed up the slices, and laid them to rest in my rectangular Pyrex baking dish.
Then in my giant measure cup, I cracked six eggs and whisked them together.
To the eggs I added three cups of milk, 3/4 tablespoon of dried mustard, 1/2 tsp of salt, and two tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley and I mixed it all together.
Then I dumped in two cups of reduced fat cheddar, the recipe called for 'processed American cheese,' but I sacrificed that bit of authenticity. I dumped my shrimp in and then I poured the mixture over my bead cubes:
The verdict: It tasted kind of odd and it severely lacked spices and flavoring. The egginess of it was almost overpowering. It tasted like baked eggs that let other shit get in it's way. Would I make it again? Probably not but it was fun to try it.
The other food at the party was actually very good, aside from the fact that most of it consisted of various incarnations of Spam and Jell-O based creations. My dish was an also ran in a tight field of surprisingly tasty dishes from the past.