Sunday, August 20, 2006

It's Broiled and I'm calling it Dinner!...the leftovers

Here is the leftovers from the swapatorium post for last friday. Not my finest but it'll do......

Hello dear Swapatorium readers! For this month's vintage recipe installment I wanted to make something that looked really hideous. I wanted it to be so hideous that it would turn your stomach and send you all scampering off to cash in a 'round trip meal ticket' by it's mere image. And then I found this....It's Broiled Ham and Lima Beans.

Better Homes and Gardens Meat Cook Book 1965

It's being smothered in a blanket of brownish yellow sludge! Yum yum! Well I proceeded to make this dish with such high hopes and well.... compared to mine, the original actually looks fairly appetizing. Tell me "it's hideous" folks, and make my day!

I had such expectations of an exact reproduction. I went wrong by using canned lima beans which have no color left to them, even though the " serving suggestion" image on the exterior of the can shows them in a lovely shade of bright green. LIES!! My second downfall was not using finely shredded sludge, I mean cheese. Learn from my mistakes friends. Flavor-wise it's not too bad at all, just keep your eyes shut while eating!


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8 comments:

MaryAnn said...

Wow, that's gross. You are my idol.

amanda button said...

eeeeeeeeuuuuuuwww! It *IS* hideous, no doubt about it! I bet my mom would love it! LOL!

msdramateacherlady said...

That looks disgusting! Doubled with the fact I hate legumes...yuck!

mary b said...

wow, the lima beans were bad enough, then I read the recipe: American cheese... The inhumanity!

Cindy Lou said...

LOL! My mother used to make a very similar dish using pork chops instead of ham. I hated it. Because of it I have an inordinate dislike for all things lima bean.

elisa said...

MMMMM, yummy, lol, i wonder if it's better w/cheddar.

Angela said...

Wow... it's amazing the things you can do with American Cheese.

Miss Dottie said...

I think your parsley trimmings add a great deal to this er... interesting dish.

There is just something rather unappetizing about lima beans, but A+ for effort, of course! A+ indeed!