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.
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!