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    Hilarious 1974 Weight Watchers Recipes

    I've known about this website for probably 10 years now. If you haven't seen these and want a really good laugh, I highly recommend it.

    I'll start y'all off with one of my favorite links. The descriptions are as hilarious as the unappetizing food. Feel free to look through the entire set. You won't be disappointed!

    http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards/scaryorangesalad.html
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    __ (I once got that as a result when taking a "Which Weight Watchers recipe are you?" quiz. )

    Not one of those looks edible.
    I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818

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    GASP! I came across this about 8 years ago and still go back to it when I need a good laugh.

    Its years later and the Liver en Pate Masque is still horrifying...

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    All of those are horrifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    Not one of those looks edible.
    Not even Rosy Perfection?

    The Melon Mousse resembles some kind of creature washed up on the beach, like a dead jellyfish.
    Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!"

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    OMG, that Mousse of Salmon

    There was a show on Food Network (it's still in reruns) called Hungry Girl, and all she made was glorified Weight Watchers recipes. For example: take red hots, apples and graham crackers, microwave and tada! Apple Pie!

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    I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. If the goal of Weight Watchers was to put people off food entirely and achieve weight loss through vomiting, I think they were successful.

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    Too funny!

    And, if you can stomach more food hilarity ... check out the Gallery of Regrettable Foods.

    My particular faves are the "Unbearable Sadness of Vegetables" and "Meat! Meat! Meat!"

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    dh says he already has these. Unfortunately they're right up his alley. . . www.kookychow.com
    BARK LESS. WAG MORE.

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    Hmmm I just want to go back to the 70s and eat.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    The "recipe" for caramel pudding is interesting. I had no idea you can do that with sweetened condensed milk. Might have to try that out.

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    I saw the word knicknacks and thought I was seeing "old lady who talks to her knickers!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    The "recipe" for caramel pudding is interesting. I had no idea you can do that with sweetened condensed milk. Might have to try that out.
    You've never had dulce de leche? It's heavenly. And super easy: the stovetop method is my preferred but you can also do it in the oven or microwave. Not sure which "recipe" you're looking at though -- dulce de leche from condensed milk results in a caramel sauce, not pudding.

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    ^^^ Nope, never heard of it. The recipe from the kookychow site says to put several cans of Sweetened Condensed Milk into a pot boiling water and keep the water at a boiling point for 3 hours. 3 HOURS !!! You really have to be careful to keep the water level full with this one though.
    It looks like a jelly roll in the picture; There's a round slice on a plate and a dollop of whip cream on top. You have caramel sauce instaed? Maybe your boiling time isn't as long as 3 hours? The dish has to be achingly sweet.

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    IIRC, the WW program in the 70's required you to eat liver once a week. I had a WW book from that era, with Jean Nidetch herself on the cover, and one of the recipes I made was a spaghetti sauce that had ground liver in it. I fed it to my girlfriend, and it worked out OK as we've been married almost 34 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orientalplane View Post
    Not even Rosy Perfection?

    The Melon Mousse resembles some kind of creature washed up on the beach, like a dead jellyfish.
    Rosy perfection looks like a giant blood clot or a miscarriage on a plate. What IS IT?

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    Probably some perverse combination of the two.

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    I used to make those frozen coffee popsicles in the 70s.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    OK, this is the funniest thing I have ever seen on FSU!! And this is coming from someone who has lost 40 pounds on WW since jan 2, 2013. I'm horrified to think in 40 years, I'll be looking back on the recipes I've been making and seeing how gross they are! But, either I will be fat, skinny or dead by then, so does it matter? :-P. thanks for sharing these!!

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