You want to entertain, but you’re on a budget. Betty and her crew knew times were tight in the 1970s. They worked hard to create dishes that were affordable, yet sounded appealing. What more effective way to do that than ADJECTIVES and ALLITERATION!
Filets of sole become…
“FABULOUS FISH IN FOIL!!” (I use caps here to express my enthusiasm for the fish’s fabulousness!) The foil really makes the fish sparkle and shine, doesn’t it? By using something bright and shiny to distract your guests, you could even substitute less expensive seafood, like cod. Or fishing lures in the shape of shrimp.
Ham slices for your guests? BOR-ing. How about something a little snazzier?
Who doesn’t want their meat to have a little spunk? (On a side note- I want those snow globe and shakers. Be on the lookout for me, people)
And my favorite.
I believe Betty wanted entertaining to be in everyone’s budget. All you can afford is hot dogs, you say? Well then. Let’s have…
“Fun with Franks!!” (As opposed to fun with Frank.) Betty offers a variety of stuffing options for your pork tubes to make them more filling (though perhaps not appetizing.) How about crunchy peanut butter? (bottom left and second from top) Mandarin orange segments? Apples and process American cheese? I guess if you’re already eating processed pork by-products, fake cheese is less of a shock to your system and will counterbalance the healthiness of the apples. And as a finishing touch, wrap your pork stick in pork strips before putting them on the grill, because you can never have too many nitrates in one meal.
Bon Appetit my friends! (For those who were at our house this weekend, be glad I don’t refer to this box for entertaining ideas!)