Happy Memorial Day weekend in the US! As the unofficial start of summer there is one thing everyone wants to do: Grill Out! Let’s see what’s on our vintage ad picnic menu, shall we?
First up: hot dogs! So convenient in a can! I can see thousands of cold-war era backyard bomb shelters stuffed to the rafters with cans and cans of wieners. Why, the nuclear winter will seem like a picnic with all those hot dogs!
Or maybe we can tempt you with a hamburger, fresh from the tin?
Let’s not forget the condiments! What’s a picnic without ketchup?
Or folks losing their minds over mustard?
…and to wash it all down?
Many wishes for a happy and peaceful Memorial Day!
With Memorial Day approaching in the US, Aunt Mary thought you might need a little inspiration. The following is from my personal copy of Better Homes and Gardens “Meat Cook Book” from 1968.
I could post so many more recipes and images, but the book is a treasure trove of WTF that I plan to keep on mining for a long, long time.
As far as retro food pics, these are not the worst I’ve seen. Not exactly appetizing, but not boggling gross either. I think we can all agree the real star of this show is the too-cool grill. It’s like the James Bond of grills. If you don’t have a martini while using this grill you have missed an rare opportunity to increase your cool factor. The apple plates and encroaching fake jungle may take down the new-found hipness just a bit though.
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