I suspect that if you did Weight Watchers in the 70's and didn't like cottage cheese, you were in big trouble.
Cottage Cheese is the base for so many recipes in the 1972 Revised WW Program Cookbook, there are almost too many too count. Just to name a few:
- Open-Face Sandwiches
Additionally, cottage cheese seems to have some sort of magical quality that transforms forbidden foods into perfectly "legal" foods. For example, cream cheese is strictly forbidden on the 1972 program, but if you "make your own" using cottage cheese, Knox gelatin, vanilla extract, ginger ale, and lemon juice --VOILA! It suddenly becomes a dietetic wonder.
Weight Watchers was so invested in this cheese product, they even came out with their own brand in 1973. Does anyone remember having this in their frigidaire?
Luckily, I happen to adore cottage cheese. I believe that cottage cheese is a condiment to be used liberally and placed atop everything: potatoes, noodles, eggs, etc.
Let us now sing the praises of cheese, glorious cheese! What's your favorite?