Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thanks, But No Thanks Thursday - Go Green!

The Tropical Treasure recipe from The Best Of 1974 Weight Watchers Magazine has so many TBNT qualities! Where do I even begin?

First, let's address the color. Not only is it bright green, but this particular shade of green resembles a pot of glowing nuclear waste or perhaps something that was left behind after a supernatural encounter.

Next, let's talk about the ingredients: Pureed green beans mixed with orange juice, coconut extract, banana extract and instant milk powder? Wow. Now that's quite a combo.

Finally, let's address the presentation. It is baked in metallic custard cups and garnished with mint and orange rind. And if you are really lucky--it will be served to you in a giant treasure chest surrounded by jewels.

OK. Um. Why???

I am so puzzled by this dish that I am almost tempted to try it. But then I remember I live on the planet Earth, not Mars, and I prefer my green beans with a simple dash of olive oil and some salt & pepper.

Thanks, but No Thanks!


Mara said...

I'm not even sure why you have to bake it. Is it like a pudding or a casserole? Does the instant milk have something to do with the baking? I just can't wrap my head around this exotic pina colada-lands-on-a-bean field treat.

Lidian said...

That's one treasure I don't want anywhere near the jewelry box -

This is truly one of the most bizarre retro recipes I have ever seen!

Vonlipi said...

Scary! Really Scary!

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Desiree said...

That's horrifying. That's also my idea of what food looks like in jail.

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

If you want to try this then go buy some jars of baby food. It will save you the trouble of pureeing the green beans yourself.

Oh and the treasure chest...CLASSIC! I am going to serve a future dinner in a treasure chest. I have one made out of cardboard. Hahahaha