Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I am a WW "Junkie"

Do you want to know the biggest difference between modern day Weight Watchers and Retro Weight Watchers?

It's the quotation marks.

As seen on these recipe cards from 1974, most of the dishes are not what they seem. They may be called "Brownies" or "Pie", but they are really made from Knox gelatine molded with chocolate extract or whipped evaporated milk served over toasted white bread crumbs. All combined with a few drops of food coloring of course.

The quotation marks make it "legal".

The freedom of modern day Weight Watchers is, of course, that no food is forbidden. No quotation marks are necessary!

So I had some pie the other night (not "pie"). I counted my Weight Watchers Points. It hurt, but I took my lumps and wrote it in my tracker.

This leaves me wondering...How my Weight Watchers Points do you think there are in "Pie"?

Don't even get me started...


The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh lol, this is too funny! And you're so right! And I bet there are no points in the pie - its probably like unflavored gelatin, sweet and low and coloring :)


Pam@GoRetro said...

Hi Mimi! So glad to see you back! I'm way behind on making my blog visits but thanks for your nice comments and it's so nice to know another Basia fan. If you're ever in the Boston area let me know and we will get together for coffee!

carla said...

welcome home!
err back!
back home to the blog world...


Jana said...