Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Guest Post #9 - Kiss My Aspic

Have you met my Bloggy BFF, Heidi? She's quite a kick in the kitchen. That's why, when she asked me for a Retro WW Recipe, I have to admit - I didn't hold back on the gross factor. But I knew she could handle it. Check out her fantabulous blog kitschenfeast and you'll see why. Ladies. Hold onto your girdles. I give you: Creamy Luncheon Aspic.

You're Invited.

Nothing does wonders for the waistline like a ladies' luncheon circa '72. Cottage cheese was served 10 ways from Friday at card tables all across the United States. Often with pear halves, always with a green garnish.

When Mimi offered up the recipe for Creamy Luncheon Aspic, I couldn't wait to oblige. In big part because my better half presented me with the present of a lifetime this holiday season: a food processor! Visions of cheddar ale soups and pestos had been dancing in my head -- who knew one of my appliances virgin voyages would include gelatine. And Cottage cheese.

May I present to you -

Creamy Luncheon Aspic

1 envelope knox gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 1/3 cups cottage cheese
2 tbsp mayo
1 tsp Worcestershire
few drops red hot sauce

Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small saucepan. Place over low heat, stirring constantly until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat. Combine remaining ingredients in blender (or food processor) and puree until smooth. Add to gelatin mixture; mix well. Pour into small ring mold which has been rinsed in cold water. Chill. Unmold and fill center with greens. Makes 2 servings.

I must confess my guess - that the ladies I'd invite over to lunch on this mess-terpiece might not stick around for dessert. They would be, after all, watching their figures.

Thanks, Mimi, for a recipe that really broke the mold! Or, broke me of molding [and gelling]!

If your gag reflex needs some flexing, come visit me at - I've been known to induce vomiting from time to time.


Anonymous said...

Hi Heidi and Mimi. In a word, well, gross. BUT...tastes have changes since 1972 and yay you for giving it a go. And for the record, it LOOKS perfect!!! Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

is it weird that i really want to know what it tastes like?

Lynn Thompson said...

Is it weird that I agree with the previous post? I really want to know what it tastes like. I think I have a pretty good idea about the texture though.

Random Acts of Douchebaggery said...

I'm sure the taste is fine, as it was with my "brownies," it's the darn texture of anything besides fruit flavors molded into a jello-type food that gets ya.

Why not just sprinkle some cottage cheese with Worcestershire and hot sauce and be done with it. I don't understand the need for WW back in the day to overcomplicate everything. C'est la vie.


heidi said...

ladies, let it be know that the taste really puts the ass in aspic! and the gel texture really gags a gal.