Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Worst Thing Ever

There's a show on the Food Network called "The Best Thing I Ever Ate", and I think the premise is that famous chefs talk about foods they have tried all over the world in different categories that are so good--you must eat them before you die. Sort of a culinary bucket list, maybe?

I don't know. I've never seen it. I think it would just tick me off.

Why? Because here is what I ate this morning for breakfast:

Cinnamon Squares

1 16-ounce can bean sprouts
artificial sweetener
1 Tbsp cinnamon
2 slices white bread, toasted

Spread bean spouts on a foil covered cookie sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon & sweetener. Bake at 450 for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven; spoon 1/2 of mixture onto each of 2 pieces of toast. Sprinkle with additional sweetener and cinnamon, if desired. Makes 2 servings.

OK--so mine were not "squares" since I used Arnold's sandwich thins instead of bread. But you get the idea. Whatever.

Believe it or not, this recipe was a third prize winner in the 1971 Weight Watchers Magazine recipe contest. In my opinion? It is the WORST THING I EVER ATE.

Why do I keep torturing myself like this? I don't know. I mean, if the world ended today--would I really want this disgusting Cinnamon Bean Sprout Sandwich to be my last meal? Life's too short. Right? What is the meaning of life anyway????

Dammit. I really need to stop getting so existential about bean sprouts.


Leanne said...

When I saw "cinnamon squares," I thought, how bad could it be? The in saw "bean sprouts," and answered my own question. Time for you to rinse your mouth out with some Square Cafe!

Bonnie said...

Make's you wonder what kind of drugs people were on in the 70'

Happy Judgement Day!!!!!

Di said...

Makes you wonder just what was the inspiration for someone to even consider doing this to a bean sprout :-)

Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

Ah, ha, ha.....that is hilarious...and disgusting. Hat's off to you for trying it though. Love your posts Mimi! Have a great weekend.

Jill said...

OMG! I just made a huge batch of bean sprouts and have been trying to find a creative way to use them...but I don't think this will be it!!! I always enjoy reading about your retro WW exploits :)

Lidian said...

How did anyone ever think of this, and then think it was a good idea??

Enz said...

How would someone even think of putting these things together???

Hermione said...

Sweet Baby Zeus, WTF is this? Mimi, darlin', do you hate yourself this much? No, you don't so just stop!

Well, don't stop. You're taking one for the team!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I am laughing so hard I can't stand it! OMG! HILARIOUS as always!This will crack you up- today my hub had to go to a biz meeting and I rode along with him and had him drop me off in a cute town to browse, anyway... I went into a little thrift store and I found a cookbook from the 60's for 50 cents so I bought it. I kid you not I thought of you because of a jello recipe in the book. it wasn't a ww recipe just a recipe from the 60's.Tomorrow I will get it out and post it on your comments and you will crack up. It involves lemon jello- green beans - pimento strips and much more. hilarious!
Thanbk you for the laugh, I needed it tonight.
Have a pretty day!

Sandra @ The Memory Workshop said...

Really the wost thing?? Even worse than Healthade?