Saturday, June 4, 2011

Something Spectacular

All true WW members have goals. Our goals motivate us. They keep us going. They inspire us.

As a Retro WW Blogger, I have a goal.

And it is spectacular.

My goal is to one day construct the ultimate Retro WW recipe. The one that I dream about every night. The one that graced the cover of Weight Watchers magazine in January 1970:


And also made another appearance in the 1974 WW Recipe Cards:


Yes, the Frankfurter Spectacular is a sight to behold. Allow me to explain. What you are looking at, my friends, is a full pound of weiners wrapped artfully around a pineapple core. It is quite possibly the most beautiful thing I have ever seen -- While at the same time the most terrifying thing in the world.

One day I will summon up the nerve to create my own Frankfurter Spectacular. And it will blow you all away. It will bring us all to tears. In a word, it will be: SPECTACULAR. Just you wait and see.

Until then, I guess the flying hot dogs and dancing pineapples will continue to haunt my dreams every night.

How about you? What's your goal?

Speaking of spectacular...have you had a chance to check out my recent interview over at the spectacular Inherited Values blog? If you want to learn more about my crazy Retro WW Collection go check it out!

5 comments:

Bonnie said...

That picture has left me speechless. There are no words to describe that towering monstrosity of meat....please don't wait to long to re-created as it will be haunting my dreams now as well.

My goal now is to forget what my eyes have seen just now....hahahaha

Hermione said...

I think I'll run and hide from Dr. Frankenfurter and fondle my ever-growing collection of nail polishes...eep!

BTW, pix or it didn't happen. This needs to be realised in macro-pixel glory!

De tout, de rien said...

Bonnie, this can never be unseen, lol!

What a spectacular, humm, thingie. No words to describe it. I would love to recreate it too and have it sit as the centerpiece at a retro buffet. It would be quite the conversation piece. Quite.

Di said...

As one who actually did the program back in 1970, I can state with horror that not only do I remember that particular issue, but I remember my mother , who did the program with me , making this. I must say it was a welcome change from the requisite 3 meals of fish and liver once a week rules. Hot dogs for one of your two beef options...that's good eatin !!!

Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

I can't wait for you to make it Mimi!!!!!! :) It will be a true sight to behold! Have a great day.