Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Feeling Mackerelly...

I recently had a change of heart.

Long time followers of the 1972 Retro WW Experiment will recall a weekly feature known as Thanks But No Thanks Thursdays. In the weekly TBNT post, I would typically select a recipe from my vast collection of 1970's Retro WW cookbooks and highlight it as a dish I would never EVER consume. These dishes, commonly known as "dietetic disasters on the platter" were not only horrifying. They were, in many cases, vomit inducing.

But now. Over a year later, I have done a lot of soul searching, and have decided to actually try one of my TBNT classics. I know. Crazy.

I've carried the Fluffy Mackerel Pudding 1974 WW Recipe Card around with me for over a year. I've slept with it under my pillow. I even made a special little outfit for it to wear:


So I think I am almost ready to whip up some Fluffy Mackerel Pudding for you. But we'll all have to wait one more week. You see, I'm getting ready for my Summer vacation, and I just don't think I can handle it right now. Come on--We've waited an entire year. What's one more week?

Oh but I did buy a can of Mackerel to prepare myself. And I'll be packing it in my suitcase. What? Doesn't everyone bring a can of Mackerel on vacation with them??


It warms my heart when I think of this dusty can of mackerel getting plucked off the grocery store shelf and being thrust into a world of Retro WW excitement. Oh you lucky mackerel!! You get to be in a Fluffy Mackerel Pudding. All your Mackerel friends would be so jealous!

So, I'm off to the beach. But, be patient, my friends, because the next time we meet, I'll be fluffing some mackerel and serving it up just for you!

9 comments:

affectionforfitness said...

Hi Mimi! I recently did a post discussing your blog, how it cracked me up for more than an hour and inspired me at the same time. I do hope my readers all make it over here to have a super time!

:-) Marion (follower #202)

yinzerella said...
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yinzerella said...

Damn. The Fluffy Mackerel Pudding? Really? You've got balls, missy.
I just got some more copper molds in the mail. There might be some shrimp/salmon mold in the near future.

Tracy said...

You and your mackerel have a lovely time on vacation. Can't wait to see the pudding when you get back!

Amy said...

Convenience Fish. Awesome.

Amy @ A Little Nosh

Pinkadot Quilts said...

That really does sound disgusting! Good luck. Can we see a picture of you taking a bite?

Lynn Thompson said...

I have NEVER even see a can of Mackerel in the grocery store! Good luck! You are far braver than I am or perhaps even more crazy than me!

De tout, de rien said...

Oh thank God, for a moment I thought the recipe called for Coppertone!

Did you sew a teeny tiny bikini for your mackerel can?

Have a great vacation.

Bring Pretty Back said...

I did not even know there was such a thing as canned Mackerel!!! Oh - in a pudding. I am a little frightened.
Enjoy your vacation!
Have a PRETTY day!
Kristin