Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Let's Get Cheesy

Everyone knows that Cottage Cheese is a staple in the Retro WW diet. In fact -- in an earlier post, I explained the absolute necessity of it and I proclaimed my undying love for it.

So it shouldn't surprise you that when I stumbled upon this vintage cookbook in the 50 cent bin at the flea market -- I simply had to have it.

Creative Cooking With Cottage Cheese
From The American Dairy Association Test Kitchen
Rock On with Your Cheesy Self!

Oh the things you can do with Cottage Cheese! Page after page of creative ways to incorporate those creamy curds into virtually everything and anything. There are no limits to what you can do with a carton of Cottage Cheese.

That's why I always, ALWAYS keep a pound in the fridge. And a back-up pound, just in case.

But as I thumbed through my new cookbook, I was disappointed to learn that none of the recipes inside were Retro WW "legal". Bummer. They all contained at least one ingredient on my forbidden list. What to do?

After much consideration, I decided that sometimes you just have to break the rules. And furthermore--it's my blog and I can do whatever I want to do. So... let's get crazy with some Cottage Cheese!

My favorite retro recipes are the ones that combine a pathologically random list of ingredients in a blender. These are ingredients that would never, ever be put together my a clear-thinking normal person, but somehow they work.

Take for example, the "Teeners Special Dunk":

1 1/2 Cups Cottage Cheese
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
2 Tablespoons milk
1/4 Cup Catsup
3 Tablespoons sweet pickle relish

I dipped some celery in it. I had to keep tasting it because it reminded me of something I once ate, but I never figured out what it was. Maybe it will come to me in a dream someday.

I don't know who came up with this messed up recipe, but those crazy Teeners sure do seem to enjoy it. Whoever the Hell they are.

How do you like your Cottage Cheese?


Cyn said...

you are a brave, brave, woman...

Lidian said...

At least you don't dunk the teeners in it. Because that would be difficult and even more disturbing than dipping celery.

Co-sign what Cyn said - you really are brave!

affectionforfitness said...

Hi Mimi! I was hoping that the red splotch was something like raspberry jelly. Cottage cheese with peanut butter and jelly might possibly taste good. But no, these retro cookbooks always have to throw something scary in there, don't they! Someone must have made that recipe up when cleaning out their fridge! :D

:-) Marion

heidi said...

will you ever get that relish out from under your processor blade? or the flavor out of the back of your mouth? ewww! first time ever a peanut butter inclusion made my tummy turn!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Back up pound just in case... hahahhaahah!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree with Cyn, you are a brave woman!
I like mine - with black pepper.
Have a pretty day !