Saturday, September 17, 2011

More Hot Stuff

Have I ever mentioned how much I love the people who read this blog? Well, I do. I love them very much.

Especially the ones who send me presents!

Recently, a loyal Retro WW Experiment reader contacted me to let me know she wanted to send me a box of Weight Watcher's "Hot Stuff" recipe booklets from 1978. These booklets are similar to the one I blogged about in my recent Wiener Soup post. Of course, I gladly agreed to accept them.


Upon receiving the booklets, I squealed and nearly peed my pants. Oh so many crazy recipes. Even the recipe names made me happy. Some examples include:

Marge's Micro Lunch
Zippy Bean Salad
Freda's Flan
Frankfurter Moussaka
Hungry Gal Skillet

Almost a Pie
Liver Delight

Um-Boy Brownies
Cranberry Tongue

Tuna Wiggle


And these are only the tip of the iceberg. Every single recipe filled me with glee, and I have plans to give many of them a whirl. But the one I chose to make first was simply called "Annie's Easy Fruit".


You'll have to wait for my next post to get a look at the final product. And, trust me, you won't want to miss this one.

In the meantime -- I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who continues to follow this wacky experiment. And a special shout out to my new friend, Kathy - for sending me the groovy Retro WW Hot Stuff Booklets and providing us all with many, many more months of Retro WW enjoyment.

Whether we like it or not.

7 comments:

affectionforfitness said...

I'm glad you're so happy, Mimi. The Liver Delight and Cranberry Tongue are what is making me laugh tonight.

Last year, my husband and I went to an authentic Mexican restaurant. And my husband said, "I'll order what he's eating." The waitress tried to dissuade him. I was stunned. He had order calf tongue. Nasty, huh? After the first bite, he abruptly stopped eating when I said, "I'm surprised you ordered that." He didn't know what he had ordered! He was so grossed out!

So the mystery of what a cranberry tongue is--it's scary, but can't be as bad as what happened to my husband. Right??? But maybe liver delight can be as bad.

:-) Marion

De tout, de rien said...

Ewwww, that cranberry tongue sounds nasty, just nasty!

yinzerella said...

As someone who likes knuckle food I say: bring on the tongue and the liver!

Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

Hi Mimi, LOVE this post and can't wait to see what Hot Stuff you make. (I really hope Jean Nidech is aware of your blog!!!! I read this week that she's still alive, and pretty savvy...) Have a good rest of the weekend.

Debra said...

My mother and I loved those "Hot Stuff" booklets. There were several muffin type recipes we made for breakfast. They used dry milk, one serving of bread, some type of fruit, along with spices and sweetener. My two favorites were blueberry and apple.

Anonymous said...

Hi, just came across your blog and your hot stuff pamphlets. I had one around 1978, red cover and it was stolen! looking for 2 recipes....baked french toast that was soaked overnight and....tuna stuffed tomatoes that had no mayo in it, maybe tobasco. anything like that in any of your books i would be so grateful. been looking for years
thanks...mamadoo542003@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, just came across your blog and your hot stuff pamphlets. I had one around 1978, red cover and it was stolen! looking for 2 recipes....baked french toast that was soaked overnight and....tuna stuffed tomatoes that had no mayo in it, maybe tobasco. anything like that in any of your books i would be so grateful. been looking for years
thanks...mamadoo542003@yahoo.com