Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Scandinavian Surprise

Well spank my jell-o mold and call me Sally.

It takes a lot to shock me. But when I got my January 2012 issue of Weight Watchers magazine in the mail this week, I almost fell off my platform heels.

After perusing page after page of pertinent tips, recipes and pictures of the beautiful Jennifer Hudson -- I came upon something in the very back of the magazine that made my stomach flip.

It looked so familiar to me. I wonder why? Oh yes! I ran to my Retro WW collection and grabbed my very own copy of the May 1970 issue - featuring foods from Scandinavia. A fishy sampler platter lying atop a sapphire blue shag carpet adorns the cover. I might add that this particular issue contains one of my all-time favorite Retro WW recipes - The Fiske Ballar (more commonly known as Fish Balls). TeeHee.

Don't worry. I am plotting my Fiske Ballar Experiment as you read this.

How fun that the modern day Weight Watchers magazine has decided to include a "Flashback" feature in every issue! I guess this retro thing is really catching on, eh? In my wildest fantasy, I'd like to think I had a little something to do with that.

Now, what is it they say about imitation and flattery?


Shoes15 said...

Why, oh why, is the FISH on the CARPET? PS - I love smoked salmon for breakfast.

De tout, de rien said...

In the 60's and 70's, people attended many a cocktail party. This photo composition is probably the result of somebody showing up still drunk the next day for the photo shoot and coming up with the carpet as a background...Either that or they used to have shaggy placemats during the shag craze...

Bring Pretty Back said...

well... SALLY... hahhahah, I think they should have mentioned you in the article!
p.s. you look GREAT in the pic! Love your hair!
Have a pretty day!