Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wiggle It. Just a Little Bit.

Isn't fish month over yet? Cripes. Whose bright idea was this anyhow? I am fresh out of fish dishes. For real.

So what do you do when you are desperately searching for an interesting, easy Retro WW Recipe? Where do you turn? You whip out your collection of WW Hot Stuff pamphlets from 1978, of course! They will never let you down.

Here's the gem I found today:

Tuna Wiggle

1 slice white bread, crumbed
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup evaporated skim milk
1/2 packet instant chicken broth
4 ounces canned tuna, drained
4 ounces cooked peas
2 teaspoons diced pimento
1 teaspoon dehydrated onion flakes

Place bread crumbs, in saucepan with water, milk and broth mix. Cook over low heat until thick. Pour in blender and process until smooth. Pour back in saucepan, add remaining ingredients, and cook until heated through.

In the world of Retro WW, a very "special" recipe comes along every so often. In such recipes - you already know they are going to end up down the garbage disposal even before you start to make them. But you make them anyway, for some reason. Tuna Wiggle was one of those recipes. From start to finish it had me gagging. It didn't taste like much of anything actually. In fact, I found it to be a tad boring and bland. And it certainly did not live up to its exciting name. But the texture, the odor and the overall appearance made it just plain unappetizing.

So I did something I'm not proud of.

I added blue and red food coloring to it, and tried to make it purple.

That, of course was a total disaster. Why would a person do such a thing, you ask? What kind of maniac would take a perfectly good bowl of tuna, peas and bread crumbs and turn it into a purple casserole from Hell?

Well my friends: Did you try to eat a Retro WW Tuna Wiggle for lunch today? No? Then don't judge me.


Caker Cooking said...

Personally, I think "Purple Tuna Wiggle" as a nice ring to it.

Sara said...

listen, we all want them the make another Ghostbuster's movie but I don't think that purple Slimer is helping

Chrystal M said...

What I want to know is who came up with the recipe names? Maybe we need to talk to them.