A 1955 U.S. Navy training film. Having watched it, I'm now ready to live off the grid.
The dish that most people in America know as potato casserole is referred to by Mormons as "funeral potatoes." Because it's customary for Mormons to serve this potato dish at funerals. The logic, I suppose, is that it's comfort food. Wikipedia
says that the typical ingredients of funeral potatoes are: "hash browns or cubed potatoes, cheese (cheddar or Parmesan), onions, cream soup (chicken, mushroom, or celery) or a cream sauce, sour cream, and is topped with butter and corn flakes or crushed potato chips."
Funeral potatoes are one of a number of foods specifically associated with funerals in some cultures. Another example, previously mentioned here on WU, is Yorkshire Funeral Biscuits
. And the Amish have a dish they call Funeral Pie
, which is a raisin pie.
There must be other funeral-specific dishes, but I haven't yet found them.
Who ever knew that Snap, Crackle & Pop had villainous counterparts in Soggy, Mushy & Toughy?
Newly available: cake in a spray can. Just spray, microwave, and eat.
But, of course, you'll also need some spray can frosting. That's already been available
for a couple of years.
Taking the selfie phenomenon to a new level of absurdity, the Toaster Selfie allows you to print images of your own face on pieces of toast. Just send the company a hi-rez photo of your face and they'll create a custom-made toaster selfie for you. [burntimpressions.com
Available now for pre-order.
They're chips made of cricket flour. I'd be willing to try them because from what I've heard crickets don't taste bad at all. And if they don't look anything like crickets, all the better! Though I have a hard time imagining these will ever go mainstream.
Recipe from the Dec 1947 issue of Woman's Day
, via Retro-Rama Mama
The Retro Recipe Attempts
blog decided to make the thing, and their verdict was that "it actually wasn’t as bad as you’d expect from ham stuffed with a mustardy banana. If you got a bite with a good distribution of banana, ham, mustard, and cheese, the flavors almost worked. ALMOST. (If you got a bite with just banana and American cheese, well, barf.)"
Cheese mixed with charcoal. Looks strange, but apparently tastes pretty good. [Sleaford Target