Attaching the moniker “vintage” to something usually imparts a sought-after sophistication, i.e. vintage gowns, vintage cars and so on. Apparently, its powers do not extend to food. Enter Gee That Food Looks Terrible!, a Flikr site cataloging photos of once-popular dishes from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Gelled meat with remoulade sauce, anyone? How about broiled ham and lima bean casserole?
I suppose with items like cherpumple, (an artery-clogging combo of cherry pie, apple pie and pumpkin pie baked into a three-layer cake and topped with frosting) gracing contemporary tables the site will have enough content to last through the next few decades.
Posted by Abby
For those readers watching their waist line, I am sorry.
For those readers with a sweet tooth, you are welcome.
Believe it or not, chocolate cake made in a microwave exists! And no, I’m not talking about the Sara Lee microwaveable treats from the grocery store. When a friend recently introduced me to what I thought was impossible, I was rather shocked at how simple and good the end result was. With a coffee mug, a few ingredients and five minutes on your hands, you too can have homemade chocolate cake anytime you desire!
What you will need:
- 1 coffee mug or microwave-safe container
- 4 tablespoons of flour
- 4 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of baking cocoa
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons of milk
- 3 tablespoons of oil
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla
- Chocolate chips (helps with flavoring)
What you will do:
- In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, sugar and baking cocoa together.
- Add the egg; mix thoroughly.
- Add the milk and oil; mix thoroughly.
- Add the vanilla and some chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into the mug.
- Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Naturally, the cake will rise! Poke a fork or toothpick through the center to make sure it is cooked. If not, microwave for an additional minute.
- Allow the cake to cool in the microwave for a few minutes.
For a larger cake, adjust the ingredients and time in the microwave. Again, I’m sorry and you are welcome. Enjoy!
Posted by Justin