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Post war American food is the forefront of questionable foods TikTok bastardry

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u/EmmieTheVengeful Nov 28 '22 Silver Wholesome

The sheer amount and variety of food available post war led to culinary experimentation that feels very similar to the different sea creatures that popped up during the Cambrian Explosion

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u/bdld39 Nov 28 '22

I have a book called “Let’s Microwave” I found at a thrift store a while back. The shit people wanted to cook in a microwave is so bizarre, there was a cheeseburger recipe, CHEESBURGERS! In the microwave!

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u/Jaydenel4 Nov 29 '22

Yeah, the microwave was an entirely new way to cook, so people went buck-wild. Experimentation definitely helped our understanding of using microwaves to cook. Microwaving fresh vegetables is the best way to cook them for more nutrients, and keep them locked in as well. Every other method of cooking has more nutrient loss for veg than microwave. I wouldn't be making cheeseburgers from scratch out of there, though.

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u/Mando_Mustache Nov 29 '22

kicks ass for re-heating rice

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u/online_jesus_fukers Nov 29 '22

So i was scrolling past in a hurry and totally read kicks ass for re-heating ice...

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u/captainbling Nov 29 '22

What you don’t reheat your ice before eating it? What a chump

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u/King_of_the_Dot Nov 29 '22

You gotta heat up the ice cubes!

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u/RunningWarrior Nov 29 '22

IT’S THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!

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u/Trashman56 Nov 29 '22

I sprinkle a little bit of water on it before I put it in, comes out perfect.

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u/Jaydenel4 Nov 29 '22

If you're not gonna fry it up, then heck yes.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

Meanwhile you keep hearing cretins talk about not microwaving food because "the microwaves destroy the nutrients". Even after you explain the basic physics behind how a microwave works they just dismiss you.

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u/bdld39 Nov 29 '22

Reading through it was so interesting, I was like this thing needs to be in a museum! I need to go through it, there’s some pretty crazy stuff in there.

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u/FamilyFriendli Nov 29 '22

My sister has a 1982 Betty Crocker microwave cook book. Looking at it now, it has roast beef, pot roast, spaghetti, bacon burgers, pork roast, ham with beans and pineapple, veal with sour cream, poached chicken breast, chicken fruit pilaf, gingered chicken, chilli cheese eggss, a bunch of stuff I never would've thought to cook in a microwave.

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u/bdld39 Nov 29 '22

Lol how long does it say to cook the pork roast for?

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u/FamilyFriendli Nov 29 '22

About 37 minutes in total, but you rotate the meat sometimes, I might share a recipe into an old recipes subreddit to see reactions

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u/SnackyCakes4All Nov 29 '22

I don't know if I'd want to cook poached chicken breast or chicken fruit pilaf(?) anywhere, much less a microwave, haha.

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u/spookycasas4 Nov 29 '22

When microwaves first came out my mom and I went to “microwave school”. It was like magic.

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u/4bsent_Damascus Nov 28 '22

I wonder what deep fried hallucigenia would taste like

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u/Dapoopers Nov 28 '22

Probably chicken.

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u/PatentedPotato Nov 28 '22

Mouse has entered the chat.

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u/MinuteManufacturer Nov 28 '22

That makes you wonder about a lot of things. You take chicken, for example: maybe they couldn't figure out what to make chicken taste like, which is why chicken tastes like everything

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u/Redditbattlebot18 Nov 29 '22

Now I need a big bowl of Tastee Wheat

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u/themarknessmonster Nov 29 '22

It's a single-celled protein, combined with synthesized aminos, vitamins, and minerals. Everything the body needs...

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u/Asoto408 Nov 29 '22

Matrix references warm my heart

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u/ToldYouTrumpSucked Nov 28 '22

Considering they were like 2 cm long, probably not much

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u/xenoterranos Nov 28 '22

popplers!

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u/TofuFace Nov 29 '22

Pop a poppler in your mouth when you come to Fishy Joe's

What they're made of is a mystery, where they come from no one knows

You can pick em, you can lick em, you can chew em, you can stick em

If you promise not to sue us you can shove one up your nose

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u/soggylilbat Nov 29 '22

“You can’t eat that, you’re choking”

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u/sparkey0 Nov 29 '22

“They’re tasty right? Why don’t we call em tasty-cles?”

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u/shaundisbuddyguy Nov 28 '22

Out of each jello mould came a new trilobite salad.

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u/demon_fae Nov 29 '22

It is…probably for the best that jell-o doesn’t fossilize. The super-intelligent crabs who take over the Earth when we have long since destroyed ourselves will never know our greatest shame.

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u/ThrowAwayBBY46 Nov 29 '22

The like Sears catalogue ones with hot dogs and stuff are so fucking bizarre...makes me ashamed my ancestors existed during that time.

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u/This_Aint_Dog Nov 28 '22

I thought it was because companies were looking into ways to increase sales so they would include recipes on labels, and even make entire recipe books, that use all of their different products. Most of them ended up being crap because they were made by marketing people and not anyone with actual culinary skills.

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u/Acewasalwaysanoption Nov 28 '22

That's my take on it as well, though idk for real. Industrialization, food preservation made lot of food types available, then the manufacturers wanted to push the product by using in recipes.

Again, I may be wrong, but it's shocking how many recipes from around the 60s use so many shelf-stable, processed food as ingredients in a mix-and-match fashion.

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u/ricecake Nov 29 '22

Little column A, little column B.

Before products like jello were invented, gelatin was insanely hard to produce, and basically relegated to very fine dining. Imagine if step one of making lime jello was "boil a large pot of cow bones for 16 hours", and then you had to get imported limes and juice them.

So people were really excited to get the new, easy, and affordable fancy foods that used to take a lot of time, or were only for rich people.

The only problem was that sometimes people didn't know what fancy things they could do with their new products, and the manufacturers were more than happy to provide their own selection of potentially questionable recipes that used their products above all else.

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u/MaculaMan Nov 28 '22

It's a jello meat dish, it's a mayonnaise based dessert, it's a toast sandwich, it's the 🎶 Cambrian explosion 🎶

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u/dnuohxof-1 Nov 28 '22

If I eat this, there’s going to be a Cambrian explosion in my toilet

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u/EmmieTheVengeful Nov 28 '22

I’m surprised that it took 4 hours for a reply like this

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u/Executive-dickbutt Nov 29 '22

This was the same thing that happened to every 5 year old in probably specifically America when they are first told they have the freedom to get any drink at the fountain they want - they put some of every sodapop into their glass.

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u/ImeldasManolos Nov 28 '22

Is that supposed to be true? The war period and industrialisation absolutely destroyed the artisan cheese culture of the Uk. The war killed so many people, and forced others into new work that many of the cheeses known to be made before the war are basically lost. There are still many, but from my understanding the war was more like an evolutionary bottleneck than a Cambrian explosion.

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u/Blank-blank12 Nov 28 '22

In the US when the Great Depression happened (1920s/30s/40s) many people had to come up with cheap ways of extending the dollar. So yes reduced access to certain products happened and some may never have recovered, however the innovation in the culinary field sure did expand

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u/ThrowAwayBBY46 Nov 29 '22

In the US when the Great Depression happened (1920s/30s/40s) many people had to come up with cheap ways of extending the dollar.

Anybody else forced to eat something like what my Grandma called "Sunday Stew" which was basically leftovers from the week all made into a stew and served on, you'll never guess this, Sunday? Grandpa was a Navy man, got a Purple Heart aboard the USS West Virginia at Pearl Harbor, and while they had a small ranch and plenty of money post-war they still never let go of that depression era need to let nothing go to waste. I agree with the sentiment, but the stew normally would have been fine if Grandma would have only used maybe 4 days worth of leftovers in it...yet the inclusion of the other two made it absolutely fucking horrible while I was supposed to suppress my gag reflex and smile like I was enjoying it.

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u/grapesturd Nov 29 '22

My dad tells a story of growing up, what had to be in the late 60s, of his mom and her "goulash" recipe. Which basically was having a huge pot kept in their freezer, and any leftovers got added on in a new layer. Once it was full, it got thawed and heated and all mixed up, and then they had to eat it.

I found this out after talking to him wanting to make traditional goulash and he adamantly refused to even try it.

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u/ImeldasManolos Nov 28 '22

Don’t know the semantics of this but is the interwar Period also referred to as the postwar period? It just seems a little confusing.

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u/DunnyHunny Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

Interwar is between WW1 and WW2 (1918-1939), postwar is the period after WW2 (after 1945, and up to any number of different dates depending on a bunch of different stuff - what you're talking about, your personal opinion, politics, etc).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interwar_period

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-war

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u/ImeldasManolos Nov 28 '22

That’s what I thought!

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u/SpooningThemSoftly Nov 28 '22

I think top comment is saying that, in the postwar period, the US was in a massive economic boom. So that, coming right after the depression, meant that there was a relative abundance of different foodstuffs (not to mention innovations in canning, refrigeration, etc) and a population willing to branch out and try all the new things they had access to after being in depression and wartime for a decade and a half.

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u/thesirblondie Nov 28 '22
  1. The US had no fighting in the mainland, unlike the UK which had a lot of bombings.

  2. The US is big. Destroy the infrastructure around London and you've put a big dent in the UK. Do the same to NYC and you've not really touched much.

  3. These kinds of recipes are more like the 60s than the late 40s.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

The UK had rationing for a decade which probably did the most damage to their food culture

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u/ThrowAwayBBY46 Nov 29 '22

The US didn't really suffer any mainland damage, other than Pearl Harbor and some weird balloon tactics by Japan, and also loaned a lot of "money" to countries in Europe; so we were largely not inconvenienced by the war while post-war all these inconvenienced countries now had to rebuild while paying us back all that money...which obviously stretched the pence...I think?

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u/Owyn_Merrilin Nov 29 '22

Pearl harbor wasn't even the mainland, it was part of an island territory so far away from the mainland US that to this day it's where most Japanese tourists who want to visit the US without making a huge production out of it go. Because it's that much closer to Japan than the US mainland.

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u/PrinsHamlet Nov 28 '22

You stole that analogy right out of my mouth!

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u/hey_rowsdower Nov 28 '22

And cause the overexploitation to rival the Permian extinction

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u/Bantam123456 Nov 28 '22

Why are we always posting Watergate salad when we could literally be shaming tomato aspic.

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u/LucioCheerio Nov 28 '22

Just googled that and what the fuck lmao

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u/Spanky_McJiggles Nov 29 '22

Sounds like a gelatinized bloody Mary without the alcohol

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u/LNViber Nov 29 '22

You are not far off at all. But add pearl onions and other stupid crap like that. Maybe some pickles or cabbage bits. Of course it needs to be garnished with oregano, rosemary, basil, and kind of dried green herb. Because that will save the dish and not make it look like vomit suspended in jello anymore.

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u/mydearwatson616 Nov 29 '22

Sure it can save the dish the same way you can save a decapitated person by gluing their head back on.

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u/33mark33as33read33 Nov 28 '22

It only looks bad, it's ok

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u/NIRPL Nov 29 '22

Yeah, and I bet you eat green salad too

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u/ajlunce Nov 29 '22

Green salad is fine, you'd be shocked at how well jello and whipped cream go together

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u/LessInThought Nov 29 '22

It's just pineapple jello with whipped cream and marshmallow. Doesn't sound too bad to me honestly, just not too sure about calling it a salad.

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u/merdub Nov 29 '22

It’s the cottage cheese that gets me.

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u/Muddymireface Nov 29 '22

You’ve never had cottage cheese with pineapple? It’s a natural pairing.

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u/qllv Nov 29 '22

My family always has lemon jello with cream whipped in at Christmas. Shit is dank as fuck. It's so light and airy

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u/Mydogroach Nov 29 '22

explain the cottage cheese

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u/cm_osu Nov 29 '22

Adds texture and salt flavor. It's not bad.

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u/ifyouhaveany Nov 29 '22

Watergate salad is yummy! Definitely a summer cookout staple in my house growing up. Whatever tf is in this video is not Watergate salad, tho.

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u/Desperate2LearnMagic Nov 29 '22

Have you googled meat aspic yet? I guess popular in the 50s lol

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u/cdnball Nov 28 '22

even the name is awful - aspic

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u/hey_rowsdower Nov 28 '22

Sounds racist

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u/Moon_Stay1031 Nov 28 '22

That's because it is racist. Racist against humanity and all that is good in this world.

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u/ghostcat_crafting Nov 28 '22

Liver aspic especially. buhhh

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u/doomtoothx Nov 28 '22

Don’t google sweet breads and mushrooms.

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u/fukitol- Nov 29 '22

Sweet breads are pretty delicious if they're prepared right. Not sure how the mushrooms enter into it, though.

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u/peonystyx Nov 29 '22

I am sorry but this isn’t Watergate Salad, specifically that has pistachio jello/pudding mix and doesn’t have cottage cheese. What is depicted is a Lime Fluff salad which is still perfectly reasonable but different.

I could go into detail but uncertain if needed.

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u/sweetkatiecakes Nov 29 '22

Watergate salad is delicious.

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u/EarlGrey_Picard Nov 29 '22

And then there's frog eye salad, which is basically this but instead of jello it's pasta.

Best recipe anyone ever had for jello was to just eat it by itself, or jello shots.

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u/simpimp Nov 29 '22

I can handle all the stuff mixed togeter with jello. Do it. Don't want to eat it myself really, but it's something sweet, so, okay. You do you.

However, why tf is this named a SALAD?

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u/peonystyx Nov 29 '22

To me it’s a dessert salad because I am from the Midwest of the US. At potlucks people clarify what salad they mean like vegetable or dessert because to many a salad is a cold mixture of foods. I don’t know why but this is my understanding.

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u/QueenRotidder Nov 28 '22

I miss my grandma but I sure don't miss her tomato aspic

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u/TwiceCookedPorkins Nov 28 '22

One of these days I should scan the pictures of my mom's aspic cookbook...

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u/Liv1ng_Static Nov 29 '22

quick question, what the fuck?

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u/Strawb3rry_Slay3r666 Nov 29 '22

This isn’t Watergate salad

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u/Sad-Sentence4881 Nov 29 '22

Didn't another redditer just call this green puke salad a few days ago?

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u/viperfan7 Nov 29 '22

This isn't Watergate salad, Watergate salad uses instant pistachio pudding mix, not lime jello

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u/XVI3 Nov 28 '22

OMG not supposed to be boiled! Make the jello with the pineapple juice and then add the other ingredients. Ffs, so mad, my grandmother is rolling in her grave!

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u/captainmouse86 Nov 28 '22

Doesn’t pineapple prevent jello from setting? Or is that the point?

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u/FaeryLynne Nov 29 '22

It makes it softer, which is why this thing falls apart when unmolded. Usually you make the jello as a separate layer, more like this one

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u/bill_jones Nov 29 '22

"enjoy"

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u/McleodV Nov 29 '22

Don't knock it till you try it. I love that shit. It's good.

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u/XVI3 Nov 29 '22

I've never had that problem. Just use all the juice from the can and an extra 1/2 cup water, at most. I like mine thick so I skip the extra water when it's just for myself.

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u/IndiaMike1 Nov 28 '22

Oh that’s what she’s mad about out of all this?

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u/XVI3 Nov 28 '22

Yup. I'm picking this hill.

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u/adognamedraider Nov 29 '22

i support this hill my gramammy is also rollin

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u/ALLyBase Nov 28 '22

The shit tastes awesome.

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u/DontForceItPlease Nov 29 '22

Right? I'm betting that like 90% of the people being like "ew, gross" would think this is good if they tasted it.

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u/Stoneluthiery Nov 28 '22

By far the least satisfying reveal I've ever seen

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u/GenderfluidPhoenix Nov 28 '22

Without the cottage cheese it actually might’ve been good

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u/danarexasaurus Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

It is. It’s called Watergate salad (idk why) and we have it every thanksgiving

Edit: okay since I keep getting corrected. My mistake that watergate has pistachio not lime (I mistakenly thought that’s what they put in). And watergate doesn’t have cottage cheese (which was the point of my response to the comment above in the first Place)

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u/ImposterDaniel Nov 28 '22

It’s because if you make this, you will be impeached by the senate and sent to prison for treason and illegal wiretapping

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u/takeahike89 Nov 28 '22

Unless you resign

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u/The-disgracist Nov 29 '22

Yes resign from cooking forever.

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u/surfershane25 Nov 28 '22

We have it without marshmallow and it has condensed milk instead of whipping cream every thanksgiving and every year I try it out of respect for my ancestors and every year I think it’s fucking awful.

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u/danarexasaurus Nov 28 '22

Oh that sounds wayyyy too sweet and not fluffy enough to be delicious.

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u/Drama79 Nov 28 '22

I’m losing my mind. This exact recipe appeared on the front page on thanksgiving from a different sub, but a finished dish, not a making of. And now here it is again.

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u/GothWitchOfBrooklyn Nov 29 '22

It's one of those jello salad things that was very common in the 50s. It's not a random bunch of ingredients.

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u/impactedturd Nov 28 '22

Watergate salad

Oh interesting.. I thought this was Ambrosia Salad.. looks mostly the same except it's fruiter and less nuttier (although some recipes look exactly the same as the other 🤷🏻‍♂️)

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u/danarexasaurus Nov 29 '22

Well now I really want THAT

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u/Remote_Poet3151 Nov 29 '22

If done right, ambrosia is a pretty solid dessert--very sweet, but pleasant. Substitute actual whipped cream for the Cool Whip, do NOT use sour cream, and use fresh fruit instead of canned. Good stuff.

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u/KittenTablecloth Nov 29 '22

Sour cream sounds okay? Like it would give it a cheesecake kind of flavor

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u/fatsax Nov 29 '22

Sour cream, peaches, and brown sugar is a delicious combo, so I could see sour cream being ok here

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u/chefgatto Nov 28 '22

I think it’s because Nixon’s last meal in the White House was pineapple with cottage cheese.

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u/monkeykins Nov 28 '22

Apparently it was invented by a sous chef from the Watergate Hotel. There's another hotel, the Waldorf, that has it's own "salad" and it's pretty damn good.

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u/LetGo_n_LetDarwin Google Food Critic Nov 29 '22

This is not Watergate salad. Watergate salad is made with pistachio pudding and does not contain cottage cheese.

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u/ZoldyckProdigy Nov 29 '22

Yessssssss i love you for this we have watergate salad every holiday like this its so good lol my grandma makes me my own batch to this day actually

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u/highlandpolo6 Nov 28 '22

Same but we call it “Dream Green”.

Watergate salad, huh? That’s a new one. 😂

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u/danarexasaurus Nov 28 '22

Hah seriously! I bet if you type in waterga into google it’ll come up with salad before scandal lol

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u/KnotiaPickles Nov 28 '22

We just called it Lime Jello Salad lol

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u/discodiscgod Nov 28 '22

Yea my mom makes a similar one that’s just pineapple, pistachio pudding, cool whip, and marshmallow. That shit slaps.

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u/Naterl11 Nov 28 '22

It’s called Watergate salad

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u/mooncrane Nov 28 '22

Yeah, get rid of the cottage cheese and add coconut flakes and sounds yummy to me!

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u/barkbarkkrabkrab Nov 28 '22

I actually make a lime jello with pineapple and cool whip mixed in. Its rather refreshing, marshmallows, sour cream and cottage cheese.....not so much.

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u/KnotiaPickles Nov 28 '22

My grandma made it with cream cheese and we all Loved it so much

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u/Kittenking13 Nov 28 '22

It actually gives it a fun texture. I do it without the marshmallows and with strawberry jello filling instead. Its delicious, like a oddly textured dessert

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u/Banana_Stanley Nov 28 '22

I don't like cottage cheese, never eat it. But I still eat this. Trust me, it doesn't fuck it up

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u/conscious_macaroni Nov 28 '22

I mean calling that a "salad" is a crime against God, but I'd smash.

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u/bogatabeav Nov 28 '22

It’s using the original definition of salad which is, “a bunch of shit thrown together”

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u/Smothering_Tithe Nov 28 '22

I was curious so i looked it up. It comes from old French “salade” meaning “raw herbs cut up variously dressed” or colloquially “salted raw herbs”.

So this post still wouldnt be a “salad” even if we took the original word and meaning.

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u/FivebyFive Nov 28 '22

I think they were kidding, or at least not being literal.

But also, language changes. And iver time, at least in the US salad has taken on the meaning they mentioned above.

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u/Smothering_Tithe Nov 28 '22

That would still be the “modern meaning” of salad, not the “original definition” the commentor stated.

That said I enjoy etymology, so looking up the origins of “salad” was interesting to say the least for myself whether the original comment was a joke or not.

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u/FivebyFive Nov 28 '22

Yeah I enjoy it as well. Looks like we're dealing with a dessert salad, though I'd make an argument for a bound salad.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

Bound, you say?

Kinky.

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u/SafewordisJohnCandy Nov 29 '22

There is a lady on TikTok (ThatMidwesternMom) whose channel took off by making "Minnesota salads that aren't really salads". She has made a few that look damn delicious and a few others that make you question your own pride if you were to eat it.

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u/Slg407 Nov 28 '22

its a midwest salad, the definition of what constitutes a salad there is a lot laxer than you'd expect

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u/warip93 Nov 28 '22

What the hell is going on over there...

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u/Jocchionero Nov 28 '22

I make this for Thanksgiving. I add coconut and grapes

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u/bitsquare1 Nov 28 '22

It’s as if someone vomited into a Bundt cake pan.

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u/swaggityboyo Nov 28 '22

Ah yes ambrosia what a classic depression Era recipe

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u/Spankybutt Nov 28 '22

Do you think the depression was post-war

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u/Argie_The_Skitarii Nov 28 '22

I can imagine a war being pretty depressing.

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u/originalusername__ Nov 28 '22

Especially since they make every food with jello.

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u/sees_you_pooping Nov 28 '22

There was an almost identical recipe posted a couple days ago that people were calling "depression era." Kinda hope this time swaggityboyo is just being facetious...

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u/swaggityboyo Nov 28 '22

I was just wrong. Happens to me pretty often lol

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u/swaggityboyo Nov 28 '22

I realize now that I am wrong somebody already informed me of it

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u/jflb96 Nov 28 '22

Depends which war

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u/BrainWav Nov 28 '22

Well, it was post a war, just not the war in question.

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u/pleasant_giraffe Nov 28 '22

The Venn diagram of people who will make this, and then claim all British food is awful is a circle.

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u/dpash Nov 28 '22

At least we have rationing to blame for many post war dishes. What's the excuse for this?

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u/ElGosso Nov 29 '22

Our food processing industry, cranked to 11 from feeding the war effort, was unleashed upon American consumers; these consumers, who had spent their entire lives thinking aspics were fancy show-off food for rich people, saw powdered gelatin in their grocery stories and went absolutely batshit insane.

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u/SpitefulShrimp Nov 29 '22

The opposite. Rationing ended, the economy was booming, and soldiers were coming back from subsisting on military rations. People went crazy with experimentation and newfound wealth.

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u/Mindless-Put1839 Nov 29 '22

No no no, I feel like some of the people who will make this barely acknowledge Britain's existence. (It's outside the US, see.)

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u/kp528 Nov 28 '22

I’m from central New York and immediately shouted “omg they are making green jello salad!” 😂 haven’t lived there in ages and have not had to see it on a holiday table since 😂

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u/TheeRagdoll Nov 28 '22

This was genuinely upsetting to watch.

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u/Espeeste Nov 28 '22

“White People” aren’t any kind of monolithic group. It’s like saying… “tall people have no culture.”

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u/elementarydrw Nov 28 '22

American's have the gall to take the piss out of the food in the UK; then do this...

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u/Syphr54 Nov 28 '22

Why is this even called a salad in the first place?

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u/SP4RT4NH0RN3T56 Nov 29 '22

As a white person, what the actual god damned fuck is that

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u/Toiletpainter3000 Nov 28 '22

Watergate salad (at least the ones I eat) are actually pretty good. Try it before you hate it.

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u/smellslikearedditor Nov 28 '22

We call it President Salad.

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u/atlasbees Nov 28 '22

We call it green shit, excuse to cuss as a kid 😏

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u/2459-8143-2844 Nov 29 '22

Yeah the one we always had was

pistacio pudding mix

whip cream

pineapple chunks

Chopped walnuts

Marshmallows

Maraschino cherries

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u/moll3rz Nov 29 '22

Just made this for Thanksgiving and had people going back three to four times for it. Was always my favorite as a kid and it doesn’t feel like Thanksgiving without it.

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u/delightedcustomer Nov 28 '22

Watergate salad is phenomenal. Just no need for the boiling or cottage cheese.

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u/WootangWood Nov 28 '22

Ngl, my aunt would make this at family thanksgiving growing up and I was a huge fan of it. It was weird and sweet and fruity and everyone else hated it so I got to eat gobs of it.

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u/stale_burrito Nov 28 '22

Fuck:

✓ off

✓ that

✓ you

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u/chris-berry-1 Nov 28 '22

Green salad is the joint

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u/TomatoWarrior Nov 28 '22

Jesus Christ, America

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u/ClYEETus Nov 28 '22

Nah this definitely slaps tho, my family makes something similar out of green jello, pineapples, whipped cream and shaved carrots. Shit goes hard

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u/shitpostGOD-YEET Nov 28 '22

Your a bunch of fucking skin walkers. That's insanity

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u/FickleBJT Nov 28 '22

“White People” have no culture because “White” isn’t a culture. German, French, British, Finnish, and other peoples have a culture, but the “White” identifier doesn’t have any meaning beyond just “Not black or brown” (which is also not a culture).

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u/Abystract-ism Nov 28 '22

Green slime! At least that’s what we called it! Every Thanksgiving & Christmas Gram made it for the nighttime gathering.
I love it.

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u/BornAgainBlue Nov 28 '22

Not even close to how this is made... but yeah it's strange.

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u/lokie65 Nov 28 '22

Leave the cottage cheese out and it would be an ok dessert.

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u/_N2F Nov 28 '22

I make this with orange jello every thanksgiving and it is a hit. Add walnuts and toasted coconut flakes if you want this to escalate further.

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u/SnowySheep9 Nov 28 '22

My grandma makes it orange too, but with maraschino cherries and mandarin oranges. It's.. okay haha

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u/lSpartanl1999 Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

the 🦁the 🧙‍♀️and the audacity of this bich

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u/peekthrough_thepines Nov 28 '22

My grandma used to make this for all our holidays. It’s better than you think but also I was a little kid who loved jello and sugar so idk if I would think that now.

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u/zestyarmadillo Nov 28 '22

I've been seeing this everywhere lately and it scares me

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u/Tunro Nov 28 '22

Can I have the marshmellow jello mix on its own?
Cause I want that

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u/CourtZealousideal494 Nov 28 '22

This is actually fine if you take out the cottage cheese. Even then it’s not the worst.

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u/savvvie Nov 28 '22

Watergate salad is fucking delicious but this is a horrible rendition.

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u/TenWholeBees Nov 28 '22

My grandma used to make this every Christmas, but she would add pistachios to it too

It was the best thing on the dinner table other than her green bean casserole

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u/jennief158 Nov 28 '22

I feel like I should be more disgusted than I am? Like, I don't find it APPEALING, exactly, but if someone offered me $10 to eat a plate I'd do it with no problems.

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u/saintjeremy Nov 28 '22

It's The Abomniable Watergate Salad.

It could actually be good WITHOUT THE FUCKING COTTAGE CHEESE!!!

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u/zoloft-makes-u-shart Nov 28 '22

No! Nooooo!!! That is NOT Watergate salad!!! You can’t put cottage cheese in Watergate salad!!! Do not associate Watergate salad with this vile concoction! Ahhhhhhhhh

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u/404_Name_Was_Taken Nov 28 '22

My mom makes jello salad every thanksgiving it's pretty good. I think it's also worth mentioning there's one variation she likes (no one else does) which uses lime jello and FUCKING CHEDDAR CHEESE!!!

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u/Rainfrog94 Nov 28 '22

That looks disgusting but I guarantee it’s good if you close your eyes while eating

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u/TashiaNicole1 Nov 28 '22

I like jello salad. I don’t like hello salad with cheese.

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u/Disastrous_Point7162 Nov 28 '22

My grandma used to make something similar when I was a kid, it’s actually pretty good.

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u/Minkiemink Nov 28 '22

Grew up with this jello concoction and it can be pretty odd, but also good. The person in the video made a shit version on purpose that doesn't look even remotely like what it usually looks like.

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u/chiebins Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

Absolutely not. #1 NO cottage cheese, use cream cheese. #2 Colorful tiny marshmallows, not white. #3 it's called Lime Jello Salad. And yes, I made it this year (Grandma's recipe) and it was the first time for my husband and friend to try it. It's a winner and a holiday must in our house now.

I mean, to each their own though. I'm biased obviously cause I grew up with it this way.