Saturday, November 3, 2012

Retro Cook Off

Kylie and Donna are hosting the Retro Cook Off today and I am joining in with some culinary delights.


Won't you join me for an hors d'oeuvre...Devils on Horseback

Hawaiian Sandwich...toasted bread, sliced ham, pineapple ring  and grilled cheese, topped with a glace cherry

Coconut Banana Rolls for dessert



Coconut Banana rolls as printed in the 1948 Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book.

Recipe:
Dip bananas in lemon juice and honey; sprinkle with coconut (toasted if preferred). Serve with cream cheese softened with fruit juice. Garnish with red, flavoured gelatine or jellies cranberry juice.

Why not pop on over to Kylie and Donna to see more Retro Food Extravaganza!  Warning: it may leave you hungry and wanting more!

17 comments:

Donna said...

Woohoo!! You have outdone yourself Tamara!! A 3 course retro meal! Great pictures. (Love your teapot!)I love it all. The Coconut Bananas look really YUM! And the pink flamingo sticks are so cool. Thanks so much for taking part. xx

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

The coconut bananas look so gooooood...and the flamingo picks were genius.

Max said...

Devils on horseback-jusy saying the name makes my skin crawl! What a sterling effort and the period accessories are just fab!

Kylie said...

Donna Hayes eat your heart out! YOU get the retro stylin ward Tam! Your retro spread looks delicious, not a hint of a gag reflex coming from this end (ummm, that doesn't sound very nice, does it?) and your 'props' rock.

Thanks so much for being a part of this Tam. For the first time today I'm hungry x

Rebecca said...

She is a food stylist for sure! Actually, I swear my mouth started watering and the pineapple ham cheese sandwich. Really sounds delish. All you touches in the pictures are great. Nice jello squares.

Rebecca said...

"at" the pineapple ham. So many recipes to comment about. So little time.

Allison said...

a pink flamingo works everytime!!...divert the eye!...confuse the senses!
looks too pretty not to be yummy.
allison x

skiourophile said...

This whole meal actually looks really edible, which is a nice surprise as I jump around the Retro links! I *love* Devils on Horseback. And all food should have jelly cubes with it! Gorgeous.

Pippa said...

I want Pink Flamingo's to decorate my desserts from now on, great work! :)

vintagemovement said...

Brilliant dishes, loving the hawaiian sandwich and I must admitt the bananas look really yummy! Retro-tastic contribution.

x Tina

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a delicious post......I love the old cookbooks and pictures!

Bella Gingell said...

You have some pretty exotic recipes there. My idea on retro pineapple is a grapefruit hedgehog spined with pineapple and cheese cubes.

Liz said...

Love the flamingo picks, but as for the food ... not quite so sure! Great fun!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

This has been such a fun challenge - yours all look pretty tasty, although I think I'd give the bananas a miss. The toasted sandwich looks pretty great though. And I love the flamingos!
x

Lyndel said...

disappointed to not see the tinned asparagus wrapped in white bread, but that Hawaiian delight made up for it!!

Lea said...

Love your cute display in the first pic and those bananas look fab!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh my, you've gone retro bonkers for sure. The jellied cubes are a mental touch. Love the flamingos. Well done you!!