Do you want to surprise and delight your friends and family this July 4th? Of course you do! And you will if you show up at the annual picnic with a big pile of corn and bologna boots, a dish that truly symbolizes America's forgotten culinary past and spirit of enterprise. Just imagine the smiles and looks of shock on everyone's face when you present them with this hot "knife and fork" sandwich instead of that boring old red-white-and-blue cake you usually bring!
It's the perfect way to celebrate this important patriotic holiday. Where else but in 1950s America, after all, would someone have been audacious and forward-thinking enough to combine creamed corn, cheddar cheese, and olives, and then spoon that hot mixture into a dinner roll that's been brushed with barbecue sauce and stuffed with bologna? Besides, if corporations can qualify as people, then this definitely counts as food!
You can even enjoy this all year round!
I just can't keep my hands off the stuff!
This post is what my good friend Trevor of Sis Boom Blog and I hope will become an annual Retro-Tastic event in which we celebrate and explore this nation's culinary history. To that end, he's shared with you his family's favorite dish: the "Pie Plate Salad," an unforgettable combination of jello, mixed vegetables, and whipped dressing. Go check it out!!
Just think: Once upon a time there were no food blogs, and therefore no way to capture these great dishes in all of their colorful glory. We hope to change that, and next year we'd love to have you join us! For inspiration, make sure to check out Buzz Feed's Top 10 Regrettable Retro Recipes, which includes all-time classics such as the frosted lime walnut salad, tuna cheese loaf, and these corn and bologna boots.