It’s no secret that boomers have a knack for adding mayonnaise to everything! Was the Boomer era the reign of mayonnaise? Because it appears they had an abundance of it at their disposal. Don’t believe us? How about the ungodly creation they call the Ham Salad?
Ham, a savory delight on its own, meets its unexpected partner in crime: mayonnaise. And as if that weren’t bad enough, they added grapes to the mix too! We’re all for experimentation in the kitchen, within reason and basic culinary logic. Ham salad makes us question whether baby boomers belong in the kitchen at all!
Boiled Brussels Sprouts
Boiled Brussels sprouts? Terrible idea. No wonder they've earned such a bad reputation! Baby Boomers single-handedly managed to turn entire generations off Brussels sprouts. All you had to do was roast the vegetable! When these little beauties hit the oven, they transform into irresistible bites of heaven.
Thanks to the oven, these mini cabbages have been making a comeback lately. And look at what the world has been missing. Not only are Brussels sprouts delicious, they contain a ton of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and anti-cancer properties! Stop boiling things; we implore you. Roasting is everything. Give it a try, and prepare to have your taste buds blown away.
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes: the ultimate comfort food. So simple, cheap, and delicious. Why anyone would resort to buying them from a box or a can, we’ll never know! Making mashed potatoes from scratch couldn't be easier. A quick search on Google will give you countless recipes and techniques to master this kitchen staple.
It’s a no-brainer to save yourself some serious cash and control the quality and flavor of your spuds. The next time you’re tempted to reach for a box of mashed potatoes, remember this. You deserve better. You deserve the real deal, made with love and care in your very own kitchen.
Molded Liver Pastes
Liver does offer some health benefits for your nerve and immune system health. It helps produce collagen, which helps our bone, joint, hair, skin, and nail health. Liver is also a great source of B vitamins like vitamin B12 and folate. So, we have nothing against liver... in other shapes and forms. There are so many other ways to eat and prepare liver that don't involve making it look as disgusting as it does here.
If you are medically insane and still want the recipe, here you have it; 1 pound liver sausage, one tablespoon lemon juice, one teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/4 cup mayonnaise, two teaspoons unflavored gelatin, sliced stuffed olives, pineapple top. You're welcome, and we’re sorry at the same time.
Many of us have fond memories of dipping slices of cake or juicy strawberries in that creamy delight called Cool Whip. Back then, Cool Whip seemed like the perfect guilt-free alternative, with its lower calorie count (especially the fat-free version). But here's the harsh truth: this artificial "whipped topping" comes loaded with unpleasant ingredients, including hydrogenated oils.
This sounds like a job for the Millennials, per usual. You’d better believe we have healthier alternatives! Have you considered turning to the real deal — whipped cream? There’s also the delightful world of cashew or coconut cream for the more adventurous baby boomers.