We’re Gonna Have A “Spam Bake!” It’s A Retro “What The Friday” With Wacky Food Recipes From The Past!

We’re Gonna Have A “Spam Bake!”

Who’s hungry? I’m making some of the wildest, most retro recipes I can find on this “What The Friday” feast!

Save Room For The Mayonnaise Mold!

Well, doesn’t that look delicious? It’s just one of many wacky and REAL recipes from a bygone era – gone for a reason!

I found these pictures on Pinterest, which led me to a terrific article called “9 Vintage Recipes That Are So Weird, You Won’t Believe They Ever Actually Existed” By REBECCA DECZYNSKI – it’s four years old but just as entertaining now – you can see the entire article here:


One of the items is a “canned hamburger” and as some of you know, I’ve eaten one of those!

My “Cheeseburger In A Can” Taste Test!

Yes, my son bought me some “cheeseburgers in a can” and we tried one – want to know how it tasted? Checkout my story, with lots of picture, right here!


Let me know if you are coming over and I’ll chill the Mayo Mold!

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20 replies

  1. John, I confess that I still occasionally buy Spam. It is no longer sold in tins here, but in plastic boxes. I enjoy a Spam sandwich, as it takes me on a trip down memory lane. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. The pictures in this post remind me of the magazines my mom used to buy when I was younger.

  3. Love it.. Like flipping through my mom’s cookbooks! Haha, great post!

  4. Wow! I remember some of the advertisements…I think I still have a couple of the weird cookbooks with the molds in it too! haha A blast from the past.

  5. Only moments ago I was looking forward to lunch. Then, here’s John to launch his new, “Visual Spam & Mayo Appetite Suppression” weight loss technique. Oof!
    Wow – where do you find this stuff?
    thanks for the laugh John

  6. No guess work needed as to why these don’t feature in recipe books these days!

  7. hahaha.. I think I will pass on both the Spam and the Mayonnaise.. wow… how could we possibly forgo those culinary masterpieces…great post John…

  8. These are interesting, John. It is a pity I can’t see the dates of the recipes, they may have been from the war when people had to make do as best they could with very few ingredients.


  1. A Scan Of Your Entire Grocery Cart At Once! “What The Friday” Says Goodbye To Checkout Lines! Hello A. I. Future! – johnrieber
  2. It’s Time For “Pumpkin Spice SPAM!” “What The Friday!?!?!?!” I’ve Got All The Pumpkin Spice Products Coming For Fall! – johnrieber

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