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10 Regrettable Retro Food Recipes

These are the type of recipes that Julia Child's nightmares were made of.

1. Ham and bananas hollandaise.

Via Flickr: x-ray_delta_one

I know what your thinking, this is totally going to become your new brunch staple.

2. Barbecue cottage cheese salad

Via Flickr: x-ray_delta_one

This is an unholy alliance of flavors and textures.

3. Vegetable Hi-Hat

Via kitchen-retro.com

I can definitely get behind having meatloaf with green beans and mashed potatoes (I think that's mashed potatoes). But, adding evaporated milk, peaches and marchino cherries to a meatloaf?

4. Tuna Macaroni Cheese Loaf

Via pzrservices.typepad.com

This was only made grosser by garnishing it with lima beans.

5. 7-Up and Milk

Via bitsandpieces.us

Nothing says "wholesome" like adding half a soda to a glass of milk.

6. Pie Plate Salad

Via Flickr: jbcurio

If a canned vegetable gelatine salad wasn't bad enough, the recipe recommends you garnish it with tartar sauce.

7. Frosted lime-walnut salad

Via lulusvintage.com

Ugh, more gelatin! Also, to make it more unappetizing, the recipe calls for cottage cheese, cream cheese and mayonnaise.

8. Almonds-In-A-Haystack

Via badanduglyofretrofood.com

This is a heart attack inducing combination: Take 6 cups of ham and coat it with an inch of Miracle Whip.

9. Corn Bologna Boots

Via lileks.com

A delicious combination of bologna, barbecue sauce, olives and creamed corn, served elegantly over a dinner roll.

10. ?

Via Flickr: x-ray_delta_one

Best guess: a chilled salmon loaf, slathered with an outer layer of guacamole?

Correction: This post has been updated with sources for all the recipes.

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