I was perusing a forum I occasionally frequent and read a woman's desperate cry for help. She was having a holiday party for 250 guests and was serving this dish called "Hawaiian Haystacks" and needed to know how much food to buy and prepare for such a large number of people.
After finding the recipe online, I immediately was grateful that this person was not inviting me to her party. What a nasty mid-century convenience food recipe! This version particularly cracked me up: Hawaiian Haystacks. Love the admonishment not to use canned peas, five lines above "maraschino cherries" and "pineapple chunks (canned)." What's the diff? It's all going to be nasty.
Yes, I am a food snob. And proud of it!
At the end of the recipe you linked, the author comments to the reader that the flavors seem odd but are really good -- and about being first in line when the cafeteria in the hospital where he/she worked served this stuff.
Hospital cafeteria food? Yuck. Just the phrase makes me want to punt breakfast.
I'm betting you'll love
this Dreamy Rice* dish too...
*perhaps should be renamed 'Oh My G*d', because that's what everyone says when they read it. ;-)
I gotta say...that sounds NASTY!!! I'm also a proud food snob, but I would think even the most un-discriminating palate would have trouble with this one!
And the note about being first in line at the hospital cafeteria adds a note of surrealistic hilarity...I'm still shaking my head!
Ack! Anything with Cool Whip in it is an abomination, most especially if it's wild rice!
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Blearch!
have you tried it?
Being that I would never combine canned soup with maraschino cherries and canned pineapple because the mere thought of it makes me gag, no, I have not tried it.
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