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  •  I won't let him bring that Miracle stuff in this (4+ / 0-)

    house - I see nothing miraculous about it. Of course, I grew up with homemade mayonnaise and he won't eat that, so neither is in the house. Straight, store-bought Blue Plate, that's my choice (unless he goes out of town).

    "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H.L. Mencken, 1925

    by cv lurking gf on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 07:48:40 PM PDT

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    •  Miracle Whip was developed (5+ / 0-)

      during World War II in the United States as a cheap replacement for mayonnaise.  It used water and sugar to replace most of the oil, needed for the war effort.

      The oil was not just used as food, but went into paints to keep our war materiel from rusting, so it was a strategic material.  I never liked it, and still do not.  It is too sweet and sort of watery for my taste, and filled with vegetable gum to make it sort of stay thick.

      When our boys were at home, the five of us would make a pint of home made mayonnaise a week, sometimes more.  It is easy, requiring only one egg, a cup and a half of oil, a little salt, and a squeeze of prepared mustard.

      Now that I live alone, I buy the commercial kind (Great Value is attractive to me because it does not have a lot of sugar in it) in a quart jar since the preservatives make it keep better than what I could make.  A quart lasts at least three months for me.

      Warmest regards,


      I would rather die from the acute effects of a broken heart than from the chronic effects of an empty heart. Copyright, Dr. David W. Smith, 2011

      by Translator on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 08:48:37 PM PDT

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