, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni 

The availability of ready meals and takeaways have made many of us less creative with our cooking, but these images prove meal times don’t have to be boring.

Bored Panda has rounded up a selection of retro recipes from around the world that have gone viral because of their unusual combination of ingredients and overall appearance – including a cook book that advises serving a lamb chop tandoori with mango chutney in a wine glass.

Among the amusing images is also an advert by Hellmann’s Mayonnaise from the 1960s that tries to convince people to serve their cranberry salad with a candle in the centre.

Another photo shows a selection of meat carefully placed to resemble a pig when served.

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

Bored Panda has rounded up a selection of vintage recipes from around the world – including a cook book which recommended apples stuffed with prawns 

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

A new tradition! Hellmann’s Mayonnaise ran adverts throughout the 1960s which advised people to pair their sauce with cranberry ‘candle’ salad as a holiday meal

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

One recipe recommended mixing pasta with oil, and salt and sour cream for a very unusual take on a macaroni dish 

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

Another dated cook book recommended making a banana pineapple salad,  but it’s unclear why they didn’t recommend slicing the banana 

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times
, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

Chop, chop! A home cook carefully organised a range of meat to create the appearance of a pig when serving 

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

One recipe card by Weight Watchers in the 1970s suggested indulging in a crown roast of frankfurters 

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

Another cook book titled Aphrodisiac Cuisine shared a lamb chop tandoori with mango chutney served in a wine glass

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

Pile on the protein! A vintage cook book suggested serving creamed eggs in corned beef crust, topped with egg slices and parsley 

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

One advert promoting whipped cream suggested covering a fruit shortcake almost entirely with the food

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

Another retro recipe detailed how to season salted ox tongue, before serving with sherry sauce for a group of six 

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

, VERY creative retro recipes – including prawn stuffed apples and sour cream macaroni , The Nzuchi Times

Who needs a chocolate fountain? Another book shared advice for serving a tree filled with shrimp at group settings 

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