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Top 5 favourite foods of the 1950's and 1960's

May 3, 2021

The 1950s and 1960s were foundational years for many of the foods we still enjoy today. Many will remember these as staples in their home. Let us know on our Facebook channel which of these foods were/are your favourites!

From the Woman's World post "30 popular recipes from the '50s that are still yummy today" we have chosen a few favourites that are still cooked in our homes today!

Our Top Favourites

#1 Meatloaf

Although a family favourite, as a kid this wasn't the top of the list! Meatloaf is an easy and low effort meal to put together! (Don't forget to add your veggies). Have a look at this link from The Food Network for a tasty recipe!

Sliced meatloaf on a platter

#2 BBQ Kabobs

The best part about these is you add anything you want, although typically it was onion and peppers with Beef. Today, anything goes, as long as it will stay on the stick. All you need is a BBQ!

Beef and bell pepper kabobs on a platter
BBQ Kabobs

#3 Pineapple Upside Down Cake

"Theme parties became a big hit back in the '50s, and this dessert was always popular for a Hawaiian luau-inspired bash." You can find a great recipe here from Betty Crocker.

Pineapple upside down cake on a white platter
Pineapple Upside Down Cake

#4 Green Bean Casserole

A family favourite for holiday meals, Green Bean Casserole is still a great staple today! Ever tried it? Head over to Betty Crocker for this recipe.

Green bean casserole with a spoon in it
Green Bean Casserole

#5 Tuna Casserole

One final classic meal, which many of us still probably make today. This Tuna Casserole recipe from Betty Croker is also very versatile, it's easy to switch out ingredients for what you have in your home.

Tuna Casserole
Tuna Casserole

What was your dad's favourite recipe? Perhaps that would be a nice treat in the near future as well as a conversation starter!

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