Robin remembers
what we ate!

(Food is one of my favorite subjects!)

Here's my Jumbo List of
70's Party Foods!!!

Still good eatin' today.

70's Appetizers:
Deviled eggs
Stuffed celery (usually stuffed with peanut butter or tuna salad, cut into bite size pieces.)
Green and Black Olives
Jiffy Pop Popcorn
Cocktail Weenies served w/ tooth pick and a dipping sauce
Cocktail Weenies wrapped in dough and baked
Lipton Sour Cream n' Onion Dip w/ chips
Classic Chex mix
Cheese doodles
Lays Potato Chips
Pringles Chips
Cheese and Cracker platter
Chicken Drummies w/ BBQ or Sweet n' Sour Sauce
Crab Rangoon
Veggie Platter with Hidden Valley Ranch Dip
Fruit Platters, make balls out of various melons, served in a carved watermelon.
Deviled Ham on crackers ir Mini Rye with gherkin on top.
Mini Pizzas (frozen or make your own in the toaster oven with English Muffins, one of my fave after school snacks!)
Rumaki 1) chestnuts wrapped in Bacon
Rumaki 2) - Chicken Livers wrapped w/ Bacon
Angels on Horseback (Oysters)
Clams Casino
Dagwood Sandwich
Potato Skins with sour cream, shredded cheese and bacon
Melon Wrapped Ham
Salsa and Corn Chips
Cantaloupe slices wrapped w/ Ham (serve w/ toothpick)
Common Crackers: Ritz, Triscuits, Melba Toast --serve w/ "Squeeze Cheese" which is now just called "Easy Cheese".

Salads  --Salad Bars were VERY Popular in the 70's... -- it was all about "choices". Consider making a 'salad bar' for your next 70's party...

Take some bowls and lay them in a nice pattern of your choice, stick some kale in between the bowls for that professional salad bar touch and fill to your hearts content with the following items:

Must haves!
Alfalfa Sprouts and Bean Sprouts!  
Sunflower seeds
(Add those 3 items and you'll see a sly smile from anyone over 40... "Oh, yeah...!")

Some more choices: Lettuce, of course, Tomatos, Broccoli, 3 Bean salad, Shredded Cheese, Onion, Celery, Green Pepper, Beets, Garbanzo Beans, Red Cabbage, Bacon Bits, Chopped Egg, Croutons, Olives

Other salads:
Ambrosia Salad
Watergate Salad
Chicken Salad
Cole Slaw
Wilted Spinach salad
Spinach salad (Cold, vinaigrette, crumbled bacon, mushrooms, croutons)
Three Bean Salad
Tuna Salad
Waldorf Salad

Popular Salad dressings in the 70's
French Dressing, Russian Dressing, Ranch Dressing, Thousand Island Dressing Italian Dressing, Green Goddess Dressing

70's Party Main Dishes
Fondue (Meat, Cheese)
Submarine Sandwiches
Monte Cristo Sandwiches
Beef Wellington (fancy dish)
Salmon cakes
Tempura Shrimp
Egg Foo Young
Chicken Chow Mein
Chicken a la King
Cheese Steak Subs
Fettucine Alfredo
Swedish Meatballs
Meatballs with a jam or jelly sauce (can be served over rice or w/ toothpicks)
Quiche Florentine
Quiche Lorraine
Pita Pocket Sandwiches
Chicken Croquettes
Hamburger Helper (verrry 70's --but would you want to serve this at a party?)
Impossible pies made with Bisquick
Shake n' Bake Chicken
Shish Kabobs
Smoked Sausage (such as Hillshire Farms) sliced, in a crockpot, with apricot jam glaze (serve w/ tooth picks)
Lamb Chops - the old fashined way, thin sliced, 1/2 inch with the bone in. Now they sell them thicker, at least one inch.

(Dishes my Mom made that filled me with dread when I walked into the house: Liver and Onions and Stuffed Cabbage.)

Side Dishes:
Macaroni and Cheese
Zucchini Bread
Stove Top Stuffing
Broccoli Casserole
Rice A Roni (The San Francisco Treat!)
Green Beans Almondine

Candy and Fun Foods for atmosphere:
Twix Cookie Bars
Hershey Kisses
Screaming Yellow Zonkers
Pop Tarts

Non Alc Drinks
Coke, Pepsi, Tab, Sprite, 7 Up, Rootbeer
Hawaiian Punch
Kool Aid
Old Time Lemonade
Celestial Seasonings Teas

Alcoholic Drinks
Cold Duck Champagne
Sweet cheap wines such as Boone's Farm and Annie Green Springs don't exist anymore --use wine coolers
Tequila Sunrise
Harvey Wallbangers
Kahlua n' Cream
White Russians
Black Russians
Daiquiris (Strawberry, Banana, Peach, Pineapple)

chocolate fondueHash Brownies --HAHA!
Chocolate Fondue (dip strawberries and pound cake)
Carrot cake
Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies
Bob's Big Boy Ice Cream Cake
Jello and or Jello mold
Pudding served in individual glass cups
Baked Alaska
Cherries Jubilee
Bananas Foster
Mud Pie
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Strawberry Shortcake
Coconut Cream Pie
Boston Cream Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Chiffon Cake
Yogurt and Granola (considered a dessert or breakfast in the 70's)

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