WARM CABBAGE TOSS – WARM COLESLAW

This recipe was published by the Women’s Weekly in 1993 with the heading ‘Budget Beaters Under $5’. I haven’t worked it out, but I’m guessing it would cost a bit more to make now, almost 30 years later. With the price of iceberg lettuces around $12 each at the moment, it could be a good substitute for a green salad and also something warm during winter to go with a grill.

SALADS – Coleslaw Fruit Medley, Zucchini Italian Style, Mint and Citrus

This is the last of the 80s salads from the Kraft Salad Days leaflet. It also shows bottles of all the dressings used. The only one that doesn’t appear on the supermarket shelves these days is the Creamy Cucumber and I’m guessing that’s probably because the cucumber flavour wasn’t strong enough.

SALADS – Herb, Potato Corn n’ Cucumber, Gazpacho, Citrus Coleslaw

Here’s another batch of 1980s Kraft salad ideas. At first glance some of the combinations seem a bit odd and they’re certainly not what we’re putting together in 2022, but I think most of them would actually taste fairly good – although I do have my doubts about the Citrus Coleslaw…….

TUNA VEGETABLE COUSCOUS

The combination of tinned tuna and vegetables served over couscous makes this a healthy, refreshing meal. If you wanted to you could play around with the ingredients – change the tuna for salmon, the couscous for rice or use whatever vegetables you have in the fridge. It can be quite versatile.

POTATO, PEAS & CAULIFLOWER STIR FRY CURRY

As Step 4 in this recipe says, this can be a vegetarian dish or a side dish served with whatever meat you wish. The potato and the cauliflower can be precooked in the microwave and once that’s done the rest is pretty quick and easy – and tasty.

CHEEZEE PUMPKIN

Not everyone likes pumpkin, but it’s actually a fairly versatile vegetable.  Growing up most of our mothers only served it boiled or roasted.  I now like it mashed or in curries and casseroles too.  Haven’t tried this version, but I’m going to as I think the creamy cheezee sauce sounds great.