after inducing gut-turning reactions from my family, i decided that everyone should behold the bounty to be found in weber kettle's "elegant fare," 1977 edition. i'm guessing weber wasn't too picky about their set designers as from looking at these images i have to assume that either they went with an unemployed porn photographer or they found the most passive-aggressive employee on their books to arrange the shots. the book itself is arranged into many chapters of types of foods, but i've narrowed them down into four convenient categories.
*warning: if you grew up in the 60s or 70s, you will have food flashbacks.
(note the "meat loaf" comment--it'll be back again, and again, and again, like that bad guacamole repeating itself on you.)
by this point reading the actual recipes themselves seemed a bit unnecessary, but having committed myself this far i thought i'd muddle through. it didn't disappoint.
and now, meat loaves. as with the mexican burger waaaay up above (meat loaf #1), the beef olive loaf doubles as not only a meat loaf but the special stuffing inside of a meat loaf (meat loaf #2). it's like the red meat version of tur-duck-hen. also noted: the stuffed bacon busha burgers can substitute as a meat loaf in a pinch (meat loaf #3).
chinese burgers = a significant meat loaf. i have to confess i've never experienced a significant meat loaf, but still not sure this would be enough to tempt me to do so (meat loaf #4). the sperm in the right-hand corner are a bit distracting.
meat loaves #5 - 12 are enumerated as well. if memory serves, it was a staple of the 70s.