9) Most retro recipe.
I was sitting on the floor with cookbooks all around me looking for a retro recipe. I said to Darby ‘I don’t even know what retro is anymore.’ Darby said things like salisbury steak are retro -I don’t know what that is- and he laughed that in Home Ec class they made salisbury steaks and how disgusting it was. I said Home Ec was useless and all I remember from it was making cheese pinwheels. He said the one good thing was learning the Orange Julius recipe and after that he made them all the time. He said the secret is they put egg in it. Now as a vegan he thinks this is totally gross and is surprised more people don’t get sick from eating raw eggs in smoothies.
Do Orange Julius’s even exist anymore? I started by squeezing the juice out of oranges but realized I was putting it in a Vitamix and thought ‘What the fuck am I doing?’ and just threw the orange flesh in whole. I zested off some of the rind, mostly as an excuse to use the zester Mom gave me, when really I could have just put a slice of rind into the blender too. Added unsweetened vanilla almond milk, ice, a squeeze of vanilla agave and a bit of flax meal to thicken it up. Wheat germ might have worked too if I had it. It was pretty good. I don’t remember ever having an orange julius. Darby was at work so I never shared it with him to get his opinion.