Glorious. This is the illustration for Chicken Caruso from Betty Crocker's New Dinner for Two Cookbook . Have you noticed that it is a chicken in a clown costume singing opera? Have you?
For your edification, the recipe itself:
1 slice bacon, finely cut
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup minced green pepper
1 cup cut-up cooked chicken
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (1/4 lb.)
2 tbsp. cut-up pimento (2-oz. jar)
1 cup cooked peas
1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper
1 cup hot drained boiled macaroni (1/2 cup uncooked)
2 to 3 tbsp. toasted slivered almonds, if desired
In a medium skillet, saute bacon until lightly browned and crisp. Stir in onion and green pepper; cook until almost tender. Stir in chicken cheese, pimento, and peas; season with salt and pepper. Mix in cooked macaroni. Cover ad keep warm over very low heat until ready to serve. Garnish with parsley sprigs; sprinkle with toasted almonds. 2 generous servings.
Note: For best color, use cooked fresh or frozen peas.
Anyone want to try this out?