I mentioned before that in addition to old cookbooks, I love cheesy horror movies. The two sometimes have more in common than one might imagine, especially when it comes to visuals. Today's creature feature comes from the Better Homes and Gardens Casserole Cook Book (copyright 1968, but mine is the fifth printing from 1970).
I'm not sure exactly what it is, other than some kind of alien splayed out. If we are lucky, it's a dead alien with its legs in the air like a dead cartoon animal. Maybe the green is bits of a shredded internal organ leaking out. If we're not lucky, this is of the facehugger variety and getting ready to clamp those tentacles over our faces and subdue us with the green stuff it is emitting. I'm not sure which it is, but I'm not getting any closer to find out.
What is this creature, exactly?
It is a Mexicali Casserole, of course! Strangely, there is no mention of anything green in the recipe, so apparently I am correct that the creature is creating/exuding the green stuff itself.
I was also wondering whether canned tamales were really a thing anymore since good fresh or frozen tamales are more available now. It appears that they are, and just as disappointing as one might imagine! Should you ever desire to make your own alarming and possibly deceased alien, you can still find canned tamales for the legs. I know my life is richer for knowing this.