Gelatin molds were popular in 50s-60s, often made with lime flavor & creative ingredients like cottage cheese, nuts, and shrimp.
Cheese fondue dates back to 17th century. Became popular in the late '60s as a party food. Check your parent's/grandparent's house for fondue pots.
1960s fave Swedish meatballs, beef/pork in gravy/cream sauce, still trendy. IKEA sells them or make yourself from official Swedish website recipe.
1950s/60s staple: canned tuna, mushroom soup, seasoning, curry/cheese, casseroles w/ chips/bread/cashews. Easy, maligned, American classic.
Pineapple upside-down cake, a classic dessert with slices of pineapple and cherries, won a 1926 recipe contest and was popular in the 50s-60s.
NYC's Delmonico's chef invented Alaska-inspired Baked Alaska, a meringue-topped cake with ice cream. Popularized in the 1860s for grand desserts.
Creamy chicken and veggie dish with canned mushroom soup, popular in the 50s-60s, served over biscuits, rice or pilaf. Now nearly extinct.
Ambrosia salad, a classic dish from the '50s and '60s, includes oranges, coconut, and sometimes cherries, bananas, pineapple, and marshmallows.
Meatloaf, a classic American dish, was born during the Great Depression as an affordable way to feed families and make leftovers for sandwiches.
Tiki culture, popular in the '60s, gave rise to luau-themed parties with Polynesian-inspired pupu platters, including bacon-wrapped chicken liver.