Mad Men Sunday Dinner

“The mai tai got its name when two Polynesian alcoholics got in a fight over some neckwear.”  ~ George Carlin

I borrowed a couple of restaurant menu items from 2 seasons, season 4 The Summer Man, Brown Derby and this seasons episode 9 Dark Shadows , what I guess to be Trader Vic’s

Starting with a non-fried version of crab Rangoon, I used lightly oiled mini muffin tins to hold the wonton cups,  filling with the crab mixture and baking for 20-25 minutes, easy and less messy than frying. 

18 wonton wrappers for 1/2 recipe of the filling
8 ounces crab meat
8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup light sour cream
4 green onions, chopped
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
pinch of onion powder white pepper and seafood seasoning
-1/2 tsp lemon juice
*optional 1-1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar ( I prefer the filling without the sugar)
Blend all and refrigerate until ready to fill the wontons.  Heat oven to 350°.  Tuck wontons into muffin cups, add filling and bake for 25-30 minutes.   Great retro appetizer.
For dinner I made a Cobb Salad with The Brown Derby dressing, sourdough bread and finally a pretty tasty grapefruit cake…Brown Derby recipe as well.
Have a platter ready with assorted lettuces and arrange chopped, diced turkey, crumbled bacon, boiled eggs, diced avocado, chopped green onions/or chopped chives.  Drizzle dressing over salad season with salt and pepper and serve with sourdough bread.
Cobb Salad


1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 1/4 tbsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 cup red-wine vinegar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tbsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. English mustard
1/2 cup olive oil
1 1/2 cups salad oil
Blend together all ingredients, except oils, then add olive and salad oils and mix well. Blend well again before mixing with salad.

Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake