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Well, she should be worried. Because that family of six is not going to be best pleased when they get a look at their dinner tonight. Dinner in a Shell, indeed. It is Something in a Shell, all right. Primal soup perhaps. But not really something you could call Dinner.
It floats in the air, barely supported by a strange hand attached to an arm clad in what looks like a Butterball turkey wrapper. The Shell - and the arm, for that matter - are both several times the size of Betty's head. So she probably feels that it is politic to praise them and stay well out of trouble.
Poor Betty, traumatized by dinner. And she's not the only one.
What in the world is in this Dinner in a Shell? It is supposed to be - Betty assures us (and herself) - that it is beef, pork, onions and green peppers. Also there are lima beans lurking in the brew. And cabbage. And gravy. And sour cream. But I think there may be small creatures in there, too.
Despite what this 1940s era ad says, this is not the way to "feed your family royally, yet keep your food bills down." Because you will want them to not only keep the food bills down, but keep the actual food down. And from the look of this, I don't think that's going to happen.