A Cartoon About Onions!

I am so excited I could hardly wait to write this post! I just discovered an old cartoon about onions and it’s absolutely adorable!  According to contributors of the blog Classic Cartoons, “The Tears of an Onion” is a Fleischer Color Classic released in 1938. This cartoon is notable for several reasons. One, it’s the only Color Classic still protected by copyright and because of that, it couldn’t be included on “Somewhere in Dreamland” DVD collection, and two, it is relatively rare and unknown to many classic cartoon fans.  You can read the entire post and see the screenshots of this rare cartoon (including the original Paramount opening and closing titles) here //bit.ly/dFmagv.

On that note, how about a snack?  This one is tasty, quick to make and versatile. For example, use pesto instead of pizza sauce and add a few slices of canadian bacon . . . Yummy x’s 10!

Crusty Onion Bruschetta


1  French bread baguette (about 8 ounces)

4 ounces light cream cheese

1/2 cup nonfat or low fat ricotta cheese

2 teaspoon dried oregano

2 teaspoons dried basil

1 cup pizza sauce, canned

1 medium onion, cut into paper-thin wedges

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Parsley (fresh or dried optional)

Directions:  Split bread in half lengthwise.  Pull out some bread from center of each half, leaving a 1/2-inch shell.  Beat cheeses and herbs with fork and spread mixture along length of both bread halves.  Place a ribbon of pizza sauce and a single layer of onions over cheese mixture.  Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake on baking sheet at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until onion is tender and tips are slightly blackened, but crust is not too dark.  Sprinkle with parsley if desired.  Cut crosswise into narrow strips.  Makes 8 servings.

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