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Dishing Up Domestic Nostalgia

I have this fantasy about hosting a retro potluck. My friends would show up at my door with casseroles, macaroni salads, Jell-O salad and Spam loaves—all of which I’d present on macramé trivets. We’d drink old-fashioneds and applaud ourselves for our commitment to ironic leisure. My plan never quite gets off the ground, however, because, well—Jell-O salad is gross.

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