Retro Tuesday Blog Hop

I just had to join in on the Retro Tuesday Blog Hop with Tracy from The Crazy Suburban Mom. Thanks for setting up a McLinky for this one.

And for my entry I am putting up Perfection Salad.
Why? Because it sounded absolutely awful! Horrid! OMG Yuck!

That recipe is similar to this one:

Perfection Salad


• 1 envelope Knox Sparkling Gelatin.
• 1/2 cup cold water.
• 1/2 cup mild vinegar.
• 1 pint boiling water
• 1 teaspoonful salt
• 1 cup finely shredded cabbage.
• Juice of one lemon.
• 1/2 cup sugar.
• 2 cups celery cut in small pieces.
• 1/4 can sweet red peppers, finely cut.

Soak the gelatin in cold water five minutes; add vinegar, lemon juice, boiling water, sugar and salt. Strain, and when beginning to set add remaining ingredients. Turn into a mold and chill. Serve on lettuce or endive leaves with mayonnaise dressing, or cut in dice and serve in cases made of red or green peppers, or the mixture may be shaped in molds lined with pimentos. A delicious accompaniment to cold sliced chicken or veal.

Isn't it just gross looking? LOL I do not know what was the fascination with Jell-O and making anything that is not a dessert? But they did. So what 1950'ish food do you remember or have seen that made you go OMG NO! ? ? ?

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  1. EEEEEWWWWW! the olives look like eyes!LOL

    I can't stand Jell-O recipes either! Come visit me at !

    Thanks for joining Retro Tuesdays!

  2. You joined me and I'm so excited! Can't even tell you :)


  3. Lemon/vinegar jello with celery and peppers! EEEEEWWWWW! Who in the *bleep* thought that would be a great idea? I'm gagging just thinking about it!

  4. Just imagining the bouncing jelly with strands of pasta hanging out is giving me the dry heaves.


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