"Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"?

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KimChee43
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2004/03/10 11:12:16
These salad recipes come from the Toll House, where chocolate chip cookies were invented, and date from at least 1948. I thought they were kind of bizarre. I usually find stuff like this in vintage cookbooks. Anybody else have the same experience and want to share some recipes? Thanks.

"CARROT" SALAD (or "Let's mess with the Easter bunny's mind.")

Season cottage or cream cheese with salt and pepper, and soften with a little cream. Shape into small "carrots". Roll in grated raw carrot and insert a carrot leaf or two in large end. Serve on lettuce with French or Mayonnaise dressing. Allow 2 "carrots" for each serving.


GINGER AND PEAR SALAD

Cut peeled pears lengthwise in thin slices. Arrange in circles on lettuce be, so that slices form petals of a flower. Put a little chopped ginger in center of each. Use strips of green pepper for stems. Serve mayonnaise seperately. Allow 1 pear for each serving.

Bon appetit!
Grampy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/10 11:16:55
Great recipes and old posts refuse to die: http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards.html
meowzart
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RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/10 11:30:37
Thank you KimChee! You've given me reason to bring up "The Gallery of Regrettable Food" again! Here is a beautiful image of a retro salad from the Gallery:


Looks delectable, doesn't it? Dig in!!

For those who haven't visited before, here is the link:
http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/index.html
KimChee43
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RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/10 12:00:43
GRAMPY AND MEOWZART: Thanks so much! Enjoyed your posts! That salad looks positively , Meowzart.

Here's a couple of funky appetizer recipes from the same Toll House cookbook. Maybe some of you will dig these, I don't know.

SEAFOOD MORSELS

Pierce hot fried scallops, oysters, clams, shrimps, or tiny fish balls with toothpicks and arrange on a tray around a center of cabbage, eggplant, or red cabbage, which has been hollowed and filled with Russian Dressing to dip fish into.


BROILED FRUIT BITS

Roll in bacon strips pineapple wedges, pieces of orange or grapefruit peel, or 1-inch squares of watermelon (!), pear, peach, or any spiced fruit. Fasten with a toothpick and broil.
Lone Star
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RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/10 12:16:00
The "Candlelight Salad" from the Sterns Square Foods book was one of the strangest I have seen. A banana was the main ingredient.
RubyRose
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RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/10 12:30:36
Thanks, Lone Star, I was just thinking of the candle salad with mayo melted wax dripping down the banana and couldn't remember where I saw it.

My great-aunt used to make Mrs. Peachy salads - an inverted canned peach half on a lettuce leaf with thin strips of Velveeta (peeled off with the vegetable peeler) for hair, a half maraschino cherry mouth and raisin eyes.
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/10 13:43:09
Just curious...does anybody have a picture of that "Candlelight Salad" that they could post for us? Thanks!
spaniel
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RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 01:09:58
This thread reminds me of some recipes in a kid's cookbook I had - I think it was put out under the Better Homes & Gardens stamp. One highlight was a two-page spread of animal-shaped "salads" based on bananas. My favorite was the Mouse Salad - a banana half with almond ears, raisin eyes and a licorice string for the tail. There was also a Monster Salad made from a banana coated with mayonnaise and rolled in green-tinted coconut "fur."

Actually, except for the hyper-cautious tone - the instructions would say things like "ask an adult to turn on the oven," and Step One in every recipe was "wash your hands," - it was a pretty decent cookbook.
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 11:54:55
Here's a couple more from another vintage cookbook (c. 1950)--one's an appetizer, the other's a salad.

"WEDGIES" (I got a kick out of the title.)

Spread 4 slices of large bologna or minced ham with softened cream cheese seasoned with onions or chives and mustard. Place slices together (like a layer cake). Spread with cheese over top and sides, decorate with sliced olives. Chill. Cut into wedges.


JACK-O-LANTERN SALAD BOWL ("For Hallowe'en entertaining")

Cut Jack-0-Lantern face in hollowed out pumpkin. Line with cabbage leaves. Fill with Cabbage-Pineapple Salad or other salad for Hallowe'en entertaining. (Cabbage leaves prevent salad from falling through slits.)

CABBAGE-PINEAPPLE SALAD: Finely shredded cabbage, a little salt, well-
drained cut-up pineapple, cut-up red apple, marshmallows;
fold in mayo to coat everything.
Lone Star
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 11:58:10
This was in one of my grandmothers old cookbooks.

BACHELOR SALAD

Cut a head of iceburg lettuce in half. Throw one half away.
Pour a bottle of Thousand Island dressing over the other half.
Stand over the sink and eat.
Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 12:08:00
quote:
Originally posted by Lone Star

BACHELOR SALAD

Cut a head of iceburg lettuce in half. Throw one half away.
Pour a bottle of Thousand Island dressing over the other half.
Stand over the sink and eat.

Now, THAT'S my kind of salad!

This thread is cracking me up...
Grampy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 12:37:27
I know this was posted somewhere way back, but I think a couple of you would agree that this goes in the "weird" catagory; http://www.chachich.com/mdchachi/jpizza.html
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 12:39:15
LONE STAR: Loved the recipe for Bachelor Salad!

Here's one more for everybody (c. 1950):


A CROWN OF HARD-COOKED EGGS ("Decorative touch for seafood salads.")

Cut each hard-cooked egg lengthwise into quarters...dipping back of each into partially set gelatin to help it stick. Press each section into the mound of salad. The circle of eggs looks like a jewelled crown.


SEAFOOD SALAD MOLD

1 pkg. lemon jello
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp. prepared mustard
dash of salt and paprika
1 c tuna, salmon, lobster, crabmeat or shrimp
1/2 c thinly sliced celery

Prepare the jello, and add lemon juice, mustard, salt and paprika. When partially set, add seafood and celery. Put into 8" ringmold. Chill until firm. Serve with Tomato-Cucumber Mayonnaise.
Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 12:58:47
You know, there is really nothing more appetizing than a recipe that combines Jello with canned tuna... as such I give you:
Jellied Salad Nicoise

1 can (7 oz.) tuna, drained and coarsely flaked

1 small tomato, diced and drained

1/2 cup cooked cut green beans (optional)

2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives

2 tablespoons green pepper strips

2 tablespoons red onion strips

2 tablespoons mild French or Italian dressing

1 package (3 oz.) Jell-O Lemon Gelatin

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup cold water

2 teaspoons vinegar

1 hard-cooked egg, diced

2 cups coarsely chopped lettuce

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons cream or milk

2 anchovy fillets, finely chopped (optional)

Combine tuna, vegetables, and French dressing in a bowl. Mix lightly; let stand while preparing gelatin mixture. Dissolve gelatin and salt in boiling water. Add cold water and vinegar. Chill until mixture just begins to thicken. Then spoon vegetable mixture and diced egg into a 6-cup ring mold. Pour on half the gelatin. Spread lettuce on top. Add remaining gelatin. Chill until firm---at least 4 hours. Mix mayonnaise, cream, and anchovies. Unmold salad. Garnish with watercress, if desired. Serve with mayonnaise dressing. Makes about 5 cups or 6 entrée salads.

From The New Joys of Jell-O Recipe Book, 2nd edition, General Foods Corporation, 1974.

Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 13:03:29
...unless it is one that utilizes shrimp instead of tuna...
Shrimp Salad Surprise

1 3-oz. Package Jell-O Lemon, Orange, or Orange-Pineapple Gelatin

1 teaspoon garlic salt

3/4 cup boiling water

1 1/2 teaspoons grated onion

Dash of pepper

1 tablespoon wine vinegar

1 cup sour cream or mayonnaise

1/4 cup chopped pecans

1 1/2 cups diced cooked shrimp

3/4 cup diced apples

1/2 cup diced celery

4 quarts torn salad greens

1/3 cup sliced ripe olives

1 grapefruit, sectioned

1 9-oz package Birds Eye Artichoke Hearts, cooked & drained

2 medium tomatoes, diced

Dissolve Jell-O Gelatin and garlic salt in boiling water. Add onion, pepper, and vinegar; cool. Blend in sour cream. Chill until very thick. Fold in pecans, shrimp, apples, and celery. Pour into 9-inch square pan. Chill until firm. Cut into cubes. Toss remaining ingredients lightly with salad dressing, if desired, and place in salad bowls. Arrange cubes on salads (do not toss). Makes 6 entree servings.

From "Joys Of Jello," circa early 1970s
Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 13:06:01
Here are some really cool salad ideas from the "Recipes of the Damned"...


KimChee43
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RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 13:35:07
POGOPHILES: Your recipes have taken the term, "truly revolting", to new heights.
ocdreamr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 14:29:23
quote:
Originally posted by pogophiles

Here are some really cool salad ideas from the "Recipes of the Damned"...





Is that popcorn floating in that green one?? or maybe it's cauliflower???
Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 14:32:54
Cauliflower...
Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 14:54:39
And I believe those are radish slices in the yellow one...
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 15:09:12
Can our stomachs take a couple more c.1950? Here's one for pasta lovers:

LUMBERJACK MACARONI

Spread out on large hot platter...Boiled Macaroni (8 oz. uncooked).
Sprinkle with 2 c grated American cheese, 2-4 TBSP or more of Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 c chili sauce, salt and pepper.
Pour over all 3/4 c of piping hot melted butter. Mix with two forks until sauce is creamy. Serve at once on hot plates.


Now, for all you lima bean enthusiasts...

LIMA BEANS AU GOURMET

Soak 2 cups dried lima beans overnight in 1 qt. salted water (1 tsp. salt). Drain, and cook until tender (1 1/2 hours) in 1 qt. salted water. Drain. Mix with...(here comes the good part...)

2 slices of bacon, diced and crisped
1/2 c sliced mushrooms, sauteed
2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp curry powder
1 blade mace, crumbled
8 whole cloves
1 drop Tabasco sauce
1 can condensed pepperpot or tomato soup, plus water to make 2 cups

Bake in 2 qt. casserole at 350 for a half hour.
Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 15:26:41
Oh KimChee, that calls for dessert!!

KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 15:40:11
POGOPHILES: Now, that's a dessert I wouldn't serve my worst enemy.
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 15:43:58
Here's an idea...wouldn't it be interesting to prepare one of the recipes on this thread and take it to a potluck or something? I'd be curious to know how many people would dig in; it would also be funny to hear some of the comments. Maybe even get some requests for the recipe.
Grampy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 15:56:01
If I brought any of these dishes anywhere, the main course would be goose -- cooked -- mine!
meowzart
Double Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 17:08:31
While looking for a picture of the "Bachelor Salad", I came across this website. It couldn't be more apropos!
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Rhodes/4190/salad.html
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 17:29:45
MEOWZART: I liked the salad history lesson. Thank you.

GRAMPY: Answer me this, will you please? Regarding your post on Japanese pizza...they don't use cheese on pizza in Japan? Is that correct? What is that white stuff on top? Mayo? (It doesn't look like mozzarella.) Do they even eat cheese in Japan? I need some educating on this. Thanks. Also, you know, you COULD sneak one of these recipes anonymously onto a potluck table someplace just to see the reaction and response to it. 'Fess up if you get any positive feedback.
Grampy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 17:55:01
KimChee: Regarding the white stuff, I think the issue is "Don't ask, don't tell."

Regarding the Japanese eating cheese: http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/sales/smartsaving/smartsaving_h_f.html
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 19:13:11
GRAMPY: Thanks for the reply! I imagine you're having a martini about now, is that correct? My favorite libation, but only when I go out to dinner. Bombay Sapphire martini, extra dry (just wave the vermouth bottle over the glass), on the rocks, with an olive. (My everyday libation is a glass of Provencal rose.) Cheers!
Grampy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 19:24:11
I am about to shake up a Plymouth Martini. As for the Bombay, I have a bottle packed for a short trip to NYC tomorrow. I must not forget the olives.
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 19:32:58
quote:
Originally posted by Grampy

I am about to shake up a Plymouth Martini. As for the Bombay, I have a bottle packed for a short trip to NYC tomorrow. I must not forget the olives.


GRAMPY: Forgive my ignorance, but what is a Plymouth Martini? Also, out of curiosity, how much Bombay do you pack for a short trip? (I like Tanqueray for a short trip--a 375ml bottle. That lasts me a couple of nights. Bombay doesn't come in half-bottles.)
Grampy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 20:13:34
quote:
Originally posted by KimChee43

quote:
Originally posted by Grampy

I am about to shake up a Plymouth Martini. As for the Bombay, I have a bottle packed for a short trip to NYC tomorrow. I must not forget the olives.


GRAMPY: Forgive my ignorance, but what is a Plymouth Martini? Also, out of curiosity, how much Bombay do you pack for a short trip? (I like Tanqueray for a short trip--a 375ml bottle. That lasts me a couple of nights. Bombay doesn't come in half-bottles.)


Plymouth is a very dry, conventional British gin. My favorite. I pack one bottle as we are only staying 2 nights. Of course, we do plan to go to the Beekman for drinks. Haryy's in the Sherry Netherlands on a Friday afternoon is a favorite, but we we be in Chinatown shopping at that time. Cheers!
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 21:09:23
A 750 ml bottle of Bombay gets me to Florida, unless my wife decides to drink Martinis instead of her usual Manhattans, in which case we need to stop in Delaware to buy another bottle. I must admit that I'm so niggardly with the bottle of Plymouth my wife gave me back in January that I don't even share it with her- and there's still about half left.

Grampy: Someplace years ago, I think it might have been a Joe Palmer article on the Kentuckey Derby, was described a gelatin salad that was actually a solidified Martini - cubes of plain gelatin Martini- I don't think any dressing was provided. Have you ever seen a recipe that might actually work to make such a delight?
Grampy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/11 22:26:31
SJ: Tiny gray cells will work upon this upon my return from NYC.
buggsy
Junior Burger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/12 00:02:51
WEDGIES" (I got a kick out of the title.)

Spread 4 slices of large bologna or minced ham with softened cream cheese seasoned with onions or chives and mustard. Place slices together (like a layer cake). Spread with cheese over top and sides, decorate with sliced olives. Chill. Cut into wedges.

Kimchee
The title is great....But what are you supposed to DO with it once you cut it into wedges?!
Jellybeans
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/12 02:54:21
quote:
Originally posted by pogophiles

Oh KimChee, that calls for dessert!!




That looks like Southeast Asian coconut-based seaweed jelly dessert which is actually yummy. However, we don't use such bright colours. Everything is pastel coloured because we mix in so much coconut cream and coconut palm sugar.
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/12 08:26:49
quote:
Originally posted by buggsy

WEDGIES" (I got a kick out of the title.)

Spread 4 slices of large bologna or minced ham with softened cream cheese seasoned with onions or chives and mustard. Place slices together (like a layer cake). Spread with cheese over top and sides, decorate with sliced olives. Chill. Cut into wedges.

Kimchee
The title is great....But what are you supposed to DO with it once you cut it into wedges?!


BUGGSY: I don't even want to go there!
Lone Star
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/12 09:47:07
My favorite quote from Meowzarts article:


"America's heritage on a paper plate."
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/12 10:03:26
quote:
Originally posted by Lone Star

My favorite quote from Meowzarts article:


"America's heritage on a paper plate."


LONE STAR: I heartily concur.
Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/12 10:03:47
quote:
Originally posted by KimChee43

LUMBERJACK MACARONI

Spread out on large hot platter...


Sing Monty Python's "Lumberjack Song". Apply salve to burns...
Grampy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/15 11:12:16
quote:

Grampy: Someplace years ago, I think it might have been a Joe Palmer article on the Kentuckey Derby, was described a gelatin salad that was actually a solidified Martini - cubes of plain gelatin Martini- I don't think any dressing was provided. Have you ever seen a recipe that might actually work to make such a delight?


I did my snooping, and this is what I came up with. The article relates to "Jelly Shots," which hark back to Jerry Thomas: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/guides/guide-display/-/10YQ1S84HNS6/002-5202826-8828829
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/15 12:17:17
Thanks, Grampy: The Jelly Shots look just like what I was asking about. I think I'll start an experiment this afternoon with a Martini. But, I'm not sure where they belong in the dinner- after the entree and before the salad? After dinner but before the cofffee and dessert? Should they accompany cheese? Seems like I'll have to woork this out over a series of dinners - tough work, but someone has to do it...
Grampy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/15 12:40:10
SJ: I know that kind of tough work. I needed to do it, too, when I worked on my small Martini book. But it does look like will destroy this old joke while munching on those jellies:

"Do you drink gin, Phil?"
"What else can you do with it?"
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/15 17:29:28
That would be Phil Baker?
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/16 08:18:47
Correction: Phil Harris. Phil Baker was a kid who sat next to me in Krieger Elementary School in the '30s. Excuse the Senior moment.
Grampy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/16 09:29:09
Thanks, John, for clearing that up. Not having been to Krieger Elementary, I was in a bit of a quandary.
Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/16 10:25:10
quote:
Originally posted by Grampy

"Do you drink gin, Phil?"
"What else can you do with it?"


"In case you've haven't noticed kid, I'm no wild animal except at parties."
Grampy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/16 10:30:43
quote:
Originally posted by pogophiles

quote:
Originally posted by Grampy

"Do you drink gin, Phil?"
"What else can you do with it?"


"In case you've haven't noticed kid, I'm no wild animal except at parties."


And I'm sure those jelly bites are guaranteed to break the ice at parties.
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/16 11:53:12
Just curious...how are you supposed to serve those Jelly Shots? With a toothpick and olive attached to each one (as in hors d'ouvre-style)? In a martini glass with a spoon (as in dessert-style)?
Scarlett
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/16 12:23:01
Are jelly bites the same as Jell-o shooters which are usually made with vodka?
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/16 13:05:13
Scarlett: It looks like you are way ahead of us. They seem to be the same thing, with the possible exception that Jelly shots are apparently usually made with plain gelatin while Jello Shooters , I guess, are made with flavored jello. Let us know your experience with these things...

Kim Chee: That is one of the obstacles we will have to overcome in our reasearch. When and how to serve those presumably delectible little bites of booze? I did not have the time yesterday to start the experiment, and this afternoon does'nt look any better - maybe tomorrow when we are snowed in will prove to be the time I need to get started. If you try it out, keep us posted on your findings...
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/16 13:33:37
SJ: Being lazy, I'd rather leave the research up to you, and then go along with your findings, one way or the other. I'm a purist, so I would NEVER use flavored Jello in a Martini Jelly Shot--only unflavored will suffice for me.
Scarlett
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/16 13:48:11
The Jello Shooters are made with any flavor Jello you like.

At Christmas I make a strawberry batch and a lime batch.
I dissolve the Jello in 1/2 to 1 cup boiling water and put it in the refrigerator to chill. Use chilled vodka for the other cup of liquid. I pour the chilled 'goody' in small paper cups - the kind some restaurants use for small servings of catchup. When they are all chilled and firm - just put the cup in your mouth and squeez the cup. Yummmm

I plan to try the Jelly Bites and I hope you enjoy the shooters if you decide to give them a try.
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/16 22:12:09
Scarlett: What a neat solution to a slippery problem - little cups that you just pop in your mouth - guess you just spit it out like a watermellon seed. It will certainly be a part of my experiments- if I can find the cups...
Scarlett
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/16 22:27:16
I know you'll love these things. The cups I use are made by Solo Cup Company (Urbana, IL 61802-2895) They are called Paper Souffles (1/2 oz) No. 38. I guess you could get rid of the cup like watermelon seed but I just sqeeze on the cup like it's a grape and dispose of the cup like a grape hull.

As a matter of fact I think I'll make some lime flavored ones for St. Patty's... Any reason is a good reason to have these little lovelies around. Enjoy!
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/18 11:54:34
I did it yesterday- St Patrick's Day. I gelled up some green "jelly shots"
from Vodka and Creme de Menthe. My guests were overwhelmed! That is to say they were nearly overcome- the flavor was so intense and my servings were too generous.

I was afraid of an insipid flavor, so I used 4 oz. of water to 6 oz. of Vodka and 2 oz. of Creme de Menthe. That looked so pretty that I decided to top it off with a similar mixture of Vodka and Creme de Cocao and a bit of yellow food coloring to make the color of the golden harp. In all I had 16 oz. of gelled fun, distributed between three 6 oz yogurt containers. It unmolded perfectly with a quivering green mound surmounting the golden base.
I served it after dinner, but before the Irish Coffee - which seemed about right as a "palate cleanser" between courses. One tablespoon of "Grayslake" plain gelatin was sufficient for the pint of jelly. Next time, I'll try the Martini jelly with a slightly more watery mix and serve it at the cocktail hour.
Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/18 11:57:07
Another lovely "Gallery of Regrettable Food" image for your inspiration:



I love the color!!
Scarlett
Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/18 12:22:41
SJ: Good for you! That sounds classy! I'll have to try that one. I made the 'standard' Jell-o shooters with lime Jello-- now I can't keep my hand out of the refrigerator. If you come up with any more variations I would love to try them.


lleechef
Sirloin
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/18 12:46:10
pogo, that looks positively yummy! Pimento stuffed green olive gelatin with.....what are the white things? Popcorn? Marshmallows? And what are the cups surrounding this abomination? What are they stuffed with? I think I'll pass and have the Snappy Mackerel Casserole for lunch.
Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
RE: "Retro" Salads or "Just Plain Weird"? 2004/03/18 13:13:15
quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

pogo, that looks positively yummy! Pimento stuffed green olive gelatin with.....what are the white things? Popcorn? Marshmallows?


I'm thinking maybe sculpted cream cheese?
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