I bought this book from ebay and I have to say it is the most fascinating book I have in my collection. I could have scanned the entire book if I was that motivated. It's that disgustingly fascinating.
|Better Homes and Gardens Salad Book, 1958|
|Rosy Fruit Cocktail Slices. To be served with mayonnaise and celery seed dressing. There's a cup of heavy cream and cream cheese in this bad boy. But there are cherries on top so surely that will entice the masses.|
|I'm taking a side road here. Notice how sad the oil and vinegar is looking at the salad? It's almost like they don't want to be wasted on it.|
|Pears and green peppers together? Who would have imagined? Obviously nobody. Those crafty pears are hiding creamy cheese balls.|
|Greens, foliage, tomatoes, cucumbers everywhere and this poor bunny can't eat them because he's ceramic. Very mean!|
|Another variation on a perfection salad and another head scratch on what makes this perfection.|
|Chicken Salad in raspberry ring. Would those even taste right together? As a self proclaimed mayophobe, I wouldn't give this the time of day. Maybe I am missing out on something special. Oooh pink..Lots of pink. Pink, pink, pink, pink, blue plates.|
|The description says it all. Everything but how horrid a ham loaf would actually taste. Just to imagine the wet, squishy sound it makes when unmolded. The smell of boiled eggs and mayonnaise lingering in the air. I'm breaking out in a cold sweat.|
|Cheese Aspic peaks would not be where they are today if not for the mayonnaise and perky pimento atop. I would hate to see what a sad pimento looks like. Let's keep it perky.|
|I don't even need to make captions or add my spin. BHG is making my day easy. Shrimp-Lime Double Decker is a high and handsome that holds shrimp in tomato aspic, and cottage cheese in lime gelatin. Pass chili sauce and chived sour cream. This is when the polite "no thank you" hand gesture would be appropriately used.|
|First glance would be a white brain with prions. Second glance says the same thing. Third glance, yep. Verdict is in: White brain with prions.|
|Seashell ice ring. It doubles in keeping this mold from bleeding and a deterrent to that greedy guest who just so happens to have a shellfish allergy.|
|Rye-Pie sandwich. The idea for this is to cut it into dainty little wedges and let your guests watch! Imagine the smattering of applause, the giggling, the high fives abound as you cut into this ring of sophistication.|
Until next time!!!