I was scanning the 1958 Good Housekeeping Breads and Sandwiches again and realized I missed the suggested variations for yesterday's 'Party Sandwich Loaf'. OK - at what kind of party would you want to serve that one, anyway? A wake?
Here are some substitute filling combos to try:
Tuna, salmon or lobster salad
Eggs and stuffed olives
Canned deviled ham
Jar of Blue-cheese spread
Get this - those are supposed to be served together - each on one layer of the sandwich loaf! Why on earth did anyone invent deviled ham anyway? And the Blue-cheese spread comments I'm thinking of could fill another blog post.
But wait - there's more:
"Or try this combination":
Cream cheese and chopped ripe olives (as opposed to stale ones?)
Grated carrot and cabbage, mayonnaise (What do you do with the mayonnaise?)
Canned deviled tongue or ham
Deviled tongue - the delicacy everyone eats at classy parties. Did they not have caviar in the 50's? I suppose I should be grateful, or I'd find caviar/prune recipes...
One more variation: "Dessert Sandwich Loaf"
Make the party loaf with sweet fillings.
Date-Nut Filling: Mix 1 7 1/4 oz. pkg. pitted dates, snipped fine with scissors (excuse me?), 1/2 cup chopped nuts, 2 3-oz. pkgs cream cheese (this is in addition to the fabulous cream cheese frosting, readers), 1/3 cup light cream.
Peanut-Butter Marmalade Filling: Mix 1/2 cup peanut butter with 4 tablesp. marmalade.
Again, these are to be spread on alternate loafs - so a slice of this thing would get both of those fillings TOGETHER.
I'm set to go to a breakfast this morning with Meg Cabot, Sharon Draper and IL YA authors. Heaven. I daresay we won't be having anything listed on this blog today, thankfully.