No, I'm not reading from a Halloween cookbook. It's still the 1958 Quick 'n' Easy Good Housekeeping. This very scary photo is the Jellied Fruit, to be accompanied by custard sauce. Only I think here it's the custard sauce with nasty jellied fruit on tip.
I'm not a big fan of jellied foods in general, and I don't think the grapes add anything visually here. The clock is kind of interesting. Next to this recipe is one for "Moonlight Cake with Strawberries." Now why didn't they photograph that one instead?
1 pkg. fruit-flavored gelatin
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup cold water or fruit juice
1 tablesp. lemon juice
1 12 oz. pkg. frozen raspberries, sliced strawberries or peaches
1 cup seedless grapes
Dissolve gelatin in hot water; add cold water; lemon juice ; frozen raspberries, strawberries, or peaches; and grapes. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally as block of fruit thaws and gelatin sets (I love recipes with 'block of fruit'.) about 30 min. for soft jelly, 1 hr. for firm jelly. When set, turn into serving dish or dishes. Top with Speedy Custard Sauce.
This really doesn't seem to refer to the picture, but maybe it's just me. At any rate, I wouldn't eat it from either the visual or the recipe.
I just stopped to ask my five year old if it is a good idea to bounce on my large Swiss exercise ball. He said "No, it's fun though." Can't wait until he's a teen.