Friday, February 12, 2010

Be My Valentine

This is from the adult Valentine's Day party menu, Better Homes and Gardens Birthdays and Family Celebrations, 1963. Those gelatin hearts are made from deep Jello in a baking dish, but I still don't get how to get the diamond faceted style of those hearts.
This is the Valentine Ring-around:
Mash together one 12-oz. carton cream -style cottage cheese and two 3-oz. packages cream cheese till well blended. Soften 1 tsp. unflavored gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water; dissolve over hot water; add 1/4 tsp. salt. Stir gelatin mixture into cheese mixture.
Add 1 cup seedless grapes, 1/2 cup broken pecans, 2 tablespoons chopped chives. (oh boy). Fold in 1 cup whipping cream, whipped. Turn into 5-cup ring mold or individual molds. Chill till firm. Unmold. Top with Heart Cutouts.
That is a very odd flavor combination.
I'm still reading the crochet mystery series from Betty Hechtman. These are great fun, but not improving my attempt to crochet. My zig-zag blanket is looking worn and it's barely started. Still, it's my New Year's resolution and is using up yarn I've had a while.


Barbara said...

God, that sounds disgusting. Why not just eat them all separately? I like molds, but the obsession with them back then is comical, isn't it?

Janice said...

Oh I don't think I'll bother making this, it really doesn't sound appealing and I have to say doesn't look too great either - bring on the Claret Punch!

Queen Art-o-Eat said...

I bet there were special aluminum pointed jello molds. I love old pamphlet books. The pictures! the recipes! oh, my!!