Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Recipes from the Box Month

This month I'm pulling gems from the 18+ collections of handwritten recipes I possess. this morning I pulled out this book from the back of a box - perhaps the owner's mother. It seems to be a collection of clippings and recipes from the 1960's, and includes a table of contents and more handwritten gems.

Here's the clipping of "Quick Salad for Fall":

Here's a fall salad that can be turned out in short order.  Place two pineapple slices and a slice of canned jellied cranberry sauce together sandwich fashion on crisp greens. (This is a little scary - like my Doughberry things from the Scariest Vintage Recipe countdown.)

Blend 1 (3 oz.) package of cream cheese with a dash of salt and 1/8 tsp. of ground ginger.  Pat into four balls.

Roll balls in coarsely chopped nuts. Place one cheese ball on each salad to be served.  Serve with mayonnaise or favorite salad dressings, thinned with pineapple syrup. 
To serve as a dinner salad use only one slice of pineapple and one slice of cranberry sauce.

Um, how would that make it a 'dinner salad'? Intriguing.

1 comment:

Anne said...

Oooh, the top with mayonnaise part! Is that a holdover from scary recipe week?!