12 February 2008

Seeing is believing

I scanned an old unflavored gelatine cookbook and put it up on my flickr account.

You need to see it. How bad do you need to see it?

Well, there's a recipe for jellied corned beef and cabbage.

Corned Beef and Slaw Gel Salad

16 comments:

MsLittlePea said...

Ew!

lizgwiz said...

Oh, my god...how nasty does THAT look?

super des said...

The Co-op in Davis used to post recipes from old old cookbooks, and they had stuff like this. It was not what I wanted to see while grocery shopping.

Average Jane said...

I own every single gelatin mold shape shown in that cookbook (and dozens more, too). However, they are merely for *decoration* - I do not make hideous meat-n-gelatin dishes with them.

FENICLE said...

That doesn't look to good. But I love the old style directions!!

Nancy said...

I just snagged a 1965 cookbook from my mom's discard pile. I can't wait to scan some of the table setting pictures -- some of the nastiest looking dinner ideas I've ever seen!

Kris said...

I just threw up a little bit in my mouth. That's wrong as wrong can be.

Blog Antagonist said...

That is so...wrong.

Have you ever seen that site that has old Weight Watchers recipe cards posted? Now that is some nasty stuff.

I find old cookbooks and such really interesting. On a recent visit home, I found my Dad's baby book from 1942. You would not BELIEVE some of the advice in there.

Blog Antagonist said...

Couldn't resist. Here it is:

http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards.html

Maggie said...

Oh. My. God.

It's amazing people survived that time period.

Suzanne said...

God, I love it. I have a Jell-O cookbook from the 70s with a recipe for salmon mold and chicken salad mold. I've never amde them, but it is fun to think about. Thanks for sharing the cabbage mold.

Chantel said...

gross - I knew there was a reason I never eat jello

super jive said...

VOM. Thanks.

mdog said...

i... have no words.

Ruth Dynamite said...

Nice.

Can you imagine actually serving this with a straight face?

Major Bedhead said...

Two words that should never, ever, EVER be in the same recipe - corned beef and jell-o. Bleurgh.

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