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Old 10-10-2012, 11:43 AM   #11
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I went to a potluck where retro food was the theme. I brought a chiffon cake and a dessert made with Jello and molded, it was delightfully jiggly. The jello dessert was one weird one that my grandmother brought to every function and as weird as it was, it was delicious. Here are some of the ingredients- Lime Jello, cream cheese, mayonnaise (not kidding), crushed pineapple and whipped heavy cream. I grew to love it before knowing what was in it, because as a child I would have never eaten it otherwise! May have had melted marshmallows in it too.
You reminded me of Watergate Salad (made w/ pudding). It went something like this...

Watergate Salad recipe
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:16 PM   #12
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The best source for turn of the century recipes:



If you can't find it at your local bookstore (are there any of those left?) you can get it at Amazon.com
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:47 PM   #13
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I have both my Mom's and my Grandmother's old cook books and magazine/newpaper clipped recipes. There are some really good dishes in there. Cerise, those pictures are great.

I think we should all find "a recipe from yesteryear", make it, and share the pics and experience. Maybe even a full yesteryear meal!!! How fun would that be?!?!?!
I like your idea for a menu or recipe from the past.

Taste of Home used to run an article called Mom's Best Meals, I always enjoyed the recipes and stories associated with them.

I would probably be skinny if it was not for the memories I attach to various foods from the past!
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You reminded me of Watergate Salad (made w/ pudding). It went something like this...

Watergate Salad recipe
I'd never heard of it until I moved south, but I really like Watergate salad!
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:37 PM   #15
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My Mom was stuck on Lime Jell-O with shredded lettuce stirred in. Ugh!
Omg that sounds dreadful! Reminds me of aunt Bethany's jello mold from national lampoons Christmas vacation, but I think hers had cast food in it, !
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I like your idea for a menu or recipe from the past.

Taste of Home used to run an article called Mom's Best Meals, I always enjoyed the recipes and stories associated with them.

I used to love that feature. I don't think they do that since they were bought out.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:25 PM   #17
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I just want to take a second to thank all of you for your input. I wasn't sure if this subject would get much attention. My daughter asked me Sunday if I could make a small pot of Boston Baked Beans and Brown Bread. I will have to find a metal coffee can for the brown bread. That is what set me off on this trip. She was talking about all her favorite foods she wants me to make for her. A lot of the foods are what I learned from my mother.
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You reminded me of Watergate Salad (made w/ pudding). It went something like this...

Watergate Salad recipe
I just clicked on your link to see what watergate salad is. My mom used to make this when I was little but she put the mix on top of a biscuit base. She claimed it was her recipe
Next time she visits I'm going to make Watergate Salad and see if she fesses up
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A link to "yesteryear" cookbooks (free pdfs--copyright lapsed):

Free eBooks: Historical Cookbooks (Kindle Nook iPad PDF EPub Html) DigitalBookIndex

(I grabbed the Swedish-English one--ever wonder how to make potato flour at home...this book has the instructions.)
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This thread is a keeper. It has me rembering things I'd forgotten and this memory refresh is wonderful. Thanks Addie for starting it and mentioning Tomato Pudding,
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