from Cool Whip & JELL-O
Jell-o is one of those foods from my childhood that was a staple at every potluck, buffet, or family dinner. After all, I am a Midwesterner. It certainly isn’t as popular as it was in the 1960s and 1970s but every now and then there will be a recipe that includes Jell-o. This is that cookbook. As I was looking through this book, I realized I have probably tasted (or avoided) each one of these recipes at some point. Our family’s favorite was plain old Cool Whip on Jell-o. Pretty exciting, eh?
P.S. The confetti pie is a no go for me. It just looks wrong.
Tuna: As You Like It
Tuna Research Foundation
As a Midwestern kid from the 1960s, tuna casserole was a staple in my mom’s kitchen. It was cheap and easy to make. To this day, tuna casserole is one of the basic comfort foods at my house. Tuna recipes featured in this little book, however, leave a lot to be desired.
Using a theater/performance theme throughout the book, the authors have done their best to make tuna interesting. Love the opening line:
The New Banana
Fruit Dispatch Company
Of course the official fruit of ALB is bananas, thanks to the post “Be Bold With Bananas.” (If you haven’t taken a look at this post you need to RIGHT NOW) Who knew that the banana had so much potential? In this publication, we have a “new” banana. (I am not sure what happened to the old banana other than turn brown.)
Today we have a lovely pro banana book from the early 1930s. Feast your eyes on the bacon wrapped banana and browse some recipes for banana sandwiches. Pretty darn bold, if you ask me.