Joys of Jell-o Gelatin
General Foods Corporation
We haven’t posted a Jell-o book in ages. As a Midwesterner, I can appreciate the sophistication of Jell-o cuisine. My mom would put marshmallows and fruit cocktail in ours. (Our family lived on the edge.) This book kicks Jell-o to the next level with the multi-colored layers on the front cover. Pretty darn sexy, right?
Having been in the awful library book business for enough time, these Jell-o cookbooks are pretty similar in terms of recipes. Check them out here, here, here, and here. Molds of Jell-o and other congealed matter were pretty popular in the 60s and 70s. I can’t think of a church potluck, party, or any gathering that didn’t have at least one Jell-o mold. That said, I know I have never seen one of the “savory” Jell-o dishes at a potluck. I am quite sure that if I had actually seen one of these dishes, let alone tasted one, I would still be suffering from the trauma.
However, if you feel brave, give one those “salad” or “savory” recipes a try.