Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vintage Recipe Thursday: Nasty Jell-O of the Month

I'm doing things a bit differently this week and posting the first in a monthly series of Jell-O recipes even I won't try*:  Imperial Salad from The Jell-O Girl Entertains, an adorable pamphlet I found at A Legacy Antiques here in Wichita.  Imperial Salad looks amazing--very stained glass, and get a load of those awesome molds!  However, the lemon/pineapple/pimento/cucumber combination is, quite frankly, revolting.  I wonder how many people saw this and thought, "I think I'll try that!"

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If any of my dear readers are brave enough to attempt it, I'd love to hear about it!  Be sure to take photos--inquiring minds want to know.

In other Jell-O news, Laura of Pragmatic Attic has introduced me to The Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn.  I definitely need to work on my gelatin mold collection, if only I didn't already have too much stuff!

For your listening pleasure, "Mandalay" (Abe Lymon Orchestra, 1924)

It's in the public domain, so you can download it for free from Internet Archive.


Emily at the blog Livin' Vintage has a monthly round-up of inedible Jell-O recipes, which has inspired me to find the ickiest recipes in my collection.  No worries--I won't run out of recipes any time soon!


  1. what lovely illustrations!

  2. Oh, my gosh, surely no one ever made that horrid jello recipe! The pamplet, however, is darling - but I think I remember that I found it! Love you!

  3. The snail shell shape is kind of selling me on this one. The ingredients hold me back. Thanks for the link to the JELLO mistress website. Divine! I look forward to the next "nasty jello" post.

  4. i love the nasty jello of the month! lol!

    love, polly :)


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