|Goodies from Paramount Antique Mall|
Paul and I drove out to Paramount Antique Mall Saturday. We'd never been there before (we just found out about it). The place is enormous. Quite frankly, it was a bit overwhelming and Paul wouldn't buy me a 1930s waffle iron because he said he didn't want to buy an appliance with someone else's 70-year-old waffle crud on it. Gee whiz. Anyway, I did find a great scarf for $3.50 (I don't know if it's really vintage or silk, but for $3.50, who cares?), some vintage recipe booklets (of course--how could I resist?) and little Jell-O molds. There were two women in the booth when Paul and I were digging through the baskets of Jell-O molds to find a matching set (We ended up with 10!) who asked me what I was going to do with them. "Mold Jell-O..." I mean, what does one do with a Jell-O mold? The women looked at me like I was crazy (literally like they were patronizing an insane person--"isn't that cute--she uses Jell-O molds to mold Jell-O; she'll never survive in the real world") and proceeded to tell me about some ghastly craft project involving glitter that renders a vintage Jell-O mold inoperable. I think I did a fairly good job of hiding my horror.
George Olsen and His Orchestra will make everything better with "Makin' Whoopee!"
It's in the public domain, so you can download it from Internet Archive.
Anyhow, with said Jell-O molds, I made a fabulous recipe from this Jell-O booklet, which was a Christmas gift from my parents. It's from 1930:
Since I made This Side of Paradise Pudding, I have become (even more) enamored of gelatin. It is amazing stuff, despite the artificial flavorings. I am losing my "slow food" street cred! These Pineapple-Orange Creams are fabulous. They taste like orange sherbet with pineapple and mandarin oranges. Yum!
Pineapple Orange Creams
|a fun scarf--just in time for warmer weather|
|I'm sure you'll be seeing recipes from these booklets in the near future!|
*****I realized I haven't posted a drink recipe in a while, so I'll introduce you to one of my favorite tipples--the Gimlet. All it is is 1 ounce of Rose's lime juice (I want to make homemade some time) and 1 jigger (1.5 ounces) of gin. That's it! It looks like antifreeze in its glowing greenness (which the yellow from the lamp neutralized). I love it. Unlike the rest of my generation, I'm not a vodka kind of gal.