Friday, April 18, 2014

Cabbage Salad

Surprise! Another salad recipe! I looked at the ingredients of the first ten or so cabbage salad recipes I found on the Internet and none of them included pineapple, marshmallows or whipped cream. I’m getting the idea that salads used to be more loose and carefree before they became so rigidly healthy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Orange Salad

It seems with each passing “salad” recipe we come across the ingredients become ever more random. You can almost imagine whipped cream being substituted with peanut butter, or cottage cheese, and nobody would care. Include white grapes? Why not green olives stuffed with pimento? Banana cubes, you say? Let’s try sauerkraut instead!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Two Salads

The cranberry salad gives instructions for preparing it with either whole or chopped berries. As for the apple salad if you have ever boiled them you know how hard it would be to accomplish this recipe without destroying the cored apples. Also, I have come to understand that if a recipe from this era has salad in the title you can almost bet there will be cottage cheese involved.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hollywood Salad

This salad looks like it was invented by just grabbing whatever could be found in the refrigerator and tossing it all together in a salad bowl, like a Cobb salad. If you don’t like a particular ingredient just substitute it for one you do like.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Two Recipes

This is a little blurry because the glue used to affix the recipes to the card has come loose in places, making them wavy. The tuna recipe sounds good served as recommended, but might make for a tasty sandwich spread as well. As for another tapioca recipe, I’m thinking either the owner of this recipe box was obsessed with tapioca or it was really, really popular in the 1950’s and ‘60’s! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Good Salad

I did an online search for “Goad Salad” and all I could find were recipes that included goat cheese. A search for “Good Salad” brought up a variety of recipes, none of which were similar to this one. My first thought when looking over the ingredients was this recipe must be some kind of a practical joke, maybe something to serve on April 1st. How else can one explain the coupling of horse radish, Jell-O, salad dressing and walnuts? But then I remembered this recipe, and it all made sense.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Orange Meringue Custard

This recipe for orange meringue custard only has four ingredients, one of the simplest we have yet found in the old recipe box. Do you think it would be any better with a crust?