May 31, 2016
It’s impossible to look through this 1977 Jello cookbook (from the General Mills folks), and not feel transported to a different time. A time when someone might spell your name in frosted alphabet cereal letters….
A time when fruits often hung suspended in sparkling red gelée…
This book reminded me of Pat Oleszko’s contribution to an even earlier cookbook, my own Mmmmm (published in 1972). With the aim of serving her hospital-bound dad something completely without texture, we made several different kinds of jello, cut them into little 2-inch squares, and piled them into a wobbly haystack. This was followed by… really?… shredded wheat jello.
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