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“New” Vintage Copper Gelatin Molds Added To My Collection!

“New” Vintage Copper Gelatin Molds Added To My Collection!

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By RetroRuth I hit the mother of all gelatin mold jackpots recently at my local Salvation Army. There were literally 5 or 6 plastic tubs FULL of molds to choose from. Since I own quite a few already (*ahem* 30! *cough cough*) I only went for the best of the…

Ham Mousse Imperial On The Mid-Century Menu

Ham Mousse Imperial On The Mid-Century Menu

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So, if you’ve ever wondered what ham salad with gelatin in it looks like, here you go: This is Ham Mousse Imperial, and it was submitted to our Gelatin Contest by Godzilaw. Who apparently likes to watch us eat slimy things. Or, at least, likes to watch Tom eat slimy…

Orange Jell-O On The Mid-Century Menu

Orange Jell-O On The Mid-Century Menu

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Can you believe I am still posting tested recipes from our Gelatin Contest over on Mid-Century Menu? Neither can I. At least we get to see Tom enjoying eating gelatin! Go over to Mid-Century Menu to see all the joy!…

Hostess Twinkies and Pudding Pies, Church Cookbook Recipes, Glazed Tea Cakes And Santa Stories

Hostess Twinkies and Pudding Pies, Church Cookbook Recipes, Glazed Tea Cakes And Santa Stories

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By RetroRuth So, who else cracked under media pressure and went out to stock up on Hostess products on Friday? I was proud of myself that I resisted the urge to clear out the shelves, limiting myself to one box of each snack cake I wanted, chocolate cupcakes, Suzy-Q’s (which…

Clam Aspic On The Mid-Century Menu

Clam Aspic On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth So, I made some Clam Aspic. It looked just about how you might imagine clam aspic would look. Which is scary. But Tom wasn’t afraid. Not afraid at all. Come on over to the Mid-Century Menu if you want to see it!…

Barbecue Cheese Cracker Pie On The Mid-Century Menu

Barbecue Cheese Cracker Pie On The Mid-Century Menu

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So. What do you get when you combine lime gelatin with a can of tomato sauce and a Cheez-it crust? Apparently you get brown pie. Or, as the Joys of Jell-O likes to call it, Barbecue Cheese Cracker Pie. But at least Tom likes it. Well, sort of. Come on…

Carrot and Pineapple Salad On The Mid-Century Menu

Carrot and Pineapple Salad On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth This week on the Mid-Century Menu we have a great, classic gelatin salad that was submitted by Janet for our recent gelatin contest. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Carrot and Pineapple Salad!! Since one of the ingredients was canned pineapple in heavy syrup, Tom was more than…

It’s A Mid-Century Menu Gelatin Round-up – ALL of the Winners In Our Recent Gelatin Contest

It’s A Mid-Century Menu Gelatin Round-up – ALL of the Winners In Our Recent Gelatin Contest

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By RetroRuth It was an epic contest over on The Mid-Century Menu. It spanned about 4 months and had 10 winners. I really can’t blame you if you couldn’t keep track of all the gelatin-goodness (There was a ton of it!), so I decided to do a re-cap so we…

Herb Glazed Sandwiches Today on The Mid-Century Menu

Herb Glazed Sandwiches Today on The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Today we have something a little strange on The Mid-Century Menu. In fact, we have Tom’s choice for the Glistening and Jiggly Contest, which just happens to be these: Herb-Glazed Sandwiches, sent in by reader Sara. Yep, that’s right, an open-faced sandwich covered with lemon gelatin. It doesn’t…

Grandma Porter’s Lime Jell-O with Avocado & Grapefruit Today on The Mid-Century Menu

Grandma Porter’s Lime Jell-O with Avocado & Grapefruit Today on The Mid-Century Menu

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This week on The Mid-Century we have a great gelatin from April! Grandma Porter’s Lime Jell-O with Avocado & Grapefruit! It also happens to be my choice for the most interesting gelatin submitted for our Glistening and Jiggly contest. Way to go, April! And, it also made Tom laugh. Just…

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