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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…

Raspberry Rhubarb Salad Today on the Mid-Century Menu

Raspberry Rhubarb Salad Today on the Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Today on the Mid-Century Menu, we reveal the winner of the Best Recipe in the Glistening and Jiggly Gelatin Contest! Raspberry Rhubarb Salad! Thanks to Pat who sent in this great recipe! I have to tell you, Tom was very happy. It may not look like it, but…

Lemon Jell-O Cake Today on the Mid-Century Menu

Lemon Jell-O Cake Today on the Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Today over on the Mid-Century Menu we have Lemon Jell-O Cake, the Second Place Winner in the Glistening and Jiggly contest! This recipe was sent in by Martha K., and is really good. It was so good, in fact, that it just may have coaxed a little smile…

Applesauce 7-Up Salad – The Fourth Place Best Recipe Winner On The Mid-Century Menu

Applesauce 7-Up Salad – The Fourth Place Best Recipe Winner On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth No, no. This is NOT ectoplasm. This is the Fourth Place Winner for Best recipe in the Glistening and Jiggly contest on the Mid-Century Menu! This is Applesauce 7-Up Salad, and the recipe for this lovely thing was submitted by my neighbor, Nina. It is actually really, really…

Molded Sea-Food Salad – Glistening And Jiggly Finalist #3 On The Mid-Century Menu

Molded Sea-Food Salad – Glistening And Jiggly Finalist #3 On The Mid-Century Menu

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Congrats to Michelle, the third finalist for the Glistening and Jiggly Contest in the “Worst Gelatin” category! Michelle sent us this weird thing, which was both very exciting and very disgusting. This is Molded Sea-Food Salad. It is exciting for many reasons. One reason is that it came from a…

Pineapple Olive Salad – Glistening And Jiggly Finalist #2 on The Mid-Century Menu

Pineapple Olive Salad – Glistening And Jiggly Finalist #2 on The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Wow. I just…wow. That’s really all I have to say about the next finalist. In my opinion, this is really the epitome of a bad gelatin salad. Is it possible to have a perfect worst gelatin salad? Do you say it’s “perfectly terrible”? Or that is the “perfect…

The Gelatin Testing Continues on The Mid-Century Menu – And So Does The Weirdness!

The Gelatin Testing Continues on The Mid-Century Menu – And So Does The Weirdness!

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By RetroRuth Wow! Did you guys send me the stuff!! I can’t believe some of the recipes that came in for the Mid-Century Menu gelatin contest. And, unbelievably, I’ve even made some weirder stuff this week than I did last week. The name of the game this week: “Things Aren’t…

Gelatin Recipe Testing Has Begun For The Mid-Century Menu – And It’s Weird

Gelatin Recipe Testing Has Begun For The Mid-Century Menu – And It’s Weird

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By RetroRuth Oh, Holy Cow! I am very, very excited about this contest. We got in about 50 entries (!) this time and competition is fierce! The entries have really been all over the map on this one.  It has been so much fun so far that I just had…

Glistening And Jiggly – A Mid-Century Menu Gelatin Contest *UPDATED*

Glistening And Jiggly – A Mid-Century Menu Gelatin Contest *UPDATED*

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By RetroRuth I think it’s about time for another Mid-Century Menu contest, don’t you??? Yeah. I think it’s about that time. And the theme of this contest??? Gelatin! Jell-O. Knox. The jiggly stuff. The good stuff.  The stuff that glued our childhoods together. The stuff that held bits of fruit…

Frozen Valentine Rounds Today On The Mid-Century Menu

Frozen Valentine Rounds Today On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Well, it’s a little late for Valentine’s Day posts, but we are going to go ahead with this one anyway. Why? Because everyone loves Jell-O salad. It’s pink! It’s a salad! But sadly, it isn’t a real heart. Well, I mean it has a heart on it, but…

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