What Mrs Dewey did with the New Jell-O!

What Mrs Dewey did with the New Jell-O is a little booklet from 1933. What Mrs Dewey did is told in in story form on the first three pages. She and her daughter Nancy are very excited that the strawberry jello in the new box is much prettier that the old jello and tastes more like fresh strawberries.
This is what she did with asparagus. I love asparagus but I sure wouldn't want it in Jello! If you look closely at the photo you can see the she went to the trouble of placing asparagus tips in the grooves of the mold. Maybe the eye ball effect was made with an especially large end of an asparagus spear.This is her recipe:

Fresh Asparagus Salad

1 package Lemon Jell-O
1 cup warm water
3/4 cup asparagus stock or water
3 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups asparagus, cooked and sliced
1 pimiento, chopped
Dissolve Jell-O in warm water. Add asparagus stock, vinegar, and salt. Chill When slightly thickened, fold in asparagus and pimiento. Turn into individual molds. Chill until firm. Unmold on crisp lettuce. Garnish with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with paprika. Serves 8.

This recipe might actually be very refreshing on a hot day.

Grapefruit and Grape Salad or Dessert

1 package Orange Jell-O
1 cup warm water
1 cup grapefruit juice and water
1 grapefruit, sections free from membrane, diced and drained
1 cup white grapes, halved and seeded
Dissolve Jell-O in warm water. Add grapefruit juice and water. Chill When slightly thickened, fold in grapefruit and graped. Turn into ring mold. Chill until firm. Unmold on crisp watercress and garnish with mayonnaise, or serve plain as dessert. Center may be filled with additional fruit, if desired. Serves 6.


Dana said...

love your vintage photos! I see you like scrapbooking and live in San Diego like i do.... where is your fav place to get scrapbook supplies? keep up the super cute blog.

Lidian said...

Oh Rochelle - what a great little Jell-O book...I just love it. And the asparagus mold...they are just way too happy for that asparagus mold.

Wonderful post!

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T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

This is so strangely retro, that I may have to try it to see what it's like. I agree that asparague and Jell-o is a little jarring, but I was thinking the strawberry jell-o. Lemon might be more palatable. It's so unusual, I kind of want to see what it would look like ...