Pie Plate Salad

This is another ad from the 1952 Better Living. I am sure it is not a tasty as yesterdays cake. This is a recipe for a 50's favorite, the gelatin salad. "Enjoy this new, different salad, made like a pie in your regular pie pan!. So quick and easy! Veg-All Mixed Vegetables- seven delicious salad vegetables all ready to use- bring you a nutritional combination that's vitamin and mineral-rich, perfect for salads." I don't know how they can call just putting some canned veggies in lemon gelatin a salad- no seasonings or added ingredients. Gee how creative.

1. Dissolve one package lemon gelatin in 1 cup hot water. Stir until thoroughly dissolved. Add 1/2 cup cold water.
2. Add 1 can drained Veg-All. Rinse 8-inch pie pan with cold water. Pour in mixture. Chill until firm.
3. Unmold on flat plate. Garnish with tartar sauce or salad dressing, pimiento lettuce. Serve in pie cuts.

I can not imagine anything as unappealing to me as canned mixed vegetable in lemon jello. This is in part because of my own traumatic 50's canned mixed vegetable experience. I can remember very clearly the night my Mom opened a can of mixed vegetables to serve for dinner and there right on top of the veggies was a very well canned fly! I would not touch canned mixed vegetables from that day on.


Shay said...

gack...I was tempted by a twenty-five cent VegAll cookbook a few weeks ago but stayed firm. It looked pretty...unappetizing.

Kathy said...

Canned mixed vegetables--thank goodness we have alternatives!

Lidian said...

Ah, Veg-All! I have a revolting Veg-All ad I'm saving for...well, sometime!

That Pie Plate Salad is utterly horrible. I love that they thought this was a good idea!

Michelle said...

good lo' that's a monstrosity! The fly story just puts this post over the top, though.