As you all know the holidays are upon us and so are parties. A lot of us will be having people over be it 2 or 100 so we have to be prepared, right?
So I decided to look through a new book I got at the Salvation Army a couple of weeks ago, this beauty:
Let's face it, I very rarely look at the recipes, it's the pictures that grab me and the colors.
Now where did they get that green? Kool-Aid? Jell-O? Oh yeah I'm betting on the Lime Jell-O and they found napkins to match! How crazy is that?
My mind was going in ten different directions when I first looked at that cover. First the drinks with the matching napkins, then the wood angel fish (is it teak?) with the shrimp skewered on it and last but not least the Jell-O covered paté in the lower right side corner. That is definitely diet food for me 'coz I would not eat it! hihihi!
This is part one of a full page spread. A tabletop BBQ, so the guests and grill their own skewers. This is soooo cool yet tacky, I would love to have this. But wait where do I use it? Inside? This being the 60's and everybody smoked, imagine what your house smelled like the day after! Your house had a smoke hangover!!!
Psrt 2 of the spread. Now just how big is this portable indor grill/snack server/party center? Where does one keep it after the party? Does it need a room of one's own? The BBQ/grill/snack server/party center smoke stinking room?
How cute are these hens? ok chickens? Now this book was published in 1963 (before I was born) and I had no idea people knew about guacamole back then. What about fluffy guac? Is it made fluffy with the addition of Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows?
Just who has those ginornous brandy snifters in their house? I don't have room for that! Sorry, I must correct myself, I only have room for Pyrex!
Jellied consomme....My mom's idea of a snack in the 70's. She would open a can and plop some in bowls and serve this to me with a lemon wedge. I remember gagging as I ate it. Just so you know and I'm sure a lot of you can relate...I had to eat what was put in front of me, no arguments. I couldn't even leave the table before my plate was empty and that's the way it was. Pure and simple.
Now you have yourself a great day, you hear?
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