|As promised, here is the first of many more to come delicious recipes from our Mom’s cookbook, “I Smell a Memory”. The recipes below are VERY EASY and would be fun to make with small children (not as an ingredient…as a helper). These recipes aspire to the KISS principle and may even get you a real kiss in the meantime from someone that you love. PARTY
FOR A PRINCESS
RECIPES Bologna Spread Triangles (makes
about 1 quart of spread)
½ LB. BOLOGNA – 3 STALKS CELERY – 1 C
SWEET PICKLE RELISH
1 TSP PAPRIKA – 1 C MAYONNAISE
Run everything but the mayo through a fine food grinder twice -or- process in food processor until fine but not liquid. Cut Whole Bologna into pieces before use.Put the fine mixture into a mixing bowl and add the mayo. Mix with a wooden spoon until all is a smooth, moist, spreading consistency.
Trim crusts from fresh bread (wheat and white are nice). Spread one slice of bread thickly with mix, top with another slice, and cut corner to corner into four small triangles. Cover and refrigerate up to three hours. You can use 2 slices white or wheat, or one slice of each per sandwich. A variety is pretty.
Peanut and Jelly Fingers2 C Creamy or Crunchy
Peanut Butter at room temperature ( or 1 cup of each)
½ C Grape Jelly — ½ C Mint Jelly
Mix Grape Jelly into one cup of the Peanut Butter, and the Mint Jelly into the other cup, blending well.
Trim crusts from fresh bread (wheat and white are nice). Spread once slice of bread thickly with mix, top with another slice, and cut into three equal ‘fingers’.
You can use 2 slices white or wheat, or one slice of each per sandwich. A variety is pretty. Cover and refrigerate up to two hours.
Creamy Banana Nut Bread Circles1 loaf of your own Banana Nut Bread (or 1 Cylinder can of commercial brand)
8 oz Whipped Cream Cheese
4 oz. Crushed Pineapple, drain well, reserve juice
2 T Mayonnaise — 2 T Reserved Juice
4 drops Yellow Food Coloring
Cream together the Mayo, Pineapple Juice, and softened Cream Cheese, until well blended and creamy. Mix in the drained Crushed Pineapple. Add food coloring 1 drop at a time, until desired color. Mixture must be room temperature to be soft enough to spread easily on banana nut bread.
If using your own nut bread, cut thin slices and then use a whiskey glass or other small cutter to cut round circles (small, shaped cookie cutters would also work well).
When using cylindar can of bread, just remove the roll of bread from the can and slice thinly.
Spread one circle thickly with filling, top with another circle. Continue until all is used up. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Royal Gelatin SaladThis can be any gelatin salad or dessert that you prefer. It got its name from using Royal Gelatin. I believe it was a simple CHERRY GELATIN with SLICED BANANAS, PINEAPPLE CHUNKS and cut-up MARSHMALLOWS in it. (No mini marshmallows in those days.)
You need to drain the pineapple very well before adding it to the gelatin, but the juice can be measured to replace half of the cold water in the original box recipe, and ginger ale or lemon soda for the rest of the cold water in original recipe. If you have a pretty jello-mold use it, if not a cake dish will do. Cool Whip makes a pretty topping for each serving.
Princess Party PunchSeveral Large Envelopes of Cherry or Grape Kool-Aid
2 Quarts of Ginger Ale
1 Orange Sliced — I Lemon Sliced
Ice Cubes — Punch Bowl
Prepare the Kool-Aid according to instructions—Chill overnight.
Chill the unopened Ginger Ale overnight.
To Serve: Put the Chilled Kool-Aid into a punch bowl. Stir in the Chilled Ginger Ale. Add the Ice Cubes. Float the fruit slices on the top.