Can you guess the ingredients in these 1960s summer recipes?

Get ready for a whole lot of gelatin and mayo.

Ah, summertime. It's the season for lazing by the pool, watching mindless movies, and eating "salads" made from gelatin and mayonnaise. 

What, you don't do that? Because if this were the 1960s, you probably would. You would not have the choice. Your Aunt Cici would bring over her blue-ribbon walnut-lime Jell-O mold, or your neighbor Betty would insist you try her Orange Ham Surprise. Those were the kinds of things we ate at the time.

We snipped some vintage Sixties recipes from the pages of Ladies Home Journal. Then we took out one single ingredient. Guess what it is.
  1. Let's start with this simple Cranberry Gelatin Salad. What is the white stuff on top?
  2. This "Watermelon Bombe" is a nifty edible optical illusion. What are those "seeds"?
  3. What's the main ingredient in these "Bologna Boats" — besides bologna, of course.
  4. What are the red things atop this Potato Salad Pie?
  5. What are the fat white chunks in this "Tomato Royal" recipe?
  6. What makes "Frank 'N' Steins" so green?
  7. What is the one key ingredient that both "Breadload Barbecue" and "Flamenco Veal Chops" have in common?
  8. What are the red chunks in this "Luau Coleslaw"?
  9. What's the secret ingredient in "Fruit Patio Platter"?
  10. What liquid do you add to the gelatin, Camembert cheese, eggs and mustard in this "Dessert Mousse"?
  11. What is the other main ingredient in the "Sweet Ham Filling" of this "Flower Pot Sandwich"?

Can you guess the ingredients in these 1960s summer recipes?

Your Result...

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candybaroque 39 months ago
oh god i hope not.
4/11 oh my god ew
JuneCleaver 45 months ago
5/11 not surprised though.They had some weird taste sensations happening in the 60's.
Doom 61 months ago
6/11 I know I'm weird but there's not a dish listed here I wouldn't try (at least once) except maybe the "Frank 'N' Steins" but that's because I don't like the texture of split-pea soup, it tends to be a little grainy.
It is a nice shade of puke-green though, might be a fun Halloween dish.
Jacqueline05478 61 months ago
I missed # 10 because I forgot how long ago these were from and that adding alcohol without some hint in the recipe name was normal.
CaptainDunsel 61 months ago
10 of 11
I missed 5 because I didn't think it through. The recipe specified a 6 oz can, and maraschino cherries are almost always in a jar.
RandyJepsen 61 months ago
Yuck, those look disgusting.
Even if I wasn't a mayo hater I would still agree. They are just so wrong to begin with.
OlgaBagley RandyJepsen 35 months ago
I. 100 percent agree🤢🤮🤢🤮🤢🤢
MissTheOldDays 61 months ago
You got 8 out of 11
You can shout, "I won!" Now me sure to brush your teeth after eating all that food, like the good kids in this toothpaste ad.

It all looked gross and I wouldn't eat any of it and never heard if any if it. I guessed on all of these.
Joe 61 months ago
Those recipes were pretty damn gross! I hope Good Housekeeping didn't give their seal of approval for any of 'em!
MissTheOldDays Joe 61 months ago
I said the same thing to myself.
anthony 61 months ago
5/11.Why would anyone want to put chocolate chips in watermelon?The only one I would try is #7
JeffTanner anthony 61 months ago
Well, It wasn't real watermelon. The chocolate chips were supposed to be seeds.
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