Pick: Would you eat these wacky, wiggling vintage summer recipes?

Would you try chive popsicles, onion Jell-O and "hamburger do-nuts" from the '50s and '60s?

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American food tastes sure have changed over the last half-century. The era of Happy Days was filled with aspics, tuna molds, cold soups, and mayonnaise-fruit mixtures. You probably would not find these recipes at summer picnics these days.

But perhaps you are feeling nostalgic? We clipped some classic recipes from the 1950s and early '60s. If you are feeling adventurous, the recipes are even included with some of them.

What we really want to know is — would you eat these summer foods on a hot day?

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  1. Everyone loves hamburgers. But what about these "Hamburger Do-Nuts" slathered in ketchup and suspended in corn?
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  2. Does this count as a "burger"? It's cottage cheese, pepper and tomato between pineapple "buns."
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  3. Would you picnic with Chicken Breasts Supreme in Aspic?
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  4. Refreshing popsicle! But wait… this is a savory Vichyssoise soup-sicle covered in chives.
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  5. Pie! But wait… this one is filled with potato salad.
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  6. Watch it wiggle! Would you eat this Neapolitan Vegetable Salad made from Lemon Jell-O, onions, carrots, cabbage and spinach?
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  7. Here is some Beef Tongue Vinaigrette served in a metal can.
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  8. Speaking of canned foods, Campbell's once sold this Consommé. Just freeze it, spoon it and eat it! It's made with beef!
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  9. Spam and Egg Salad Submarine?
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  10. This "Show-Off Casserole" is made from Miracle Whip, creamy of celery soup and ham chunks.
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  11. Tomato Aspic with Caviar Mayonnaise?
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  12. Cheese Aspic Patio Platter?
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  13. Would you try this "Luau Coleslaw" with mayo, cabbage, oranges and cranberry sauce?
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  14. What about a blooming "Tomato Royale" topped with curried egg salad?
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  15. Creamy Tuna Salad mold with carrots?
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Pick: Would you eat these wacky, wiggling vintage summer recipes?

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MarianneCoon 2 months ago
The only thing I would try would be the egg salad and spam sandwich. I eat egg salad and spam, together it would be like ham and eggs--Id give it a shot.

carmelab 2 months ago
I grew up eating a variety of molded & shaped jello salads with fruit & veggies and such. Some were too icky even for me but some were pretty tasty.
Relishag 3 months ago
Ewww I wouldn't eat anything they had what's wrong with them oh my God no
Katzi 3 months ago
Ohhhh myyyyy gawd.... This looks some of stuff my grandmother used to make . My brother & I would get the "You'd BETTER eat it or ELSE " look from my parents when it was served,
John 3 months ago
It's comforting to know that most people wouldn't touch this garbage with a stick.

Love the description of the Tomato Royale: "It looks like a grenade". I'll bet it exploded in more than a few colons.
teethclenched 3 months ago
0% similar. Heh--guess I'm an adventurous eater. I did have to think about that Cheese Aspic Patio Platter, though.
biscuits18521 3 months ago
86% similar to the most popular responses.
Stoney 3 months ago
86% similar. I'm not as picky an eater now as I was when I was a kid, but there is some truly nasty stuff on this quiz!
biscuits18521 Stoney 3 months ago
Yes I agree. Some really weird combinations on it lol.
JenHill 3 months ago
the oldest Cookbook I have found was 1915 "Dainty desserts for dainty people : Knox gelatine." https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.c006310913
CaptainDunsel 3 months ago
46% I'll try most things. But I'd *definitely* try #7. I love the idea of tasting a food that's tasting me back!
nightshade 3 months ago
you think this is bad? go to www.mid-centurymeals.com where a cookbook collector makes things like this and her husband tries it ..... there's waaay worse stuff than this in the 30-80s cookbooks and home magazines .......
nightshade nightshade 3 months ago
ehh its midcenturymeals.com
JenHill nightshade 3 months ago
https://www.midcenturymenu.com/ ;) & here is "Knox on-camera recipes : a completely new guide to gel-cookery. 1962"... https://hdl.handle.net/2027/coo.31924085786139
jvf 3 months ago
#10 should read as "...cream of celery soup...", not "...creamy of celery soup..."
biscuits18521 jvf 3 months ago
Good proofreading skills!
Angela 3 months ago
80% similar. I've never heard of any of these - nothing fancy when I was a kid - but they sound utterly gross. The only ones I would even try are the last one and the potato salad pie. How bad can potato salad be?
ELEANOR Angela 3 months ago
I remember having Tomato Aspic a lot!! Start with Lemon Jello and add a small can of V8 juice, finish with sliced olives. Never mind the Caviar Mayonnaise, plain mayonnaise will be just fine.
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