These are recipes fixed during the depression!

Wilted lettuce

1 large bowl of fresh clean garden picked lettuce pieces
8 slices of bacon fried and crumbled. {more if you like}
1 small onion diced small
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons sugar

Break lettuces into a large bowl and salt and pepper. Add remaining ingredients to bacon fat in frying pan. {use not more than 4 tablespoons of the bacon fat} Bring this to a boil stirring constantly, pour over the lettuce, toss lightly with salad fork and spoon until the lettuce is wilted.



Layer Cake Salad

Tomato Layer

2 tablespoons gelatin
3 cups tomato juice
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon onion juice
1 teaspoon worchestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
few grains pepper



Cucumber Layer

1 package lemon flavored gelatin
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar
3 tablespoons green peppers, chopped fine
5 tablespoons cucumbers, chopped fine

Soak plain gelatin in 1/4 cup tomato juice. Scald 3/4 cup tomato juice and add to gelatin, stir until dissolved. Add remaining tomato juice and other ingredients in the tomato LAYER group. Pour 1 1/2 cups into round or oblong loaf pan which has first been rinsed in cold water; allow to set. Prepare lemon flavored gelatin according to directions on package. Add salt and vinegar. Chill in refrigerator until mixture begins to stiffen. Add the chopped peppers and cucumbers. Pour this mixture on top of tomato gelatin in mold; allow this layer to set. When this mixture is firm enough to hold another layer, pour remaining tomato juice mixture over it. Place again in the refrigerator until very firm. When ready to serve unmold "layer Cake" on serving tray or platter, "Frost" with mayonnaise and decorate with sliced stuffed olives. Surround with chicory or other salad greens.


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Cottage Cheese Salad

1 package lime jello
1 3/4 cup boiling water
pinch salt
2 teaspoons vinegar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cup cottage cheese
1 small onion, chopped fine

let set until beginning to gel in refrigerator. Then remove and whip the mix Add 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 small onion chopped fine and 1 cup cottage cheese. return to a mold and place in the refrigerator covered until firm and ready to serve.




Vegetable Aspic Salad

1 box knoz's gelatine soaked in a little cold water
1/2 pint boiling water
1/2 pint iced water
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 small can pimentos
3 green peppers
2 bunches celery, all chopped fine
2 cups cabbage, cut fine with slaw cutter

Mix all the above ingredients together, and pour into mold. Cover and place in refrigerator




Waldorf Salad

2 cups apples diced
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced oranges
1/4 cup sliced dates
2/3 cup chopped nuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
mayonnaise dressing

Marinate apples in lemon juice. Add celery, oranges, dates, nuts, salt, and sugar. moisten with mayonnaise. Mix lightly with 2 forks, serve on lettuce leaf. for individual salads, by each plate.




Depression Salad

1 can yellow hominy, drained
1 can black eyed peas, drained
1 green pepper, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, diced
1/4 cup cooking oil, optional
1/4 cup vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the above ingredients together and serve hot or cold.




Pineapple Salad

6 slices pineapple, cut in dices
3 tablespoons pimento, cut fine
2 cups marshmallows, cut in small pieces
1 cup pecans, chopped, but not to fine.
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup whipped cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Mix pineapple and pimentos thoroughly together and let stand several hours, then just before serving, mix nuts, marshmallows, and cream




Perfection Salad

2 tablespoons gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup mild vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 cup boiling water
1 cup ginger ale
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely shredded cabbage
2 cups celery, cut in small pieces
2 pimientos or 1/4 cup red or green peppers, cut in small pieces

Soak gelatin in cold water, add boiling water, then vinegar, ginger ale, lemon juice and salt. Strain and when mixture starts to thicken, add remaining ingredients. Turn into a lightly greased mold and chill. Serve on lettuce and garnish with mayonnaise.